Rather than introduce a new smartphone every six months, Sony has adopted a yearly cycle for updates and as part of this, is increasing the marketing activity around its current flagship, the Xperia Z3. One of the impressive devices introduced last year, the Xperia Z3 is being dubbed as the ultimate fitness companion and now Sony’s taken this one step further with a high-tech hamster wheel. Continue reading “Sony’s new high-tech hamster wheel aims to get you fit”
Sony have today unveiled an updated version of their Android Wear powered Smartwatch 3 which aims to solve a large criticism leveraged towards the Android Wear device. Announced today, the Smartwatch 3 now comes in a fetching Stainless Steel option which offers an alternative to the rather plain silicone strap version currently available. Continue reading “Sony SmartWatch 3 now comes in Stainless Steel”
It turns out that yesterday’s rumor about Android Wear smartwatches being next in line for Lollipop update was indeed true. Today, Google has officially announced the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Wear smartwatch platform. Continue reading “Google announces Android Wear 5.0 Lollipop update”
One of the biggest trends in technology at the moment is wearable devices such as smartwatches and whilst many manufacturers have begun launching their first devices this year, Sony’s already on the third generation of the Sony Smartwatch range. Whilst this year’s smartwatch shares many similarities with its predecessors (such as durability and overall design), it features a few major differences and the biggest of these is its powered by Google’s new Android Wear operating system.
Whilst previous devices were powered by Sony’s proprietary user interface, the adoption of Android Wear has meant Sony can stop focusing on the software and instead look to innovate in hardware and design. Has this move paid off or should Sony have continued using its proprietary OS? Continue reading “Sony SmartWatch 3 Review”
Smartwatches may have initially been considered a passing fad when Sony originally announced the Smartwatch range and Samsung introduced the Galaxy Gear last year but over the past twelve months, we’ve seen many manufacturers announce smartwatches; from multiple new Samsung Gears to smartwatches from LG, Asus, Motorola, Huawei and Microsoft there’s a lot of competition. To make things even tougher, Apple announced the Apple Watch (although it doesn’t go on sale until early next year) and arguably the most important addition to the lineup is the Android Wear OS but is Google’s wearable platform the answer? Continue reading “Sony SmartWatch 3 Unboxing and First Impressions”
Sony introduced the SmartWatch 3, the company’s first Android Wear-powered smartwatch at the IFA last month. At the announcement Sony just said that it would go on sale later in Autumn 2014 without any price tag. Now the company started taking pre-orders for the smartwatch at Verizon Wireless in the U.S, which would ship by October 30th. It is priced at $249.99 ( Rs. 15,299 approx.). Sony says it would go on Google Play Soon in select countries. Continue reading “Sony SmartWatch 3 up for pre-order in the US for $249.99, shipping October-end”
Sony has announced the SmartWatch 3 SWR50, the company’s first smartwatch powered by Android Wear. It has a 1.6-inch (320 x 320 pixels) TFT LCD capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and offers notification for messages, calls and more when connected to the smartphone over Bluetooth. Continue reading “Sony SmartWatch 3 powered by Android Wear announced”