Google removes multiple Google Play Edition devices from Play Store

Google has taken down multiple Google Play Edition devices from the Play Store. Devices like Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One (M7) were taken down from the device section of the Play Store. These handsets along with Samsung Galaxy S4 were out of inventory for some time before they were officially taken down today.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Magnetic Charging Dock Unboxing and Demo

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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is massive, and with its amazing display it could have had a kickstand built in, for watching videos. Well, Sony might have partially solved that with the Magnetic Charging Dock. Well, it’s not just a stand for watching videos, in fact, it’s not even purpose-built for that, but the immediate advantage we found from the Dock is exactly that, and more. We picked this up along with all the other accessories that we recently unboxed, so here is the Unboxing and Demo video of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra magnetic charging dock –

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z Ultra Hands on

Sony announced its latest flagship device, the Xperia Z1 here at IFA in Berlin and we’ve already gone hands on with the camera centric device. It competes within its own stable with the Z Ultra that is also a relatively recent launch for the Japanese smartphone manufacturer. While they don’t exactly compete with each other, here’s a quick break down to see how the handset fare when placed next to each other.

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The design language of the Z1 and Z Ultra is very similar and they most definitely do appear like they belong to the same family of smartphones. The front of the Z1 has a 5 inch Full HD Triluminous display with Sony’s X-Reality Engine thrown in for good measure.The Z Ultra on the other hand has an absolutely gargantuan 6.44″ screen. The resolution is the same as the Z1 at 1920 x 1080 with the pixel density dropping down to 342ppi versus the 441ppi of the Z1. The screens on both the phones are a much needed improvement over previous gen Sony devices and have fairly wide viewing angles and good color reproduction.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra Hands on Comparison

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Samsung just unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3 at their IFA unpacked event today. Boasting a beautiful 5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 Processor and 3 GB of RAM, it is easily one of the most powerful devices that have launched till date. But there was also another Snapdragon 800 device that impressed us with its performance and that was the Xperia Z Ultra, the first 6.44 inch device from Sony. How do both these phablets look side by side, and how do they fare in a quick comparison? We shot a video to show you how –

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets a major update, brings X-Reality for mobile finally

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Sony Mobile has started rolling out a new software update (v 14.1.B.1.510) for the Xperia Z Ultra (C6802) that brings lot of new features including the most expected X-Reality for mobile, support for one-handed text input in the international Xperia keyboard and lots more. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra got the first minor update from version 14.1.B.0.461 to 14.1.B.0.471 earlier this month. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets a major update, brings X-Reality for mobile finally”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review

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Every once in a while we come across a product that is a bit ahead of the curve or perhaps such a niche that it is hard to accept it in its current incarnation. The Xperia Z Ultra while not exactly revolutionary, does have the inklings of what might be come the future of smart computing. But is it good enough to convince us ? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets its first software update

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Sony Mobile has started rolling out the first firmware update v14.1.B.0.471 for the recently launched Xperia Z Ultra (C6802). The stock firmware is 14.1.B.0.461, so this might be a minor change. The baseband version and the kernel version has a minor change. The new firmware has a build date of July 19th. There is no changelog so this might be a an update to fix some bugs and improve the performance of the device. We did not notice any changes or any new apps on the device after the update. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets its first software update”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Unboxing

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Sony has launched the Xperia Z Ultra, their latest flagship Android phone with a 6.44-inch display and a Snapdragon 800 processor in India today. Sony unveiled the Z Ultra last month, and we brought you the hands-on impressions of the device from the launch event. We brought you the photo gallery of the device from the event earlier today. Here we have the device for unboxing. Let’s find out more about about the device in our unboxing.


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Sony Xperia Z Ultra launched in India for Rs. 46990


Sony has officially launched the Xperia Z Ultra, the company’s latest smartphones in the Xperia series. Sony unveiled the Z Ultra last month and it went on sale in India online last week. The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra launched in India for Rs. 46990”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra now available in India for Rs. 44990

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, the company’s latest flagship phone last month. Now the phone is available in India from online retailer Saholic. The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance and has pen input. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra now available in India for Rs. 44990”

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Hands On

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With the announcement of the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony showed they definitely mean business. The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, although the new Galaxy S4 LTE-A also uses Qualcomm’s latest chipset. Clocked at 2.2GHz, the processor promises fantastic performance as you can see in our Snapdragon 800 benchmarking.


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Sony Xperia Z Ultra with 6.44-inch 1080p display, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor announced

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Sony has finally announced the Xperia Z Ultra, the company’s latest flagship phone in the Xperia range. It has a 6.44-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine that would offer rich, natural colours, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It is just 6.5mm thick and weighs 212 grams. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z Ultra with 6.44-inch 1080p display, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor announced”