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Sony Xperia 5 bootloader becomes unlockable as it joins Open Devices program

Sony has managed to gain a lot of fans among developers thanks to its Open Devices program. It's an initiative that brings Android Open Source Project (AOSP) builds to some of the company's devices and allows developers to adapt and change the code. It also makes it easier to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMs. Sony has announced that the latest phone to become part of the Open Devices program is the Xperia 5.

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Sony is bringing its ridiculous neck speakers to the US next month

The concept of wearable speakers is relatively new and weird, and the benefits are questionable for most people. It's a category of devices that sits somewhere between regular old speakers and headphones. They're supposed to make the sound feel even more immersive as you enjoy your home cinema, while neither disturbing nor blocking out your surroundings. One such product is Sony's SRS-WS1. It's been available overseas for quite some time already, and it's now coming to the US.

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Amazon's Deal of the Day makes the thumpin' Sony WH-XB900N headphones finally worth buying ($120 off)

We didn't recommend the Sony WH-XB900N when reviewing the headphones, but now a tempting $128 price tag is making us give the pair a second look. At $120 off, this is the cheapest price we've seen for the headphones.

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The Xperia 10 Plus is $350 ($49 off) right now

In this crazy world we live in, it helps to remember that somethings never change: the sun rises in the east, the sky is blue, and Sony phones get their prices slashed a few months after release. Now you can grab the mid-range Xperia 10 Plus for just $349.99, a $80 discount from the original MSRP, and a $50 drop from the usual price.

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Sony details Android 10 update timeline for its Xperia phones

Despite continuing losses in its mobile business sector, Sony still churns out phone after phone, much to the delight of its ardent fan base. It also maintains its existing lineup with new software updates and, just like many other manufacturers before it, the company has just shared when which of its devices will receive Android 10.

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LineageOS now supports Zenfone 3, Yandex Phone, and other devices

It has been a little while since we've checked in on LineageOS, the super-popular custom ROM that brings new versions of Android to old phones. Last time we covered the project, it fixed an issue that prevented Xiaomi device support, and LineageOS hasn't skipped a beat since then.

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Killer deal: Sony's excellent WH1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones down to $228 ($122 off)

Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but that's not stopping companies from starting their deals early on, very early on. We're not complaining, though, as competition means we get to see some fantastic discounts such as today's deal on the Sony WH1000XM3 over-ear headphones: they're down to $228 on Amazon, a full $122 off.

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(Update: Sony denies) Official Apple TV app was available for some Sony Android TVs before being abruptly pulled hours later

With the launch of Apple TV+ looming (it's November 1st, for anyone keeping score), OEMs have been scrambling to get the Apple TV app greenlit for their hardware platforms. Earlier this week, we reported that select Amazon TV Fire Sticks received official supoprt, and for a brief moment today, Apple TV found its way to some Sony Android TVs — just to be renounced hours later.

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Sony shuttering PlayStation Vue in early 2020, leaving us with one less streaming option

After chugging along for four years, Sony is calling it quits and ending its Playstation Vue subscription service. The company cites the slow-changing and competitive Pay TV industry as its primary reason for the pullout, and it plans to focus on its core gaming business going forward. Subscribers will have access to the service until January 30, 2020.

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[Update: Extra savings on select models] Sony X950G 4K Android TVs go on sale for up to $500 off, just in time for your fall lineup

The fall season is what television enthusiasts live for. Sports fans revel in the heart-wrenching action of football and hockey, while evening bingers gather 'round for the return of their beloved sitcom and drama series. If you're in need of a new television to make the most of your 2019 fall lineup, look no further than these 4K Android TVs by Sony, on sale now for up to $500 off.

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