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Sony delivers Android 10 to the Xperia 1 and 5

Sony recently published a timeline detailing when we could expect Android 10 on its phones. While many older devices are only supposed to get the update "early 2020 onwards," the company was more specific with the Xperia 1 and 5, which should get the new software this month. And true to its promise, Sony has just started rolling out the latest version of Android to the two devices.

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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 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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UK exclusive: Activate a Sony Xperia 5 on EE and receive a free PlayStation 4 or PSVR Starter Pack

Sony may be more widely known for its PlayStation gaming consoles than its Android phones, but with this exclusive UK deal, you can own the best of both. From now through November 4th, readers in the United Kingdom can activate a Sony Xperia 5 on a 30GB EE network plan and receive their choice of a PlayStation 4 or a PlayStation VR Starter Pack.

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Sony Xperia 5 skips a bunch of numbers, but it's basically just an Xperia 1 compact

Sony just took the wraps off the Xperia 5 at IFA, and it's pretty much what we expected based on the earlier leaks. The company has decided to skip digits 2-4 with the new phone, and while that might imply big changes, many of the specs are substantially unchanged from the Xperia 1 launched earlier this year. This is basically the same phone, but smaller and with a lower-resolution screen.

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Sony spotted preparing to introduce Xperia 5 at IFA 2019

We've come to high season for high-pressure presentations in cavernous venues for little pieces of circuitry encased in glass, metal, and plastic again. IFA 2019 is just about underway in Berlin and tech companies are on rehearsals looking for the right words, notes, camera shots, and switches to hit. Unfortunately for Sony, someone in the control room flipped the wrong switch and briefly revealed the existence of the company's next big smartphone, the Xperia 5.

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