VR video, Android Nougat and Football Fun

Another Friday has come around! But before you dash off, make sure you take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Sony and Android this week – it’s certainly been busy!

As you probably know, virtual reality is one of the hottest topics about, and Sony PlayStation ™ is always keen to showcase its latest VR efforts. This week, fans were entertained with a new video series that documented the creation of PlayStation VR.  The series charts the headset’s journey, from the early prototype stages right the way through to its impending launch. In the first video, which you can see for yourself below, the early days of the project are documented. It’s great and you’re sure to find out lots of stuff that you didn’t know before.

In future videos, fans will be treated to learning how development teams have harnessed the headset’s innovative display, 3D audio and intuitive control inputs to create truly immersive gameplay experiences. We can’t wait to see the next instalment. New episodes will arrive regularly over the coming weeks, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled.


Staying on the topic of PlayStation, this week saw big news for football fans.. You probably remember, but just in case you don’t -last month it was announced that NFL Network and its RedZone channel would arrive on PlayStation Vue before the start of the football season. Well, we’re delighted to tell you that the time is finally here as PlayStation just announced that the two channels are now live on the service for Core and Elite subscribers. Subscribers will also get access to NFL Network on the web, through the NFL app on streaming devices and on the NFL Mobile app at no additional charge. It’s going to be great.

Once you’ve given it a go, let us know your thoughts.

We also had our very own exciting announcement this week. In case you missed it, we released our upgrade roadmap and plans for Android 7.0, Nougat. Android Nougat will  be made available for: Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance*. We’re really excited about the new Sony features & functionality and the improvements we’ve made to the user experience – and we’ll be sharing more soon… so stay tuned to the blog and @SonyMobileNews for all the latest news on timings and features.

Finally, just a quick reminder to stay tuned for all our latest from IFA!

*Software rollouts are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.


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