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The Sony Xperia Z2 is a waterproof Android tablet with a 10 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
A WiFi-only version of the tablet launched in April for $500 and up. Now Verizon has announced that it’s the exclusive US carrier to offer a 4G LTE model of the tablet.
Here are some tech news headlines from around the web. You can keep up with the latest news by following Liliputing on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
- Sony’s waterproof Xperia Z2 Tablet 4G is a Verizon exclusive in the US
Other features include 32GB of storage, a microSd card slot, an 8MP camera, 6000mAh battery, and perks such as 90 days of free music streaming from Music Unlimited, 6 pre-selected movie downloads, and more. [Verizon]
- Amazon Fire Phone gets Bluetooth certification on way to July 25th launch
Amazon’s first smartphone is already available for pre-order and it’s expected to ship July 25th. While you’re waiting for the phone you can check out this extraordinarily uninteresting piece of evidence that things are proceeding on schedule. [Bluetooth SIG]
- Google issues a workaround to enable support for paid Android Wear apps
The first Android Wear devices are now shipping… and early adopters quickly discovered they were unable to install paid Android apps. Now Google’s offering a workaround that developers can use until a better solution is available. [Android Developers]
- BlackBerry Messenger beta hits the Windows Phone Store
BBM has already made the leap from a BlackBerry exclusive to a cross-platform messaging service with Android and iOS apps. Now it’s also available for Windows Phone [N4BB]
- Kobo Aura H20 waterproof eReader coming this fall?
The Kobo Aura is an eReader with a high-resolution ePaper display. The Aura H20 will reportedly be IP67-rated for water and dust-proof use. [@evleaks]
- Flopsy Droid is a Flappy Bird clone… for Android Wear
Thought playing Flappy Bird was tough on your phone? Try it on your wristwatch. Actually, it’s probably no tougher… there’s only one control, after all. [TechCrunch]
- Samsung teases an Exynos announcement for July 10th
This could be the Exynos 5433 octa-core CPU that’s expected to power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4. No, it’s still not an ARMv8, 64-bit chip. [SamMobile]
- How to get days of battery life from an Android Wear watch
Device makers are only promising around 24 to 36 hours of run time from their new Android Wear smartwatches. Here’s one method to extend that run time… [@Rafe Needleman]
Sony really needs to start cutting down on those useless wide bezels…
Samsung managed to reduce the dead space on their bezels somewhat, and Chinese Huawei managed to reduce theirs by two thirds!
So, if Huawei can manage high quality metal casings with very slim bezels, how is Sony going to defend their premium claim if they persistently keep stuffing up our bags and pockets with way too much bezel…?
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