Sony takes measures to stop the leakage of information
Let’s admit it, at least half of the interesting news and gossip in the tech world is coming from leaks. We love them, we share them, and we love to share them! It is always exciting to have a glimpse on the new design of an upcoming device or to learn which chipset is chosen for the flagship. The more, the better. However, this is not the way that companies and manufacturers are feeling about the leakage of confidential information. It seems that each company is suffering from this problem; it just cannot rely on all its employees to keep the secret information. In fact, it is a real surprise when something surprises us in the mobile world.
The truth is that the companies are working really hard to develop what users want. The prototype devices are among the most popular way for testing different concepts, and as it turns out, they are the best source of the leaks. We often see parts of devices or pictures of mysterious phones on the social networks and forums. Another way for catching a new device is through installing third-parties apps which is registered in the entries of the servers.
Sony has officially announced it is tired of all the leaks. Who can blame the company? The flagship Sony Xperia Z1 that many still know as Honami was completely revealed in series of leaks. Nothing remained a secret or managed to surprise us when the company introduced the camera-phone right before IFA. Therefore Sony has posted in is offices signs, reading “strictly follow prototype usage rules.” The “rules” include not using the prototype device without protective cover, do not show it in the world to people that are not part of the project, no pictures of the handset or the tablet are allowed to be posted on social networks and forums. It is also forbidden to download apps from third parties on the prototype. Recently we have seen leaks of Sony Xperia Z2. This might be the reason for Sony to device not to present device at CES.