Xperia T firmware (7.0.A.3.195) now rolling out; adds Wi-Fi Screen Mirroring and new Small Apps

by XB on 24/10/2012

in Featured Content, Firmware, Reviews, Xperia T


That was quick. We only brought you news two days ago about new firmware being certified for the Sony Xperia T (LT30p)/TX (LT29i) and now the software has already started to roll out. The update will move your Xperia T firmware version number from 7.0.A.1.303 to 7.0.A.3.195.

It is a quite a decent update too improving performance as well as introducing some new features such as Wi-Fi Miracast Screen Mirroring, new Small Apps, the Media application icons have also been revamped. However, we noticed that the current Root methods do not work with this new firmware. Also, for some reason the Power Saver app has disappeared. See some screens from the new firmware below.

Xperia T firmware version 7.0.A.3.195

Xperia T firmware

Media icons have changed

Sony’s media icons have had a facelift, however the applications behind them remain largely the same.

Xperia T firmware

Wi-Fi Miracast Screen Mirroring now enabled

You will find new “Media server settings” under the “Wireless & networks” menu settings. This allows you to share your media content with other devices.

Xperia T firmware

The Walkman app now has an option to “Throw” music to another device using Wi-Fi Miracast.

Xperia T firmware

The same “Throw” option is also seen in the Album app. It means you can easily view your pictures to a TV. There is also an option for a SensMe slideshow.

Xperia T firmware

Several options are presented before the SensMe slideshow begins. You can change the music and theme.

Xperia T firmware

Three new ‘Small Apps’ available

Small Apps are widget-like applications that overlay the homescreen and any other application. They will sit on the top of everything until they are closed or moved to the side of the screen. Previously, the option to add Small Apps from the Play Store was not live, however it is in this update.

Xperia T firmware

Only four Small Apps were available prior to this update, however three new Small Apps are now available from the Google Play Store: Mirror, Currency Converter and Unit Converter.

Xperia T firmware

Once installed, you’ll find three new icons appear on the Small Apps ribbon, when the Recent Apps button is pressed.

Xperia T firmware

The apps are self-explanatory and actually quite useful. The currency converter provides a quick and easy way to convert currency from a wide choice. The latest FX rates are updated daily from what we can tell – since this Small App screencap was taken, it has now updated to today’s date (10/24/12).

The unit converter works for a number of unit groups including area, energy, length, mass, power, pressure, temperature, time, velocity and volume.

The mirror is quite an ingenious but simple app. It allows you to see yourself (we can’t be the only one that has tried to use the front camera to similar effect before an interview or date!) The app can be toggled between two sizes (half-screen and full-screen), it also allows you to take a picture of yourself using the camera button on the bottom left.

Xperia T firmware

App icons in notification menu

It seems that app icon thumbnails are now present in the notication screen.

Xperia T firmware

  • Someone

    shouldn’t those new features be available for all 2012 xperia devices?!

  • LOVEARCS

    meanwhile my Arc s with a shitty version of ICS.
    SONY, worry MORE

  • sfordesign

    that app icons in notification thingy is a new google play store feature, not a new feature in the xperia T’s update

  • M Usman

    Now it just seems like Sony are ignoring my Xperia S and all other 2012 devices

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    The app icons are present in all the devices running the Play Store version 3.9.16.
    It is not a result of the update.

  • roeshak

    Don’t worry once they release another flagship, they’ll ignore the T too. Shitty tactics from a shitty company. For me I’m not even bothered if the xperia S gets even the tinniest update, I’m moving on from all this crap. One look at the HTC J Butterfly and this T looks like a fucking toy. So glad I refused it when T mobile offered it to me as a second phone for just £18.50 on a 24mth deal. I was tempted for half a second only. Waiting for the truly great devices. HTC just raised the bar significantly with the J Butterfly. Lets see how others react. All in all 2013 is shaping up to be a very interesting year and I’ll wait for Samsing to respond to the butterfly before deciding. The htc looks like it was born to win though so wonder what could possibly beat it.

  • M Usman

    my problem is if they are consistently doing this, I wanted the Xperia Odin or Yuga. There I have a dilemma. I don’t want their screw ups to change the brand I want to buy

  • M Usman

    I think they will give all these new small features and some big ones all together to the 2012 Xperia devices via the Jelly Bean update instead of constantly updating every single phone. It takes them more time that way and takes more time for us to receive JB.

  • sameoldshit

    they did it again! focuses on newer models, dumping the old ones. same old sony sh*t since the x10 days! xperia t and v users, once yuga is released expect sony to you and your device too.

  • jecko

    App icon it’s because new version of play store not because new firmware. my phone already have that. Why new icon of walkman have purple color, i’d love the old one.

  • k

    sony said they give all this apps to all 2012 models but not to 2011 :)

  • Jerry Berglund

    Hmm…. Im not sure, but didnt SONY say that all 2012 smartphones should get this things? Or have they change their minds?

  • DrazenDodig

    didnt you complain before how they should update flagships first and then old phones? Yes you did! lol.

  • paul4id

    The old media icons are much better, with much more sophistication (including the old Music icon with musical note — “WALKMAN” in big bold letters is stupid and meaningless branding).

    The new icons look like they were just made by some Asian designers with no taste (cough!)

  • http://twitter.com/3lwee Mr.Alawi

    ROOT your device and get a NICE ICS ROM from XDA DEVELOPERS and then it’s wont be SHITTY =__=

  • kiikooo

    it still tells me im up to date :S

  • ThilinaC

    >>The new icons look like they were just made by some Asian designers with no taste (cough!)

    seriously ?

  • jxPerience

    really?

    x10 from 1.6 to 2.1 to 2.3.3 isnt enough? (except for minis)
    2011 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 to 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 isnt enough? (except for xplay)
    2012 from 2.3.7 to 4.0.4 in just 6 months and 4.1 soon isnt enough?

    just look at the other manufacturers first before judging SONY. Because as far as i know SONY gives rampant numbers of updates in terms of mobile models. Not only the High end but also the mid to low.

  • jag

    i 2nd demotion! even HTC one X doesnt have official jelly bean yet

  • M Usman

    The Xperia S is their flagship… And its not an old phone. I might have said that when I had my Arc. and my X10. But things change. :D I wasn’t complaining. Just stressing my point across

  • sameoldshit

    @jxPerience

    hey ass fuck, dont u see the reality? almost all high end phones are getting JB. 4.2 will be announce this coming 29th. sony give shitty and slow updates. jumping from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 is not a major update douche. 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 as well. get a device that has the capability of getting the update sooner then youll know what an update really is. dumb fuck. haha.

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  • xPure

    SONY Mobile from Japan is an Asian company, so is the icons and phone design. (cough!)

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  • Name

    Sweet, I usually use Google to calculate foreign currency when buying on the internet.
    The Currency Converter app is way easier!

    Still waitin’ for my XT -.-..

  • doraemonboi

    i want it on my xperia S. Please.

  • jacko

    new icons of walkman, movies, and album it’s like on cheaper phone not classy like sony was.

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  • jxPerience

    for me i like it much better than the old one. And the circle icons reminds me of Vita Icons. Now i can see the vita integration in Sony Xperia. Honestly i like the icons very much and the Walkman Icons doesnt need the music icon to say its a music player. W (walkman icon) itself defines its music to everyone. Only people with steep mind like you complaint about it. Dont worry we understand you kid!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/roosh.t4 Notável Roosh II

    JB update consist of all of these, it take time sending individual updates !, JB is going to be OTA on our phones soon, late oct/ early nov -> that means very soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/roosh.t4 Notável Roosh II

    u idiot :P, 4.2 is not that big. It’s same SDK level : Improved ! ah facepalm… learn something new dude :S

  • Guest

    I’m guessing much of its old design was done in Europe…

  • paul4id

    It wasn’t always. I was a Sony Ericsson fanboy, never a Sony fanboy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/williamrsalazar William Salazar

    mine too ;(
    been waiting for 2 days since I read this post from Xperiablog

  • CloudAtlas

    When will this be available in the UK? My device is not showing any available updates.

  • hakan

    The power save app is probably gone since Xperia t now includes the special power save feature found in Xperia p http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2012/08/28/extended-standby-mode-for-xperia-p/

  • roeshak

    A very stupid fanboy response for the ears of other stupid fanboys.

    The reality you conveniently miss out is the x10 was on 1.6(an os which should not have been seen on any phone let alone a flagship in 2010) for many many months while other manufactures where up to 2.2 which the x10 never saw.

    2011 was fortunately for sony because ics was long in the making which gave sony breathing space which they exploited by putting out statements promising that they had learned from their mistakes in 2010.

    Again in 2012 they released phones with 2.3 which once again should never have been used in 2012. Then they released a beta build of ics and it’s taken them almost a year to put out what can be described as a decent build with the xperia T. A joke!

    Who gives a toss what they do with lower end devices. Most people who buy those phones don’t really care about such things anyway.

    At the top end, every single other significant manufacture do far better. You talk about the One X not having received it’s JB update yet. At least one X users won’t have to wait until Feb 2013 at the earliest for it. The xperia S won’t see it until q2 at the earliest.

    Fanboy jokers!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Beal/100000661951016 Simon Beal

    I haven’t received this either in the UK.

  • William

    Still waiting for the firmware update for my Xperia T ;(

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  • http://twitter.com/_hellodave_ Dave

    Anyone else who has upgraded on Vodafone uk fining their wifi and data signals are dropping a lot? Is there anyway to test this?

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  • APai

    umm, no.

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  • http://twitter.com/YourManAdrian Adrian Casillas

    Actually he’s right. Because my Samsung Slll displayed the app icons as well.

  • APai

    have 3.916…but not that set of icon, so that makes it different right ?

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  • AnP

    Unable to connect my WiFi enabled TV to enable screen mirroring. Please help. It says No Devices found.

  • http://twitter.com/maximills20 Mr Williams

    Been waiting for this new update for a while now, I’m currently enemies with the software update button. I hate waiting long for minor update, imagine when JB becomes available now. Boy!!!! We gonna wait. Love my XPT thou

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lorenzo-Cianchelli/651649592 Lorenzo Cianchelli

    I would like to point out that the Wi-Fi Miracast (screen mirroring) is not what is in “Settings -> Wi-Fi and network.” This is the sharing of photos and videos that are already present in the previous realese with another icon. The screen mirroring is another thing, is the “real projection” of the display, as when Xperia t is connected via hdmi. It is located in “Xperia” under settings.

  • Dango

    So the “throw” option replaces “play on device”? Seems to work pretty well on my xperia T throwing to a Bravia KDL-26EX553. The media server function is pretty good too when playing music over the wifi. It really struggles to throw videos to the TV tho, anything over a 10 secs long just wont transfer and play………

  • Dango

    Played music all day yesterday on the TV system via the phone wifi media server connection without any really noticeable extra battery usage. Quite impressed with that

  • mhmxperia

    why i dont have these features on my xperia s (Lt26i)

  • robert

    after the new update mi wifi reception is very bad , and battery life also

  • Badger

    New icon On homescreen drop down bar. What is it

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