Xperia S/SL firmware build 6.2.B.1.96 gets certified [Update]

by XB on 13th August 2013

in Firmware, Xperia S

Xperia S_certifiedSony Mobile has today certified firmware version 6.2.B.1.96 for the Xperia S (LT26i) and Xperia SL (LT26ii). This is the same build number, from which a screenshot recently leaked. The fact that it has been certified today could mean it ends up rolling out by the end of this month.

The update is said to bring a number of bug fixes (1080p video recording, volume up bug, 2G data issues) amongst other improvements. You will also be able to long press the home button to activate Google Now. We’ll bring you more news once the update starts seeding.

Update: The firmware has also been certified for the Sony Xperia acro S.

Xperia S_certified

Thanks Aaron and Deki!

  • Deki
  • Anonymous

    How about Acro S? :(

  • Deki
  • XperiaBlog

    Thanks Deki – we’ve updated the post!

  • Deki


  • nielsniels
  • John-Mark Christmas

    So if holding down the home button gives you Google Now, is recent apps still included?

  • Deki

    We’ll see about that :-)

  • Muhammad Zohaib Rizwani

    Double tap the home button for it. I think that’s how

  • disqus_08T17DzMHr

    My Acro S was waiting for this day… At last.. OMG..

  • Lucian

    Awesome! Can’t wait to get it :-D

  • Martin Ambre

    awesome news on my b’day :)

  • Utsav Shah

    I don’t understand why Xperia Ion is ingnored when it’s also a fuji device?

  • Deki

    Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday :D

  • Martin Ambre

    thanks :D
    belated to you :d

  • Deki

    Thanks! :D

  • kamransaeed15

    hope my camera issue got fix with this update

  • John

    What is that update for?

  • Deki

    Bux fixes for S/SL/Acro S.

  • ThariHitz

    when will it release??? can’t wait anymore :-)

  • Mac

    About time! Give my acro S some love again Sony! :-D

  • alaa

    Sony Meddle East in Twitter :

    Something exciting is happening from August 14th to 24th. Can you guess what it is? It’s larger than life – that’s the only hint

  • Ion user

    Xperia Ion usually get certified a week later.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    HAppy B’day both of you ;)

  • Utsav Shah

    sometimes it gets certified but is not released.
    my point was that though it’s of the same group it’s always considered as from a different platform.

  • naderzz

    what about acro s??

  • Vitali

    this update will be the last? i mean bug fixes/build update

  • ish

    This is great news even though it should have already been released by now considering how serious the bugs are. Sony is still way too slow when it comes to the Xperia S.

  • Norio24

    Mine was 4 days ago lol

  • spade

    I think the “recent button” will replace the “menu button”, the “menu button” will appear on screen somewhere, just like those xperias with on screen button, well who knows.. Btw the “menu button” isn’t practical anymore, there’s bunch of apps don’t have any functionally with “menu button” :/

  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    *forever an ion*

  • Kaloyskie

    It is written that it has also been certified for us acro users.

  • Andrew D

    Oppo Find 5, Here i come

  • dmagnetic

    Who to install it ?????????

  • Adrian M

    I want it too Google Now on Home Button and the multitasking app on the menu button on my Xperia P and by the way android 4.3

  • Moonlight

    They should include new Album, Walkman, Movies (Videos) and other stuff from new ZU/Honami is more than welcome! Let’s vote for that!

  • Moonlight

    not that for sure((

  • dmagnetic

    Who to install it please tell me

  • PowerSonic

    Maybe Z Ultra gets released there…

  • clewis789

    Xperia SP got a certified update around a month ago and we have just got it so i expect you guys will get your update late august/early september. Unless a leak becomes avilable early.

  • Abel De La Cruz Cuti

    Thanx for update acro s, I hope call list black

  • Mac

    We all got some new hope man.

  • shotgun

    better late thn never

  • Carlo

    For me too!! my birthday was last year…………. kidding

  • josesl16

    This is Xperia S/SL.

  • spade

    Yea i know, that is my thought, the article said “long press home button will activate Google Now”, so where’s the button for recent apps/multitasking?

  • Dejan

    What about HDMI video reproduction on tv lag bug, and bad night pictures, with purple shade

  • Deki

    Should be fixed…

  • surethom

    Hopefully there will be a fix for installing 3rd party apps, the install button is disabled since jelly bean upgrade.

  • negroid

    AOSP 4.3 is available for S and it’s stable+fast:

  • Billy de Fretes

    Backstreet boys? :) probably z ultra

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  • Edu

    It is not supported fully on Android 4.1.

  • Coach

    What about the Xperia Tablet S

  • Dejan


  • josesl16

    Well, that double tap comment above makes much sense, I think.

  • ercu

    low in call volumeeee fix pleaseee

  • ercu


  • spade

    I still prefer replacing the “menu button”, not to mention i did own Acro S as well, S/SL and Acro S are identical the same phone except for waterproof, i don’t know about S/SL, but my Acro S those capacitive buttons are painful to use, the touch detected area not so close with nav icons, well that’s my imo though :/

  • josesl16

    Then, what are you going to do with the menu logo, then? Some people probably don’t like having a menu button pointing to recent tasks. And I don’t know about the Acro S, but it’s superb in the P 8)

  • spade

    As long as you know that that button is for recent tasks, well there will be no problem, you don’t have “short term memory lost” do you? If you don’t it should be OK then..

  • spade

    Here my TX screenshot for example where the “menu button” will appear on Chrome browser ;)

  • zeeshan

    There was an advantage in 4.0.4 that we can copy any text in the browser but when I upgraded to 4.1.2 all dat copying text is gone does the new update have dat advantage

  • Zeeshan

    Hey what abt copying text in Brower does that problem is also solved in the firmware 6.2.B.1.96

  • Deki

    Use Google Chrome… :-)

  • cannabis_overdose

    camera key doesn’t launch camera anymore…..hmmm hope they fix that too…..!!!!

  • josesl16

    “short term memory lost”? whut? I’m just saying that it’s pretty annoying, and many people just don’t like their menu button pointing to recent tasks.

  • ofek

    My music and youtube still get stuck every time and its very annoying please someone help me fix that

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