Sony Honami’s first firmware gets certified with build 14.1.G.1.493

by XB on 15th August 2013

in Firmware, Rumours, Xperia Z1

Honami_C6903_14.1.G.1.493The Sony Honami is not even due to be announced until 4 September 2013 at IFA in Berlin, however the first firmware for the device has already been certified by the PTCRB. Firmware build 14.1.G.1.493 has been certified for the Asian/European LTE version (C6903) as well as the North American LTE version (C6906).

We don’t think we’ve ever seen a device see its firmware certified before it’s even been announced. Could this mean an imminent rollout of Honami soon after its announcement on 4 September? It is certainly a possibility, although it would be a departure from recent trends. Three weeks and counting till we find out for sure.



Thanks Aaron!

  • Silas Arentsen

    Wow thats great :D Looking forward to the battery tests! My xperia t’s battery life is not what i expected

  • Emanuele Ciotti

    I hope that the software is optimized and then the device is fluid

  • Get Far Gigie

    cant wait my xperia z running smooth smoothly! go sony!

  • lovebmw

    That’s a positive sign of a quick release after announcement! it took 3 weeks for the xperia z to be released after announcement! this def looks promising to beat that!

  • ere

    sony is becoming too fast with firmware updates that they’ve already developed the update even before the device is available to the market. what’s next? they’ll release a firmware this year for 2014’s flagship?

  • Billy de Fretes

    fastest shipment will be better since iphone 5s .. yes, people still want this .. and note 3 also release .. so who will available in the market first will make huge differences.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Sony is just on a roll. They’re rolling out updates left and right! Even before the damn device is released Haha This is a great year for Sony. On a huge upswing :)

  • franklin

    yeah SONY,this is the thing you should have done since 2010,its not late though.lets catch the top place now :D 2 more thing,increase marketing and improve customer support then you are the have the potential but just work on it

  • franklin

    if it has snapdragon processor use SNAPDRAGON BATTERY GURU + GREENIFY(root required) + wakelock detector and cpu spy to check wakelocks and cpu activity.with these all my xperia s runs 14-15 hours with 3:30 hours display ON TIME,medium usage with comprimise with performance :).

  • bimmersonygasm

    come on Sony, concurrent release of the Honami throughout the world. Don’t forget USA

  • fried_egg

    I hope it does come out in Sept. My Xperia S contract is up and I am itching for some new plastic & glass. Really want the snapdragon 800 in it too. However if it comes out at the end of the year it wont be alone or I bet the top spec dog it would be in Sept…

  • fried_egg

    I doubt its Sony forgets the USA, it is the USA is already over stocked with phone makes, especially motorola models we dont see in europe or asia, and the phone companies do not want to stock “yet another” brand. the phone companies would need to find a brand to cut to then make the “space” to retail sony.

  • Gitarooman

    This is probably just the day 1 update that adds the xreality engine which is also coming out for ZU around the same time.

  • Raymond

    Please SONY i want RED color for this device…hope you see this….hear my cry….please

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