Album app updated to version 5.4.A.0.12, bringing Android KitKat support

by XB on 5th February 2014

in Applications, Imaging

Screenshot_2014-02-05-07-46-13Sony has updated the Album application to a new build version 5.4.A.0.12, following on from the last 5.3.A.0.24 build. Judging by the jump in number i.e. 5.3 to 5.4 it should be a reasonable update. Sony says that the update brings support for Android 4.4 KitKat (could Sony be launching KitKat firmware sooner than expected?) as well as PlayMemories Online and other software improvements. You can download the apk here.


Thanks Ben, Jag and all others that sent this in!

  • raj

    Xperia Z Ultra in India
    Updated Album to 5.4.A.0.12

  • raj

    An application is now available for your Xperia™ device

    Version: 5.4.A.0.12


    The Album application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high-quality photos and videos at blazing speed. Album provides instant viewing and sharing of photos on PlayMemories and other online services, and leverages the great camera capabilities of Xperia™ smartphones.


    Updates for Android 4.4/KitKat

    Various PlayMemories Online improvements (service availability may vary by market and operator requirements)

    Software performance improvements

  • Oscar Fernando

    So Kitkat is coming soon..?

  • raj


  • raj


  • Oscar Fernando

    Yeah am downloading now

  • raj


  • raj


  • raj

    Version: 5.4.A.0.12

  • Z1ZLIndia

    Its Feb’14 and waiting starts for KitKat !

  • Lucas Lam

    my Tx can use this update XD

  • XV user

    it would be awesome if this updated album app come into my xperia V..oh forgot that my device isnt receive 4.3 update yet….-.-”

  • Dissapointed user

    WTF Sony is doing… Releasing pointless updates for Album instead of giving software to older xperia. That’s mockery.

  • Sumo

    WTF are you doing saying pointless BS instead of giving us concrete opinions as to why this update is disappointing to begin with. Now that is mockery.

  • techielover delivered kitkat

    2.HTC delivered kitkat

    3.Lg delivered kitkat

    4. WHO is left now… any guesses :D

  • laci_csk

    I just installed this app on my Xperia T, and I dont have 4.3, why you dont install on your V ? You missed the point.

  • gdf

    We wont see Kit-kat on current devices before Sony has announced their next phone at WMC.

  • XV user

    really?i thought that this update was just for phones with 4.3 update…my bad..thanks..

  • laci_csk

    You wellcome

  • Abhijit Biswas

    That’s not true, they will start 4.4 kitkat update roll out only after they update SP,T,V to 4.4 which at the moment seems like will never happen…

  • Eranda

    updated here (Sri Lanka)

  • Colby Leong


  • Colby Leong

    Got it in Hawaii, if that really matters

  • Z1ZLIndia

    If Sony keeps updating its older product I don’t think Sony will stand with the other line-ups and if we see older days of Sony they have improved a lot in there update section.

  • Abhijit Biswas

    The actual point is that Sony will never update SP.T.V phones…..
    My SP camera is so bad, need an update to fix it!

  • Karel Komjathy

    Installed on Xperia T and worked.System off. 4.1.2

  • Raymond De Guzman

    Just updated mine together with Info Eye.

  • Raymond De Guzman
  • gdf

    What do you mean not true? Why would they release the new update for “old” devices and show of the new look of their UI before announcing a brand new device with the same UI? It would make their new device less attractive for new buyers. This is just common sense..

  • Marco Taviano

    Looking at the picture on the left (in the Album update description), it is possible to see that the Clock in the upper right corner is graphically different (seems bigger) and that the Battery Icon is white (exactly like the 4.4 icons up there).

    I sincerely believe the 4.4 release is coming in these days.

  • rvjaywaks


  • guld

    Your mom?

  • raj

    Nice observation dude

  • Samuel

    I think this is an update so the real life users test the new app that will be on kit kat. Sony will make adjustments as necessary for the kit kat upgrade that may come on the 3rd quarter this year. Face it people: Sony is always one Android version behind.

  • Samuel
  • P

    Works great on my Z1 Compact. Much faster than the previous version.

  • yuskhayru

    You maybe right.

  • Killian Khoo

    Here Xperia ZR in Malaysia ~
    Update available ~

  • Sam Higgs

    Installed via CWM on my Xperia S with stock rooted JB. Works just fine! No immediate bugs, very grateful to the community for releasing for those of us with legacy devices.

  • Marco Taviano

    You are welcome, Samuel.
    But I can’t figure what is so obvious for you, given that in the link you pasted the is still another battery icon, different from the current one and also different from the one I pointed in my first comment…

    And the battery icon in the screenshots of your link is waaaay uglier than the current one (either green or white), so again I hope I am right :)

  • Mac

    Works on Acro s
    JB 4.1.2

  • techielover

    your mom already delivered me something :P
    mind your language dude

  • guld

    Mind my language? Have you never heard a your mom joke?

  • najiy91

    malaysia too.come join (‘~’)

  • najiy91

    please respect our mothers.

  • najiy91

    bad joke.

  • najiy91

    hi admin/editor,can you forward my suggestion-album app. should has folder create-able bye users.imagine there are 500 photos in your album but you are in emergency or what so ever want to find 1 important

  • najiy91

    congrats for having z1c.come join (‘~’)

  • najiy91

    it matters for others.thanks.

  • najiy91 just the same theme as my current 4.3 xz1.

  • najiy91

    check again raj.

  • najiy91

    wrong.first to get kitkat are xz1 and xzu.

  • guld

    Omg.. I hate butthurt people..

  • guld
  • hyper0926

    Got the update for my xperia L…Does this mean xl also get kitkat

  • Matush

    Dont have an update for xperia T non-branded in Poland so far.

  • Micro

    I hope so..
    yesterday, shortly after the Album update (along with InfoEye that came too at once) PCC said there is new update for my Z1 (14.2.A.1.136). I updated right away, but still Throw feature makes drives MAD. I hate bluetooth on 4.3..
    gonna start praying for kitkat :/

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Another wrong. First will be the next Xperia flagship. Hahaha.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    I also feel your sympathy.

  • Ben Ling

    Thanks Xperia Blog for using my download link :D

  • laci_csk

    By date

  • Nikola Li?ina

    Sony will start 4.4 updates when Android 4.5 or 5.0 comes out. Always one behind. Im using Xperia S and now Xperia Z and for past 3 years its like that, always behind and always buggy. :(

  • Adrian M

    Maybe you can choose the position of the battery, or there are differents in the 4.4 versions

  • lucasarg


  • fgf

    No lies were told Sry lucasarg

  • xperiaDROID

    ZTE? Alcatel? Oppo? Xiaomi? Asus? Acer?

  • xperiaDROID

    ZTE? Alcatel? Oppo? Xiaomi? Asus? Acer?

  • tanmay deshmukh

    Got this update barely feeling any difference

  • Mirrorpurple

    i love that theme

  • Diego

    Hi, in Italy I updated Album and InfoEYE…

  • XperiaE_fan

    There’s no Album update for Xperia E, isn’t it ???????

  • raj

    You really need to stop doing this. We get it, you got the freaking update.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Got it yesterday ;) (U.K Xperia Z1)

  • HugoMathee

    Off Topic: but is there a Xperia theme available that makes the phone look “almost” stock Android?

  • Siegfried Meyke

    Wow, it’s amazing how this update was released globally in under 24 hours. Yet you utterly fail to roll out the firmware update to 4.3 on the ZL, which apparently started on the 23.12.2014.

    Wow, fantastic job Sony.

  • TheSparks

    Its updated to support Kit Kat, but it still cant play photospheres???

  • Nathan

    Wow, I was going to ask in here if 4.3 had rolled out to the ZL yet but there’s my answer. My phone stopped holding a charge so I sent it into Sony and they’ve had it for like the past three weeks. Service was supposed to take as much as 14 business days and that passed last week. Getting very impatient…

    Thanks for the info, though!

  • SK

    Photosphere is a propitiatory of Nexus. So it has nothing to do with KitKat

  • TheSparks

    So are you telling me that photospheres are exclusive to Nexus phones?

  • Kaloyskie

    Just finished installing it on my Acro S. Shit! This album app is the best I have so far. They are serious about the blazing speed. More than 500 pics of mine loaded in less than 2 secs seamlessly.

  • Billy de Fretes


  • TheSparks

    Never knew that… I love taking photospheres on my Nexus 4!

  • Colby Leong

    He’s right, she has an iPhone…so now she’ll never get it….

  • lol

    TL user here i dont have anything on my update center

    fuck sony .l. ;_;

  • Guest

    Yes, very good observation. If u remember back to the leaked D6503 UI, it had customisable battery and notification icons

  • raj


  • najiy91

    but maybe yes maybe not rite?between xperia z2 and z1.

  • najiy91

    check yours.there is no date but month.there are hundreds of photos per month.that is why i suggest folder create-able by users.for example:family,school,work,leisure,others etc.

  • Neil

    The very same thing is running on my mind!

    How SONY how/??

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  • Stephen Mcloughlin

    i got my 2 updates for my z1 earlier today in ireland, but im still waiting for my firmware update to come through. must be my provider holding it up for some reason
    i really need the wifi fix, because upc released an app to let me use my home phone via my mobile phone over wifi, so i can save my mobile minutes and use my homephone minutes instead

  • Raj Singh

    I think his point is that it’s a bit annoying and unnecessary for us to see every single screenshot of your Z Ultra as it goes through the update process. Besides you, do others care to see it?

  • raj

    If you don’t care, you can ignore it too

  • Raj Singh

    I wish I could…
    If you feel as though it’s not redundant and there’s real value in others seeing your update process in the comments section, please continue. I’m just pointing out that it is annoying to some people who find it inessential and/or superfluous.
    Sidenote: I got the Albums update for my Ultra (C6833) in Canada.

  • Micro

    your nokia ;D
    Good to see you around troll, we can hate you again ;]

  • Micro

    no no no, leave his mom, she did well in my place yesterday ;P

  • Micro

    i love that chick from you avatar..

  • ready

    If it was just one screenshot showing that you got the update no one would care but posting a screenshot for every single part of the update process is just stupid. AND it takes up a bunch of space in the comment section that you have to scroll through..

  • sony_wait.believe

    still waiting for 4.3 for my xperia z Jordan!

  • Guest

    why hatred in anything and everything? u shud appreciate his effort. i personally have had people ask me to guide thru the process

  • Stephen Mcloughlin

    4.motorola delivered kitkat

  • xperianer

    good to see improved and updated sony media apps for the current dupported phones, this is a big step for the major sony users…because we can enjoy new media apps….NOT, because we wait 4.3^^

  • Raj Singh

    Hey, sorry about my comment earlier. You should obviously post whatever you want, screenshots included. My bad.

  • raj

    hey, what happened now :|

  • Guest

    appreciate it man. remorse/repentance is a hard to find virtue these days

  • Mirrorpurple

    She’s Japanese fyi

  • jag


  • Mirrorpurple

    what is that theme?

  • Matush

    Still don’t have OTA for my 4.1.2 jelly bean non branded T. Is it only for 4.3 phones, isn’t it? Or maybe people who installed this in phones like xperia S, U or any other, maybe they installed port from XDA?

  • sisore

    Yeah, if I am not mistaken this version is much better than previous version

  • jag

    It’s probot. You can look for it at the google play store. ^^

  • Chris

    Updated. Feels like response a bit faster and a bit smoother when scrolling

  • Jlol

    OMG this version is so much better than the previous one! It’s faster, smoother, creamier and it cures canser.

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  • Jack

    hi all

    This is modded Album 5.4 with Rotate Left option i’ve just added.

  • Reyoch Ch

    please anybdy help me xperia zr i alredy checked update center for new album till now did not get the new already reset and checked this my update center problem??

  • sameer

    There is a bug in this latest version of album. While pinch zooming the photo, the screen goes black and then after a second the next photo comes. Then when you go back again to the previous photo and pinch zoom again the same thing will happen. Anybody else facing such bug?

  • Epleskrotten

    I get a notification that my Xperia Tablet Z can get this update, but when I try to update I get the message that I can’t download it. Wifi and mobile data is ON, and I am able to acess the web. Why can I not get this download to work?

  • Roy RanaDeep

    What about C1904..?

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