Minor “What’s New” update (1.4.A.0.1) brings performance improvements

by XB on 10th December 2014

in Applications

What's New 1.4.A.0.1_2Sony has updated its “What’s New” application, moving the build number from version 1.4.A.0.0 to 1.4.A.0.1. As you can tell, it is a very small release, which Sony mainly says brings software performance improvements. The last release (1.4.A.0.0) removed the shortcut when swiping up. The latest 4.1 MB update is rolling out OTA across Sony Xperia devices right now, or you can download it from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: What’s New (1.4.A.0.1)

What's New 1.4.A.0.1_1 What's New 1.4.A.0.1_2

Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • SPx

    What about the sony hacked internally last month. It is secure to update any new from them?

  • Elvis Jackson

    lol I love sony but honestly this app is pure shit!

  • glugla

    All other sites aee having news about xperia z4..why not the xperiablog… C’mon..shed some light about it

  • Ritwij

    Hope the next update enables uninstalling this sh!t

  • Samuel

    The real improvement is uninstalling it.

  • Damon

    Still… nobody gives a shit about this useless app, I’m glad its gone from long pressing the home button

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    That was not a hack that happened. It was a third part app that did the mess. And anything that comes thru the update center is pushed thru the sony servers and they are safe

  • mountain

    Though I do check out this app from time to time, I must admit that this app is really useless, compare to the first generation timescape UI and the arc slide to unlock.

  • SPx

    When a third party app can start on admin pc, every servers must be afraid. I read on the Internet that some data and a few servers of Sony has been hacked. Most hackers keep quiet, it is unusual here.
    It could be dangerous to lost some signing keys or get some library infiltrated for next ota or play updates.

  • xperiaDROID

    You’re just being too paranoid, bro. If you’re really afraid of these hacked Sony apps updates, just wait for Xperiablog to post an article about the update and if they didn’t mention any problems, then you’re good to go.

  • xperiaDROID

    I think Sony should get rid of the Sony Select, because it’s almost the same as What’s New but just lesser stuffs.

  • xperiaDROID

    Yeah, but the leaks were unimpressive though. I’m afraid Sony will use the same old design again.

  • SPx

    If it is so easy for you, it is nice. But here is real world.

  • xperiaDROID

    All I can say is, BlackBerry is the safest mobile OS. You know what to do if you want to do it. If you know what I mean.

  • Killian Khoo

    Sony Select at least is uninstallable ~

  • SM

    can anyone tell me what does this ‘what’s new’ app do?

  • Niels d. G.

    It’s just a collection of apps recommended by Sony

  • AXBiC

    TrackID update too today :)

  • SM

    is it really useful?

  • Niels d. G.

    Try it and decide for yourself :p
    I for one never use it

  • glugla

    Yea… One pic had a design similar to z3 compact.. I hope to update my z2 to z4 if z4 comes with excellent specs..

  • ShinOrochiX

    No its not, it is a system app.


    Sony’ll kill Sony Select in soon time


    if Sony have no idea to make the nesw design atleast bing back the ARC design I hope

  • Nawi

    Scrolling is perfect now =)

    Xperia ZL

  • Mohamed Tharik

    Album Update 6.6.A.0.6 Rolling now

  • Changelog?

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  • Dickson


    DIMENSION 147, 5mm x 74, 5mm x 7.1mm
    WEIGHT : 140 Gram
    SCREEN : 5, 4inch IPS LCD Digitizer Touchscreen Capacitive, 16M Colour, 550ppi
    DISPLAY : TRILUMINOS Display , X-Reality Engine for mobile picture engine, Bravia Engine 3 for mobile picture engine , and Live Color LED+
    PROTECTION : Shatterproof , Shockproof, and Scratch Resistant . And Dragontrail Front Glass and New Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Back Glass
    DESIGN : Stainless Frame, Solid, Tempered Glass, Aluminium Frame, OmniBalance , Anti Shutter Film, Shuter Camera, Shutter WALKMAN , OptiContrast Panel
    CAMERA : Rear Camera 21 MP with LED Flash and Front Camera 5, 2 MP with LED FLASH (PROSelfie) EXMOR RS for mobile, CMOS Image Sensor , BIONZ X for image processing sensor , Exmor R For Mobile ( Selfie ), Sony G Lens , Wider Angle Lens 23mm, ISO 15000, Clear Image Zoom 2x, Slow Motion Capture, Fast Auto Focus , Fast Capture, Image Plane Phase AF Detection , Smile Detection, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Auto Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, HDR, Super HDR, BSI , FSI, Continous Image, 4K Video Recording ,
    2K and 4K Camera , PhotoLight and Night, Season Mode,Geo-Tagging, Sweep Panorama, Self-Timer, Self-Portrait, Anti Shake, Touch Focus, Touc Capture, White Balance, Red Eye Reduction, Object Tracking, Image Stabiliser, Video Light, Video Sharing, Photo Sharing, Edit Photo, Natural Colour Photo, Panoramic, and SteadyShot with Intelligent Mode,
    MUSIC : StereoSpeaker, StereoSound, Bass, BoomSound, S-Force Surround, Dual Front Speaker, DSEE HX, Hi-Ress, ClearAudio+, S-Master Amplifier, Auto Sound, Digital Noise Cancelling, Instrument Sound , and 100% Sound Quality.
    32GB ROM
    4GB RAM
    3500mAh Li-Ion
    Video Playback 12 hours
    Music Playback 145

  • Dickson

    Xperia Z4 Speeed Test Destroy iPhone 6 and HTC One M9

  • Dickson

    Xperia Z4 Speeed Test, Screen Test, Camera, Waterproof, up To 45 minute, the best of sony in a smartphone extreme pros specification no cons

  • Dickson


  • Dickson

    XPERIA Smart Feature for SAMSUNG

  • Mohamed Tharik

    yes nothing New just an bug fixing.

  • Bio24

    I’m already uninstall this app, Sony select, email, Xperia longue, hangouts too… And goggles plus… :v

  • jjj

    new update for Z3 and Z3 Compact rolled out

    Download link :.



  • Vasilis K.

    Yeah! You can’t even deactivate it!! Sh@#t!

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  • Nawi


    Chipset? Snapdragon 810?

  • Hussain

    I’ve just picked a Z3 compact and it still has the whats new app on the swipe up. I’m not seeing any updates on the update centre. Is this normal?

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  • nashidar

    This finally arrived for my phone today (I live in Australia). So happy that it was removed from swiping up. I can finally user up swipe again!

  • fako namo

    This is a garbage spam update. Avoid updating or installation of this app.

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