“What’s New” includes app updates in Lollipop; Sony ditches “Update Centre”

by XB on 17th March 2015

in Applications


What's New Lollipop update_2Sony has dropped the “Update Centre” application within its Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware build. It instead will now include app updates within the “What’s New” app, which probably makes sense. When accessing the side menu, you will notice two additions to the list including “Updates” and “Bookmarks”. The settings section allows you to choose whether you want to update apps automatically or not.

In this new version, we noticed that “Music” has also been dropped from the side menu. This could be something to do with the launch of the “PlayStation Music” app in a few weeks. The newer “What’s New” app has been updated to build version 2.0.A.0.11 in Android Lollipop, versus build 1.4.A.0.1 on KitKat Xperia firmware.

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  • Kiwison

    ‘which probably makes sense’ lol xperiablog

  • Ehh, personally I prefer update centre

  • SSyar

    well i ain’t receive anything from Update Center, let see what What’s New has to offer

  • Great, I guess that means I’ll open it sometimes!

  • Eric Manktelow

    Nooo I was hoping What’s new had been killed off after it stopped sharing the Google now gesture.

  • Bio24

    So, Sony forced us to stay put the “what’s news application” in our Xperia, because most users of Xperia was removed it from their Xperia… LoL
    I was already removed What’s new app in my smartphone… i think it’s useless, now i think i have a ” reason ” to doesn’t uninstall it in my Xperia… LoL

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    meh i go update centre for updates..
    this whats new has alot of bs aswell

  • Fadi Obaya

    Learn proper grammar, twat.

  • Marlish

    Could someone post the new boot animation

  • Cos7as

    no such thing

  • Marlish

    I think this is perfect as the updates for other applications and system firmwares are new :P
    So the name and the function of this app is better than before. And nice move by Sony.

  • Amel_Marie

    Im gonna post my current update status in every news here so Sony will know how much i hate waiting for Lollipop hah!

  • Reen

    XperiaBlog.net is a completely INDEPENDENT and UNOFFICIAL website dedicated to Sony Xperia products ^^
    So that doesn´t make any sense.

  • Shehab Skull

    What about themes? Does it still work on lollipop like triflat for ex?? or they need to be updated first?

  • Amel_Marie

    Haha i know. Im just kidding bro. But i think more people will hear my thoughts here than xperia Care. Hahaha

  • Jaissal S

    I guess that’s cool. I never open “What’s New” anyway :P

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I just want official apps and firmware updates and not those useless news. :<

  • Kurtz3

    Sony nor anyone gives a damn about your opinion, everyone agrees that sony is late with their fw. But 5.0 isn necessary , 4.4.4. runs well

  • Amel_Marie

    If nobody cares, why you replied? I heard lollipop has changed (a bit) of their camera in auto mode and the music quality has changed. I think its necessary to upload.

  • Stanley Lu

    Looks like we will be using “What’s New” all for it’s “Updates” feature only?…

  • Attacking grammar nazis

    STFU mate. Keep “proper grammar” BULLSHIT to yourself. He knows enough to communicate. If you didn’t understand what he said, then I’m sorry you’re pathetic at English as well. Not knowing English doesn’t make anyone inferior dammit. There are millions of people who don’t speak English but are better than you, be it anything.

  • Joe Black

    “Subtle” way of making people use what has been a useless application. I think it’s cool.

  • Me

    Functionality moved from one extraneous app to another – one less icon clogging up the app drawer, only 50 remaining

  • Dioq8i

    Anyone got the update yet??

  • Joe Black

    *english, not English

    :D

  • xperiaDROID

    Ah finally, the useless app has finally become useful.

  • Sadman Khan

    Who needs What’s New when we still got “Software Update” in the About Phone of Settings?

  • Doubleyoupee

    Nice try, Sony.

  • xperiaDROID

    Xperia Z and Z1 series might have it, sort of… I hope they’ll add the PS4 sound on the boot animation for Z and Z1 series on Lollipop.

  • Timel

    It’s really make sense

    Sony fails to integrate their online services with smartphones and tablets and it’s so stupid that Sony also release many nonsense apps like Sony Select which overlap with What’s new apps, Xperia Link and Smart Connect which overlap with PlayMemories Mobile… That’s so fucking confused

    I think It’s better if sony’ll merge their Media apps(from Sony Mobile) and cloud service apps(from Sony Corporation’s SEN) together, for example

    – Album app merge with PlayMemories Online/Home (the place where being gallery and automatically back-up Xperia Users’s images and videos)

    There’s too much music app, people will confuse and Walkman means hi-res music and for audiophiles but Walkman app is in Xperia Devices is just piece of Shit, its sound quality is never come close to Walkman player so I think it’s better to get rid Xperia’s Walkman app and move to PlayStation Music because these days PlayStation brand is more popular and stronger than walkman, Sony partnered with Spotify and re-branding their online music service is such a clever decision as well

    So I support them to merge Walkman app into PlayStation Music, because like I said the sound quality of Walkman is in Xperia devices ain’t great as Walkman player then there’s no reason to use Walkman name in Xperia smartphones and tablets and merge Walkman app into “PlayStation Music” app is something like Apple did with iTunes and Goole did with Google Play Music, one app that let customers to listen mp3 songs and lossless files or streaming music in one place, anytime, anywhere (of course customers can use offline mode) this is such a pretty smart idea and more easier to listen music, easier to remember the service!

    – Movie app should merge into PlayStation Video as well (like Walkman —> PlayStation Music)
    So now costumers can watch videos and streaming movies or TV programs in one place and of course costumers can use offline mode

    – Merge features of PlayMemories Camera app and PlayMemories Mobile app into Xperia’s Camera apps

    – defeat Sony Select app and merge Xperia Lounge app and Update Center into “What’s New” make What’s New more important than ever!

    What’s New now becomes the place that costumers can update or upgrade everything about Sony and Xperia devices

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Wow, so many good news (aside that from the camera) from Sony in such a short time. They finally made the useless app much more useful. Now it just needs to merge with Sony select and Xperia lounge then it would be perfect. This indeed make me feel hopeful for Sony again.

  • All you’ve said is true, but obviously Sony is not talented enough to build an ecosystem. You look back and all you see are wasted opportunities. Shame because Xperia phones are great but let down by underwhelming software ecosystem integration.

  • MarkG54321

    Something wrong with using the Play store like everyone else? I really hate how Sony have to do things differently in ways that have no benefit to end users. They waste time and ours.

  • rus_media

    May be Sony die hard fan boys

  • Sadman Khan

    Man, literally no one likes What’s New :|

  • rus_media

    It was not for you though. But sony fans will always find good in everything

  • Amimanot

    First app update in lollipop. Here is how it looks like

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Lol, they shouldn’t have let the icon that pixelated.

  • Joe Black

    Wow, high res.

  • Marlish

    It hasn’t changed -_-

  • Amimanot

    Much retina

  • Amimanot

    Maybe they aim for a retro style lol

  • Amimanot

    Lollipoped movies app

  • Attacking grammar nazis

    ^ Another example of wannabe English cop who sucks at it and still wishes to correct others. I mean WTF.

    Here iz ur yinglish lesson 4 today
    0) read this https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060921194722AATvGqY

    1) Click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language

    2) Press “CTRl+F” . Then type in, either “english” or “English” and see if you find “english” or “English”

  • Amimanot

    Found the first bug/glitch/”something that Sony overlooked”. Meet the overview screen in landscape

  • Joe Black

    ^ prime example of a sex deprived dipshit who is so frustrated that he can’t understand a joke.

  • Angel Mendoza

    Well that one is for the OS only and what’s new is for the app like walkman, movies etc.

  • whack

    Seriously dude, grow the fuck up.
    Anyway, if you’re really like dying want the lollipop update, try install and check for the lollipop update through xperifirm on your computer.
    P.s: next time do the read alot and less whining. and you’re welcome.

  • Sweggity

    Who updated to lollipop is X reality n vivid image is missing?

  • Amimanot

    Wait… Did the album app downgrade itself?

  • Sadman Khan

    I’m hoping it’s for the app updates too :P

  • Sadman Khan

    I’m a die hard Sony fan but I guess i have brains XD

  • Amel_Marie

    Where’s the hidden Pics folder? Did they remove it?

  • Amimanot

    Neat! Three different clocks to choose from

  • Amel_Marie

    I’ve been following this blog since last year and never missed. I knew about this xperifirm and shit but i just dissapointed with Sony’s update service. I can download the firmware, yessir but i want fresh update out off update centre and i wanna see how great sony’s customer service is.

    P/s: if you dont want to see my post, dont bother. Pfft! Someone took the joke seriously.
    Thanks btw ^_^

  • Kravtiger

    I just wanna know when the UK are getting lollipop???

  • Timel

    Yeah! Sony sucks

  • PRASHANTH A

    Get yourself a MDR-XB… and pair it with your mobile. By the way, which model of Sony you’re using?

  • SM

    Can it be installed on my Xperia M running on 4.3? Then share the apk file

  • Jaime Flores

    Hey XperiaBlog! I got some amazing news from the sony mobile team related to Lollipop 5.0 on non-Z phones! Check this out!!!

  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Lol so Album UI got downgraded and this one got upgraded. Sony still have quite some places to look into to perfect this update :v

  • riojudo

    why are the podcasts in the movies apps?

  • Amimanot

    Probably for video podcasts?

  • Angels

    I got the update for xperia z2. and i have checked out, and for i dont see any changes whit camera and the sound same problem as 4.4.4 update.

  • Jaouad

    Well, on my Z2 I don’t have that issue at all. Actually I haven’t noticed any issues at the moment. Already did a few calls, texts, browsing, playing with settings, photos and viewing the new features. So far it works like a charm, it feels also even smoother, hopefully battery will endure better than 4.4.4

  • Lord
  • Confruggy

    Because Sony want their apps “Xperia exclusive”. So people with another smartphone aren’t able to download/update for example the walkman app.

  • Professor Fink

    Android Flappy Bird anyone?

  • Raj Singh

    Totally fine with that. It’ll give Sony a chance to showcase their services… and gives me a reason to use the What’s New app…

  • rubinaish

    When I read “Walkman app is just a piece of shit” I instantly knew it was Timel’s comment I’m reading…

  • mountain

    Yet they need 2,200 people in Lund developing these apps without even thinking about improving their camera algrothim.

  • ash

    it should be English as its the name of a language. you dumb

  • Kiwison

    I see people sharing lollipop videos and I still even couldn’t get the tip of it :/

  • Kristo

    many pixle

  • Snorky112

    install with flashtool

  • Kiwison

    as being a noob I’m very afraid of harming what is not broken, so I prefer waiting and complaining

  • Naresh Gundu

    Analog looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • ash

    first hide something, its available for me

  • ash

    its was there earlier as well but was in settings

  • ash

    they can still make apps xperia xclusive in play store as well like then did with sketch or AR camera xperia Lounge

  • Amimanot

    Yeah, what ash said

  • Timel

    Yeah Xperia camera software is fucking horrible as well

    People want the great auto mode that’s why they will get the Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6s instead Xperia Z4 this year

  • javorr

    You guys are just a bunch of haters. If you don’t like Sony what are you doing in this blog?

    Please go and try Samsung’s ecosystem and stop crying like children.

  • So what if I don’t like Sony? This is Xperia Blog, not Sony Blog. I don’t have to like Sony if I like Xperia.

  • inge

    Thanks for that info, i was searching my phone for any update app, but couldn’t find any, until now, so thanks again for this. :)

  • Sebastian Solaeche

    HELP I HAD A PROBLEM WHILE FLASHINIG THE FIRMWARE TO MY Z3 NO MY DEVICE DOESNT STOP REBOOTING ITSELF WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Kravtiger

    I’m the same just getting impatient now

  • kevlo

    Repair you’re Phone with PC companion

  • Joe Black

    And now you’re correcting me, and it’s not even my main language. Lol, although I’m quite fluent at it. Just another proof that some people can just be too stupid to recognise a joke. And by stupid, which is an euphemism, I mean you ash, and the dumbass above, in case you fail to notice.

    I got the world’s smallest violin, and I’m playing it just for you.

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Bug? Seriously? This has been there for ever like 4.1. Turn auto rotate off and try it again. U wont get this.

  • Amimanot

    Yeah… Compare that with kitkat. No black bar covering the small apps launcher

  • Please tell me they fixed the low light issues?

  • rtluc

    My Z3 compact actually doesn’t have that option, the only way to update the OS is to use the Update Center on my PC

  • Andre Lemard

    Any time in the next few weeks I guess… I wondered the same.

  • tmnd

    its very simple to do, and will not ruin your phone … :)

  • Attacking grammar nazis

    hahaha, love the way you’re trying so hard to cover it up as a joke but you gotta admit you didn’t know it.
    ” prime example of a sex deprived dipshit who is so frustrated that he can’t understand a joke.”

    I’m sorry I had you hurt in the butt by ma lines but my post was against people trying to correct other’s English Which indeed includes you and your friend Obaya.

    Here, have the whole butthurt cream in yo ass.

  • Joe Black

    No, it was a joke and I stand by it. If you can’t understand crap, that’s your problem. I thought “:D” would help dumbasses like you to figure it out in the first place, but I guess you with your gramatical prowess can’t seem to figure out what the combination of : and D present.

    Gg.

    Might bother remembering what the topic actually is, instead of not being able to swallow your own stupidity to admit that you made yourself look like a douchebag by trying to bash on a guy who made a joke as a response to a douchebag bashing on a douchebag, bashing on a guy who everyone understood despite his english skills.

    In case you missed it, I say this again. English is ‘not’ my main language, which stands to prove that it WAS a joke since I am not in any position to actually correct someone, neither do I really care about it.

    Now grow a brain.

  • Well then I’m screwed as I disable the what’s new app so I can just have google now on my home button pull up.

  • FredrikAn

    Really? ;)

  • FredrikAn

    Or in Lollipop.

  • Guest

    ???Make over 13k/M0NTH@af20:

    Going Here you

    Can Find Out,

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  • Shinchan Crayon

    IDIOT””””

  • Shinchan Crayon

    IDIOT and CREATURE

  • Shinchan Crayon

    BULLSHIT…..

  • Shinchan Crayon

    TIMEL ….. FUCKING creature….suck the dick of your mother fucker sucksung and eat KIMCHI…..

  • Yes you are.

  • Angels

    Ojy I take my word back.they have been fixed every single thing. But only problem is that ut eats battwry alot and some miner bugs.

  • Confruggy

    Why can’t be every Sony app such well designed like WhatsNew?

  • rus_media

    How to delete WhatsNew app? I never liked that

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  • Amimanot

    How is that possible? What phone are you using? Mine is Z3 Compact

  • Sander Puus

    You don’t want to do that, unless you want to be with outdated sony applications in the future…

  • Timel

    Sony fails to integrate their online services with smartphones and tablets and it’s so stupid that Sony also release many nonsense apps like Sony Select which overlap with What’s new apps, Xperia Link and Smart Connect which overlap with PlayMemories Mobile… That’s so fucking confused

    I think It’s better if sony’ll merge their Media apps(from Sony Mobile) and cloud service apps(from Sony Corporation’s SEN) together, for example

    – Album app merge with PlayMemories Online/Home (the place where being gallery and automatically back-up Xperia Users’s images and videos)

    – Walkman app, There’s too much music apps, people will confuse and Walkman means hi-res music and for audiophiles but Walkman app is in Xperia Devices is just a piece of shit, its sound quality is never come close to Walkman player so I think it’s better to get rid Xperia’s Walkman app and move to PlayStation Music because these days PlayStation brand is more popular and stronger than walkman, Sony partnered with Spotify and re-branding the online music service is such a smart decision as well So I support them to merge Walkman app into PlayStation Music, because like I said, the sound quality of Walkman is in Xperia devices ain’t great as Walkman player then there’s no reason to use Walkman name in Xperia smartphones and tablets. PlayStation Music app idea is very make sense like Apple did with iTunes, Google did with Google Play Music and Microsoft did with Xbox Music, one app that let customers to listen mp3 songs and lossless files or streaming music in one place, anytime, anywhere (of course customers can use offline mode) and it’s a easier way to listen the music and remember the service!

    – Movie app should merge into PlayStation Video as well (like Walkman —> PlayStation Music)
    So now costumers can watch videos and streaming movies or TV programs in one place and of course costumers can use offline mode

    – Merge features of PlayMemories Camera app and PlayMemories Mobile app into Xperia’s Camera apps

    – defeat Sony Select app and merge Xperia Lounge app and Update Center into “What’s New” turn it from the useless app to be the very useful app and “What’s New” it sounds so cool for update news or even update the new firmware / new software version, now the What’s New app becomes the place that costumers can update or upgrade everything about Sony and Xperia device.

    Sony is on the right track now, Cheer up!

  • Timel

    Sony fails to integrate their online services with smartphones and tablets and it’s so stupid that Sony also release many nonsense apps like Sony Select which overlap with What’s new apps, Xperia Link and Smart Connect which overlap with PlayMemories Mobile… That’s so fucking confused

    I think It’s better if sony’ll merge their Media apps(from Sony Mobile) and cloud service apps(from Sony Corporation’s SEN) together, for example

    – Album app merge with PlayMemories Online/Home (the place where being gallery and automatically back-up Xperia Users’s images and videos)

    – Walkman app, There’s too much music apps, people will confuse and Walkman means hi-res music and for audiophiles but Walkman app is in Xperia Devices is just a piece of shit, its sound quality is never come close to Walkman player so I think it’s better to get rid Xperia’s Walkman app and move to PlayStation Music because these days PlayStation brand is more popular and stronger than walkman, Sony partnered with Spotify and re-branding the online music service is absolutely a smart move and I support Sony to ditch Walkman app for PlayStation Music app as well because like I said, the sound quality of Walkman is in Xperia devices never great as Walkman player then there’s no reason to use Walkman name in Xperia smartphones and tablets anymore. PlayStation Music app idea is very make sense like Apple did with iTunes, Google with Google Play Music and Microsoft with Xbox Music, one app that let customers to listen mp3 songs and lossless files or streaming music in one place, anytime, anywhere (of course customers can use offline mode) and it’s a easier way to listen the music and remember the service!

    – Movie app should merge into PlayStation Video as well (like Walkman —> PlayStation Music)
    So now costumers can watch videos and streaming movies or TV programs in one place and of course costumers can use offline mode

    – Merge features of PlayMemories Camera app and PlayMemories Mobile app into Xperia’s Camera apps

    – defeat Sony Select app and merge Xperia Lounge app and Update Center into “What’s New” turn it from the useless app to be the very useful app and “What’s New” it sounds so cool for update news or even update the new firmware / new software version, now the What’s New app becomes the place that costumers can update or upgrade everything about Sony and Xperia device.

    Sony is on the right track now, Cheer up!

  • Ralf ranfyy

    I found this in the Diagnostics app today.

  • György Péter Kozák

    Hello everybody.

    I just installed the 5 android to z3 compact.

    But the camera has still issue with red colours(red seems purple or magenta).
    Does anybody have the camera problem fixed?

  • Jaissal S

    Ahh! It looks like they have updated the Podcast app too. I look forward to that when I get the update for my Z1!

  • ash

    thanks black ass

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  • Anas Ahmad

    Guys please help when I open what’s new app the download sign keep poping indefinitely there is noway to get rid of it and o cant access anything

  • Anas Ahmad

    Guys I get this no matter what I do heeeeelllllpppp

  • Anas Ahmad

    Its stuck I tried everything and every Internet I came across and wont let me do anything

  • How to diseble this app without rooting? And all others Sony apps?

  • alterreg

    HOW DO I REMOVE / DISABLE THIS?

  • demon6937 .

    update for xperia z is already out my cousin updated his smartphone how come i didnt have a notification to update? i tried going to settings->about phone->software update but it always say that “your device is up to date” and whats new app also…let me understand

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