Album app now pushed to the Google Play Store

by XB on 19th March 2015

in Applications, Imaging


Screenshot_2015-03-19-11-39-28In a continuing trend, Sony Mobile has pushed another of its apps to the Google Play Store. This time it is the turn of the Album app, which is now on the Play Store with build number 7.0.A.0.26 (which compares to previous build version 7.0.A.0.24). Sony says that the slight change in build number brings bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Screenshot_2015-03-19-11-39-28

Thanks Adam, Ankit, Ben, Fabian and Qays!

  • Stanley Lu

    Hmmm, Then the “Update” in “What’s New” will become even less useful now?

  • mountain

    Album app is actually the only Sony app which I found that is much better than any other OEM or even vanilla android versions. Glad they are brining this app to other manufacturers!

  • Geir Marius Kirkeberg Jansson

    Apparently it’s not compatible with my devices? :o

  • Kiwison

    Did you see what they’ve done? Just released the update in a certain region so everyone would shut lol

  • Kiwison

    Probably lollipop only, then again my devices are still 4.4

  • Geir Marius Kirkeberg Jansson

    I’m running 5.0.2 on my z2, and 5.1 on my nexus devices

  • shhh

    So I have an Xperia L and I didn’t get the latest Walkman update (A.3.2, stuck with 2.10) and then the Album app in the Play Store says it is incompatible with my device, is Sony also abandoning the older devices with their app updates?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Nope not even lollipop is compatible man.I got the same problem

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Oh hey I’m having a Z2 which is running 5.0.2 and it’s not compatible lol

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    You’re absolutely right. They’re so sneaky man.

  • Pootis Man

    How is the phone running performance wise with 5.0?

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Yay. Good news. This mean we won’t be needing that Whatsnew app to update basic Sony apps!

  • SopNaw

    Off topic, but certainly a good news: Sony Mobile FR seems to tease a new smartphone for tomorrow.

  • Mia

    Works fine with my Xperia Z running on stock 4.4.4 kitkat.

  • Marlish

    I think Sony should treat people who buy Xperia phones better by giving us updates instead of desperately trying to lure in people with other smartphone manufacturer preferences

  • Marlish

    Source please

  • SopNaw

    On Facebook…

  • Aniss Kaïs

    i updated the album app for my xperia z tablet via google play store, but with my z2, it says that this version is not compatible with my device

  • Messup7592

    Sony mobile FR

  • Geir Marius Kirkeberg Jansson

    Obviously :v

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    TBH with you it runs so smooth, but batter life is not that great even with stamina on, it just drains so drastically. Hopefully xposed will hit and will get to run amplify.

  • Filippo

    Agree. And i’m furious with them.

  • jumbo3220

    could it be the Xperia C4 the new selfie phone ?

  • Khaled

    Running Z3 Compact 5.0.2 and got the same problem

  • Fadi Obaya
  • P9

    then any phone would could download it, isnt it?
    that could reduce unique of Xperia.

    I used to download Sony’s TrackID for my fri’s samsuck and still work well anyway.

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    it needs to calibrate –‘

  • mrjraider

    Sony is weird. I get no more updates after 1 major crappy one, apps are being moved over to either Whats new or Playstore and now I can’t update the album….

  • Jordan

    Could you please upload the apk file somewhere? I have an SP and although I have the last update pushed through the Update Center I’m getting the incompatible message with the one from Play Store, I’d like to know if it really is unsupported.

    Thanks anyway.

  • Aniss Kaïs

    i updated the album app for my xperia z tablet via google play store, but with my z2, it says that this version is not compatible with my device ( both of my devices are running android KK 4.4.4 )

  • Reon

    Album app means Movies and Walkman or Music whatever it might be named is certainly coming on Play Store.

    Good thing they removed the dedicated app for update.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    https://plus.google.com/communities/106445865480440131720

    Just get to get into this community it seems, still didn’t get the update through the play store. It’s a damn good move that they’re pushing the updates through play store.

  • Tim Rox Westerholm

    I have the Z3 5.0 and an old Album (6.x…) version, so stay cool bro.

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    My device Sony Xperia E3 is not compatible from playstore

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yea that’s what I thought too. Plus I was just on 4G and GPS is on auto sync is on and basically pretty much is on to the minimum brightness with auto brightness. and I used battery calibrator and drained the battery two times too. Let’s see :D

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake
  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    BTW I always select Pootis Man when I play TF2, best game ever :D

  • A.o.D

    Its not compatible with devices from other manufacturers. Its exclusive to xperia devices only

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    z1 compact aswell.. so i dont have either lollipop or album update.

  • Reon

    You can flash an ftf file and get the update too. Won’t affect your warranty and it doesn’t needs root or anything else. Pretty easy.

  • Khaled

    Thanks! Didn’t realize they opened a beta group on G+

  • Reon

    Not really. It will be used for the most important of updates. Firmware update.

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    not compatible with most xperia ones aswell though :p

  • roeshak

    For me I find battery life better. Feels like it’s back to how it was on 4.4.2. Slower to charge but lasts a bit longer!
    I’m really liking the notification system on lollipop and the general look and feel of it. It has animations at the very centre of it. Also happy Sony just kept things stock. To be honest, there’s really no such thing as xperia ui anymore with lollipop. It’s just a skin with Sony’s launcher and theme engine. Other manufacturers need to follow suit!

  • Sami Dawood

    It is compatible with my legend Xperia Z “your grandfather” on android 4.4.4

  • A.o.D

    Ya I’m seeing that..but its compatible with my ZL C6502 on 4.4.4

  • rubinaish

    But I was able to install some Sony Apps on an Acer tablet and on a Galaxy S4.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Samsuck. lol. I liked that!

  • Dakota

    I don’t think so, because you can still check for updates through the settings menu, odds are that firmware will be seen there, while apps like Walkman will be updated through What’s New

  • Killian Khoo

    Now using beta version of Album so far like the changes made.

  • Jecht_Sin

    I don’t understand this. Those apps are the added value of Xperia phones!

  • Dan

    My Device is not compatibile with this app so sad Xperia SP Stock

  • Reon

    Setting menu opens the update section on What’s New. Both are same thing. Exactly same not just copies.

  • Reon

    Better way of saying is that they are one app.

  • Shubham

    oh! the presentation is awesome! enough to get people excited! *_*

  • mrninko

    I’m tester, but not compatible with my Z3… Lol

  • Khaled

    XB, please update the post and clarify that this is for Beta Testing, there is a lot of confusion going on here

  • gotzilasftw .

    same here.xperia z1 compact owner….not compatible

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    D6503 – Incompatible. Lol

  • Pootis Man

    Yep. The best!

  • mrninko

    It looks like t there are just three poeple who run beta album… I am tester and not compatible with my Z3…

  • techielover

    quickpic is the best gallery app !!

  • Same here :/

  • Florescu George C?t?lin

    I haive Z3 and it’s not compatible, but my neoV with android 2.3 is it. LOoooLLL!!

  • A.o.D

    Yup sony forgets to lock some of their apps….for example “Album version 5.2.A.1.20” can be installed in all devices of any brand having ics and above

  • BillytheKid?

    LOL!

  • Mia

    Sorry can’t upload it anywhere right now but I’m sure that you can get it from XDA soon.

  • A.o.D
  • Paul Muad’Dib

    Not compatible with T2 Ultra, .4.4.3.

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  • Jordan

    Don’t worry, thanks anyway ;).

  • Jordan

    Thanks! I just tried it and works perfectly ;).

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  • WilliamTell13

    Z1s – not compatible

  • mrninko

    Not working even for beta testers

  • Khaled

    So the problem is not on our end..

  • Leon

    Not for Z1 Compact in Germany…

  • Dakota

    I’m not experiencing that

  • App Not installed :'(
    Xperia SP – CM11 ROM — Android 4.4.4

  • Joe Black

    Installed via apk.

    Z1 Compact 4.4.4

  • Paolo Armadoro

    Xperia SP android 4.3 JellyBean…

  • Amel_Marie

    The apk works fine with my Z3 4.4.4

  • a.hamameh

    You did it again Xperiablog -_-

  • gotzilasftw .

    Sony xperia z1 compact just got album update

  • WilliamTell13

    Just got the update, even though it said not compatible. Works fine. Don’t notice any changes.

  • Vasilis K.

    Yeap! Got it!

  • a.hamameh

    It is compatible now check it

  • Indashio

    New 7.1.A.0.12 Sony Album beta 7.1

  • Indashio

    Screen 2

  • Wafi Azmi Hartono

    CM12 Xperia TX not compatible.

  • Gary Ohanian

    And it still does. Just like you can’t install Motorola Assist, HTC camera etc and they can’t install the Xperia keyboard (well, not without sideloading the apk, but they could do that anyway).

    All this does is remove the update process from using Sony servers to using Google.

  • Snorky112

    how do we become beta testers ?

  • Killian Khoo

    Join this :https://plus.google.com/communities/106445865480440131720
    Then your phone should have pop out for the beta update on play store ~

  • Snorky112

    thanks :)
    nice

  • Reon

    Might be one of the other glitches. Or maybe I might be wrong for Android 5.0. But I have tested it on Android 4.4.4 and the thing I said, that’s exactly true. I will update you when I get 5.0. Thanks for your reference.

  • ash

    May be they want other to use their app and she what they were missing. And think what they missed as the whole phone.

  • ash

    What’s new is only for apps but from about phone menu it’s for system apps

  • ash

    When will we get lollipop. May be next week

  • jag

    I’m glad that you liked the update. impatiently waiting for my z ultra update! haha

  • IshuZ2

    What are you upto SONY!! Other mobile brands are not giving their UI and gallery and album apps on play store. Album, walkman,movies are the apps which make Xperia series unique.

  • Allen Dunphy

    I envy u guys. I can not use google service in China =_=

  • Ritwij

    Dell Inspiron?! Lolwut

  • Ritwij

    It is compatible with my Z2 running 4.4.4

  • Ritwij

    Only Sony app? Don’t love Walkman?

  • Aniss Kaïs

    Today morning, it became compatible with my z2, i updated it. I’m on 4.4.4

  • Leon

    Now I just got it :)

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  • Reon

    What’s new in Lollipop is about System Apps.

  • Running smoothly on z3c os 4.4.4

  • gotzilasftw .

    I think next week.. I want my xperia z1c get refreshed

  • Stanley Lu

    True… but how often do you get a firmware update?

  • Thariq Mohammed

    Nice, no need to download full app for small bug

  • Paolo Armadoro

    today:

  • Reon

    But ain’t it the most important of software update?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yea bro I saw it too and updated it and it’s nice they push updates through Play Store .

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  • Yup, I installed Android on 2 of my laptops ! :p

  • Stanley Lu

    I’m more used to going to Settings to check for updates. and in Lollipop, it’s not the same app it was before.

  • Reon

    I don’t know. Haven’t got to use the Sonyfied version of Android Lollipop.

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  • jag

    Any update about this? What’s the tease about?

  • ash

    Still waiting

  • Jaissal S

    Now that the Album app is available on the Play Store…Why and how will non-Xperia users want to search for that app and use it? The only thing I can think of is through recommendation.

  • Jehu

    Here in my beautiful Z3 is compatible!

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