FM Radio removed in latest Concept update to fix Bluetooth issues (MMB29V.Z1.3571)

by XB on 20th April 2016

in Firmware, Xperia Z3 series


FM RadioSony Mobile has removed the FM radio from the latest Android Concept for Marshmallow release with build number MMB29V.Z1.3571. The reason behind this is that for some unknown issue it caused a conflict resulting in choppy audio over Bluetooth.

The FM radio function is handled by the same chip which also deals with Bluetooth, hence Sony will investigate further and hopes to bring FM radio back at some point later. The update will roll to Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact users running Concept firmware over the next few days.

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  • Sweggity

    Removed FM radio
    Removed Stamina mode
    Removed Dual shock 3 support
    what’s next remove Android and install Windows mobile?

  • Sadman Khan

    This is the concept build. In case you didn’t know. The official one has FM Radio and will also receive Stamina back in the next update as Sony was making it compatible with Doze as they both have quite similar functions.

  • Den

    NOOOO!

  • Fabiano

    YESSS!
    If it’s causing problems, better get away with it.

  • Brick

    The same problem happened on the first beta, then it was 99% resolved in .570.

  • Brick

    True that, but 6.0.1 on Z3 is still missing dualshock 3, burst shot in camera, and Wi-Fi over pc companion.

  • DIsChaos

    You should read the whole thing instead of stopping at titles :)

  • Sadman Khan

    I’m not defending Sony or anything. But from a business perspective, removing DS3 support is a clever idea (although annoying) to get people to buy the DS4 which is more convenient to connect and use. I will never understand why they removed Burst Shot though. That was an extreme dumb move. The Z5 series doesn’t have it either. Basically the new camera app doesn’t have it. The old one did though. I’m hoping they’d bring it back just like STAMINA.

  • Rat

    Xperia Companion just got an Update! It has changed quite a bit!

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  • You can at least long press the shutter button

  • Sadman Khan

    Long press it for what?

  • P9

    sorry if I ask a weird question
    still wonder why this concept still continue since all of them get Marshmallow already? what this for though? next flagship? any relate to the real firmware?

  • Stergios Papoutsoglou

    And after that strait to symbian
    Joking aside this is the concept build so they try things and currently they can’t figure it out so they removed it, until they find a solution. I am not a fan of this practice though, I prefer choice in the matter

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Yeah i agreed with burst mode were missing in sony camera.

  • Sadman Khan

    Sony said that this concept firmware will continue being developed as a lot of people requested them. This will be a rom where a lot of random features will be implemented ans tested and which might not make it to the official firmware

  • DarkMaster

    just download Burst Shot via google play and stop bitching for nothing.
    or you maybe need a link bc you started to use android yesterday ?
    and please excuse my arrogance ;)

  • Lauren Ogden

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  • Khillo81

    Well done! I was going to answer here as I did before. I keep telling people that it just needs to be downloaded. I still don’t understand why Sony stopped including it by default though.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    I think he meant burst shoot aka multi shoot intergrade into the camera system with a long press that can be used at 8mp, 16mp and 23mp with option of 16:9 and 4:3 ratio. I think Timeburst were diff cause it was a video frame rate and only 16:9 ratio scene captured.

  • echomrg

    wait, i have a better idea…
    if it’s causing problems, FIX THEM.

  • Sadman Khan

    Umm. Third party apps limit the resolution to 8mp in case you didn’t know

  • Sadman Khan

    Timeshift Burst takes photos at like 2mp resolution. Trust me, I know my shit

  • Sadman Khan

    Yes thank you. Atleast someone understands. And clearly I wasn’t the one who was whining but rather the person who originally commented. *sigh*

  • Solano89
  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    And this alsohttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-M-Ultra-with-dual-23-MP-camera-and-16-MP-selfie-shooter-tipped_id80395

  • Azzy

    According to your logic: what’s the point of having an OS installed on the phone when you buy it? You can just flash a custom ROM, right?

  • ????? ????????

    So you want a broken update that doesn’t work until it’s fixed?

  • echomrg

    nope, you don’t release updates that break major hardware functions. that’s what tests are for.

    if it happens you screwed up big time: you apologize, retreat the update, fix the problem ASAP and only then issue the update.

    in
    the meanwhile if your broken update bricked any device you fix them for
    free or offer an easy way to go back to a previous fw version.

    You don’t intentionally cripple devices because you can’t get them working.

    This
    specific case might be a little different because the Concept version
    of Sony’s android flavour is basically a Beta version and users should
    expect things to get broken every now and then but on a larger scale
    that’s not how you do things.

  • ????? ????????

    My reply is in your last paragraph, so I won’t bother.

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  • Beverlyshills3

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