New Concept Xperia release adds “Xperia Tips” app (MOB30G.Z1.3598)

by XB on 30th May 2016

in Firmware, Xperia Z3 series


Xperia Concept_MOB30G.Z1.3598_6Sony Mobile has released a new Concept for Android Marshmallow firmware with build number MOB30G.Z1.3598. This latest software includes a new app called “Xperia Tips”, which will soon appear in Xperia X models. Sony describes this app as giving you “tips about hidden gems and potential optimizations based on your usage patterns and device surroundings.” As you can see from the screenshots below, the inbox of the app is empty to start with, but should fill up with personal tips as you use your phone.

Other changes in this version include the latest Google security patches from May 2016, an updated InTouch app and a bug-fix relating to migrating data to SD card. The update will roll over the next few days to those Xperia Z3 (D6603) and Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) users running Concept firmware.

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  • Stanley Lu

    Another app onto your phone.

  • Another app that nobody uses.

  • Ambitious Man

    Bullshit! We want to improve camera and audio system.

  • F.i. Prince

    Where is my update on Xperia Z3 (D6653) ????

  • Sony really want to make the phones smarter. I’d love to have this kind of app on my Z2

  • danycagiva

    Sony should start thinking about their future. HTC is heading in the right direction. They started to publish their apps into the play store and only deeply integrated services like htc connect are preinstalled. Sony hasn´t been able to connect the xperia calendar with the one in play store. Like wth is going on there. Is sony sleeping? If this will continue i´m going to move to HTC

  • Matt

    ahh, what an original and extremely interesting comment , are you a scholar ?

  • harryville

    Whats the big deal about another app? its very small and with the ‘new’ apps to SD card functionality, not really something to get upset about. Thanks to Sony for the quick update. How are HTC and other manufacturers doing with their MM updates & Google security updates?

  • mrhangover Rox

    It’s END of May. still no update for M5, still BETA mode for Z Series. Using earphone at M5 sound so small… last phone from sony

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  • Aiden Pearce

    Finally new X launched in India with hefty tag of 48,990INR and XA at 20,990INR.
    If X performance will be launched Sony fans need to sell out kidneys maybe. What is Sony thinking selling a SD650 device at that amount?

  • Brick

    Stable M has been out for a while for Z3. If your headphones sound small maybe they have high impedance, try using an amplifier.

  • Dominic81

    And we’re still here, with our Z5, waiting for the latest security patches (we’re still vulnerable to Stagefright guys: http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-z5/general/sony-xperia-z5-d6653-6-0-1-firmware-32-t3388563) and waiting for Marshmallow 6.0.1, since April…

    Thanks, but no thanks, for the bloat Sony. Less resources on useless crap and more resources on security updates maybe?!

  • Dominic81

    Only Sony can bring “prosper time” to Sony buddy… and it starts by fixing their horrid camera app/de-noising algorithms and engine.

  • Dominic81

    Not many devices running Marshmallow are still stuck on “February 1st security patch level” my friend, including Samsung (6.0.1 + latest security patches on my wife’s S6 Edge)

    Sony and “quick update” doesn’t belong in the same sentence

  • Matt

    nope sony’s job is to make money, they are not a charity .

    what ? better camera software? say that a couple more times to believe in that, i believe sony is also deactivation the 4.th cores just because they can and you can unlock it by using (inset tweak here)

    the noise is caused by high megapixel count on such a small sensor with lack of OIS. they are a company , not wizards. get over it, nothing to fix there.

  • Great Dude

    For us, I am sure it won’t be useful since we would see everything in the phone in the first day or two.
    However, I hope that it will be good for the average consumer.

  • Dominic81

    Unhappy users = less profit

  • raju

    In touch means what?? Is it support Z1 compact

  • Matt

    OIS? a hell lot less resolution ? lower ISO level ?

    its just like saying , yea a bus is expensive as a sports car, why the bus is slower, must be the tuning is wrong , the bus should be as fast if they both cost the same.

    hmm ill refer you to update list of sony device , one of the biggest out there. sadly, Not making everything you want does not count to user happiness :D

  • C Liu

    A type of platform to contact the developer and share ideas or report problems or bugs.

  • C Liu

    Are you talking about the concept or the official software?

  • Merouane Agherbi

    Will this update be available for Xperia Z2 D6503???? Some one know???

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  • Wow so useless. But thanks XperiaBlog for sharing, major love for updating us with news <3

  • Xelux

    Why Camera2Api is still not supported on android 6?

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I love how people complain about the new Xperia x devices, have you seen the reviews of the Xperia x? The camera is superb and it has an outstanding battery life. Just imagine how the true flagship phone, Xperia x performance, will be! :p

  • iia3ezu

    Cool story. Hope it sells well.

  • iia3ezu

    ‘Tips’ inbox spam packaged as an innovative feature.

    Because first run tutorials are too mainstream now.

  • C Liu

    No. This is for the Z3 line only. Not even the Z3+ nor the Z5 or X will get it.

  • kaostheory

    I believe the post processing is hamperd by the speed it takes between pics. Look at Nokia good post processing but horrible lag between pics. The reason Apple always uses a lower mp is that they don’t want to sacrifice speed.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I find that the pricing here surely seems high, but it certainly meets the expected forecast done by Sony. The management level seems to be aware of the customers they are losing with such hefty pricing and it certainly seems to be a part of the plan. Its when Sony sold many phones and didn’t actually made profits. I can certainly say that Sony right now, are unable to produce many phones and are restricting the productions. These pricing Says it all. By that logic I can also sense that there will be some Innovative and Out of the Market phones will be made in future to keep the Sony alive in the Game.

  • “This latest software includes a new app called “Xperia Tips”, which will soon appear in Xperia X models.”

  • C Liu

    Sorry, I was referring the marshmellow concept itself, not the tips app but thanks for pointing it out to those that might misunderstand :3

  • Timel

    Matt is just a blind fanboy who keep licking Sony’s balls, keep defending sony is his work.

  • bubimir13

    New update for Z3+, Z4 and Z5 series just about to start shipping, fingers crossed for more X like changes and serious bug fixes :D

    http://developer.sonymobile.com/downloads/xperia-open-source-archives/open-source-archive-for-32-2-a-0-224/

  • Timel

    Sony must update Xperia UI engine as well
    the Notification bar and pop-ups they supposed to be able to change its color automatically, like when I changed the violet theme then the notification bar and all pop ups will displayed as violet too

  • Matt

    Yep because disagreeing with you automatically quality as a fanboy :D

    How is it with the toaster? Found it yet?

  • Timel

    This is freaking useless
    Why sony wasted its time , Sony suppose to fix the camera software instead wasting the time made this useless app

    I doubt that sony really don’t know that its post- processing image sucks? The camera is also freaking slow when saving a picture ? Sony really don’t know what its serious problem and suppose to do first? What a horrible smartphone company

  • Timel

    I’m a sony fanboy too matt
    Luck me that I’m not a blind fan and I do love to complain all the stupid things that sony mobile makes

    What good I say good
    What bad I say bad
    Just that

  • Timel

    Sony should spend their time create more useful apps or features like scroll capture and pop-up call notification, these features really useful in daily life

  • jamesbdx

    They’ve also added this app to the latest official beta firmware for Z2 and Z3.

  • DarkMaster

    Camera2Api ? ? ? pfff are you people ever gonna give up ?

  • DarkMaster
  • Manu

    I really hope they do something about the Bluetooth stutter issue, which has been occurring on Marshmallow.

  • David T

    You don’t ask, you don’t get!

  • David T

    Doesn’t mean they can’t do better; a lot of OEMs use Sony sensor but they produce far superior images.

  • razorg

    Oh yes oh yes oh yes. But I doubt any real changes will be made before the release of X series, all the new goodies should first go to the newest flagship, that’s how it goes.

  • Aiden Pearce

    u do seem to know to know XB was kinda late to post that article?

  • Matt

    They probably cannot.

    As I said before each Sensor has its own strong point and weakness , the Autofocus is mighty quick on the new z,or x series.

    Stop thinking that they deliberately taking some quality from you. Look at the spec sheet with such a high resolution and no OIS to there is only one way to get the low light picture in check. Higher sensitivity of the sensor itself which in camera circle called ISO which in return give noise.

    I’m quite sure I’ve wasted my time explaining this, people will still be like “with better algorithmthey can fix that”. Yes they could , and they have done exactly that , if they push there noising process even more the image you get will look like a blob with 0 details

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  • Timel

    Why sony stil keep making crap, sony suppose to fix the camera software instead wasting the time made this useless app

    I doubt that sony really don’t know that its post- processing image sucks? The camera is also freaking slow when saving a picture ?

    Sony really don’t know what its serious problem , what suppose to do first?

    Such a horrible smartphone company omg I’m so speechless !

  • Timel

    Sony should spend their time create useful features like scroll capture and pop-up call notification, these features really useful in daily life than this crap

  • Matt

    Speeches and yet you keep talking on and on.

    Stay speechless, it’s best for all of us here

  • Timel

    Samsung and Apple are not charity too but they are leader innovation

    Samsung and Apple’re job is make money too but before they get money they must invest a lot with r&d first to create awesome smartphone for people

    not just making mid-rang phone with flagship price to get more money like sony, it’s ugly

  • Timel

    Matt why you’re so cruel

  • Timel

    What about new ui?
    Sony must update Xperia UI engine as well
    the Notification bar and pop-ups they supposed to be able to change its color automatically, like when I changed the violet theme then the notification bar and all pop ups will displayed as violet too

  • Matt

    cruel ? haha at least i am not using swear words like you did :P

    psst , stay speechless will you ?
    still better then being a troll ;)

  • Matt

    yes keep spouting the same thing over and over again. Samsung have alot more money than sony :) oh , its no use to explain this to you you wouldnt understand it anyway. besides , as you said in just a fanboy.

    yes samsung is the best in the world and sony must die because they are stupid.

    satisfied ?

  • Alvin

    Actually, the noise came from the wide angle lens sony is using back then until now.

  • Matt

    no ,that is just wrong.
    the corner blur maybe , but not the noise .

    the noise is actually electrical interference on the sensor. that happen if we bump the ISO level higher, to get the sensor to soak up more light (be more sensitive). Since we do not have OIS and our sensor is capable to such a high ISO , the software automatically bumps the ISO, thus the noise appears.

    Noise is controlled quite well on the photos , the smudge is related to denoising software . Harsh detail we often observe is the result of sharpening that sony use to counter the smudge that occurs though noise reduction.

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  • David T

    I’m not expecting miracles but I can still voice my disappointment by voting with my pocket. As a customer I want results, not excuses.

  • Matt

    the results are is your pocket m8.

    what excuses ? physics ?

  • David T

    Err no, you don’t know what my expectations are so really you’re drawing a strawman argument. Have fun talking to yourself.

  • Geese Howard

    Xperia Tips <- People in Sony Mobile division should read it more than us :D

  • Matt

    well with that kind of lofty expectation , feel free to be constantly disappointed :3

  • David T

    Yeah, again, you’re drawing a strawman argument here. I never specified what I was after and so your last post demonstrates you are, in fact, talking to yourself…

  • Matt

    sure :3 that is the general idea.

  • Ercann Y?ld?z

    Xperia m4 aqua marswallow. please answer

  • Stef

    I’ve updated my Z3 to 6.0.1
    the microphones sometime works fine, other don’t…
    it could be a problem related to the software or hardware ? thanks!

  • Jose Mariano

    Anyone knows about Xperia M4 Aqua Marshmallow?

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