New firmware updates have been certified for the recently released budget Xperia E4 (E21XX) series. The Xperia E4 has seen an update certified by the PTCRB that would move it from 24.0.A.3.8 to 24.0.A.4.14, whilst the Xperia E4 Dual certification would see it move from 24.0.B.3.8 to version 24.0.B.4.14. We’ll let you know once the update starts rolling. [read more…]
Whilst Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has already started to seed for much of the older Xperia Z series, LTE Xperia ZL (C6503) owners were left in the cold. Well Sony Mobile has now started to seed the Lollipop update for C6503 owners with build number 10.6.A.0.454. The update is only currently live in the Nordics at time of writing. If you don’t want to wait for it to roll to your region you can download the FTF firmware file below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has released a new beta for the Lifelog application which moves the build number to 2.8.B.0.6. The big new addition is the introduction of Insights cards that show step summaries with your steps taken this week versus the prior week. You will also receive notifications showing step milestones.
The other change includes power consumption related bug fixes, however a number of people are still being affected by battery drain issues. Hopefully a new update will be released soon to rectify this issue. Sony has also said that it plans to release Insights cards showing the average amount of hours you sleep versus others in a future update. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has done a great job with the Android Lollipop rollout so far, releasing the update for all of the Xperia Z series along with a couple of mid-rangers such as the Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra. However, there are at least a couple of 2014 Sony Xperia models, where the owners probably feel they also deserve the update. This includes the Xperia M2 series and the Xperia T3.
With regards to the latter, Sony Mobile France claims that Lollipop will be arriving “in the following weeks.” Sony’s social media teams aren’t always correct when it comes to updates such as these, so don’t take it as a guarantee but it offers hope nonetheless. [read more…]
We have already seen a leaked picture of what is believed to be the front panel of the rumoured Sony E55XX (codename Lavender). Now some more pictures of the same part have leaked, this time showing some in-the-wild shots.
The part looks identical to that previously seen, showing a large front-facing camera with LED flash. Cutouts on the top/bottom of the panel appear to suggest that the phone may have stereo speakers, the placement being similar to the Xperia Z2 and Z4. Rumoured specifications for the device include a 1080p display, MediaTek MT6752 (64-bit octa-core LTE) chipset, 2GB RAM and a 13MP rear camera using the Sony IMX214 sensor. [read more…]
Sony Mobile is now rolling out a minor Android 4.4.2 update to the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual. Bug fixes include the fact that the lock screen locking can now be disabled (it was previously greyed out) and the VPN menu no longer crashes the Settings app.
The Xperia E1 D2005 variant has seen the build number move from 20.1.A.2.14 to 20.1.A.2.19. It is live across a number of carriers in Europe including Vodafone. The Xperia E1 Dual D2105 variant build number moves from 20.1.B.2.15 to version 20.1.B.2.29. The generic firmware is live in France and India at the time of writing.
Sony Mobile has updated the Walkman Beta build number to version 9.0.1.A.2.0beta. The big new feature of this release is Google Cast support, although the dev team cites that this is an experimental feature. Other changes include better looking album art in the lock screen (for those on Lollipop) and the “Download music info” feature has been moved to the Settings menu. If you want to download the update you can join the Music Beta on Google+ or download the APK below. [read more…]
The TrackID Beta application has been updated from build number 4.1.B.3.6 to 4.1.B.4.2. The new version adds some neat features. The first is some Spotify integration including ‘Play in Spotify’ and ‘Add to Spotify Play list’ when browsing songs. The other addition is the ability to preview a quick snippet of a song you have tagged or when browsing the charts. If you want to try the beta, then head over to the TrackID Beta on Google+ now. [read more…]
Earlier today we reported that the Sony Xperia Z4 (E6533) had been certified by TENAA and now it appears that Sony Mobile China has officially confirmed its existence regardless. The official Sony Xperia Weibo account released the teaser below – it shows the top half of an Xperia Z4 and a date of 26 May 2015. Looks like we will see the Xperia Z4 launch outside of Japan next week after all. Other regions which could see the Xperia Z4/Z3+ launch next week include Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. There’s no guarantee we’ll see the handset in the west but we’ll keep you posted with further developments. [read more…]
The Sony Xperia Z4 (E6533) has passed through TENAA, the telecoms regulator in China, pretty much confirming that the device will land in the region. Whether it will be marketed as the Z4 or Z3+ remains to be seen.
This particular variant has support for TD-LTE band, to support the Chinese carriers. Specifications listed on the certification confirm this model has a 5.2-inch 1080p display (no QHD resolution here), Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, dimensions of 146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm and a weight of 143 grams. [read more…]
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is due to launch next week, at least in the UK, according to retailer Clove. They have both black and white handsets available for £227.99 plus postage and deliver worldwide. Amazon UK has the handset on pre-order for £229.99 and points to a 1 June 2015 launch. While we wait for the release, you can check out an unboxing video of the Xperia M4 Aqua from our friends at Clove. It also includes a quick demo of the new Xperia home launcher that we reported on yesterday. [read more…]