Sony updated the beta version of the Album app recently to version 8.0.1, which brought about a number of changes. The biggest is the inclusion of a new quick search button on the bottom right of the screen. However, this is not search as seen within the Google Photos app, but instead it filters the files based on camera pictures, videos, screenshots etc.
One change that might annoy you is the removal of the favourite star button, this has now been moved to the options menu. Sony has also added Android 7.0 Nougat support, which means the app can be run in multiple windows. Beta users should have already received the update via the Google Play Store, or you can download the APK below. [read more…]
If you have used the Sony Xperia “Live on YouTube” app previously, then you may not be too happy to hear that Sony will discontinue support for the app on 28 October 2016. The app will not support Android Nougat and we imagine the rationale for Sony’s move is that the YouTube now supports live streaming. Either way, it is a shame to see it go. Did you ever use it? We’d love to your experiences below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has released a minor firmware update for the Xperia C5 Ultra, moving the build number to 29.2.A.0.129 for the single SIM variants and build 29.2.B.0.129 for the dual SIM variants. We haven’t noticed any big changes with this Android 6.0 firmware, apart from the inclusion of July 2016 Google security patches. Let us know what changes you’ve noticed in the comments below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XA Ultra with firmware number 36.0.A.2.109 for single SIM models and 36.0.B.2.109 for dual SIM models. The new build adds September 2016 Google Security patches and also fixes a camera problem with the ISO.
Previously, using manual mode to adjust ISO made no difference as it still used automatic ISO to capture the picture. This has now been fixed in the latest update. You can download the update through Xperia Companion or the FTF firmware files are available below, if you want to update manually through FlashTool. [read more…]
Just a quick update for Xperia X Compact owners – Sony Mobile recently started to update the handset with new firmware build 34.1.A.3.22. Sony has included the 1 September 2016 Google security patches with this new update, although we have not noticed any other big changes. The update is still based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, so no Nougat just yet. If you’ve downloaded the new firmware, let us know what changes you’ve noticed. [read more…]
A number of Sony Xperia X Performance owners have been suffering from a problem where the accelerometer will suddenly just stop working. There is a long thread of owners complaining about the issue on of the official Sony Talk Support forums, where the only solution appears to be rebooting your phone.
Well the good news is that Sony Mobile is now promising that a future update will fix the issue, although no timing has been confirmed. You can check out the quote below from one of the official Sony support folk below. We’ll let you know once it starts rolling. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia C4 to new build number 27.3.A.0.129 for single sim phones and version 27.3.B.0.129 for the dual SIM variants. We know very little about the update, but it does appear to include Google security patches to 1 July 2016. It’s interesting to note with all of these recent updates, how we have various differences when it comes to which security patch has Sony has used. Some have September patches, whilst others, like the Xperia C4 only have the older July patches. Anyway, if you’ve updated your handset, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile recently released a new update for the Xperia M5 series, which moves the build number to 30.2.A.1.21 for single SIM variants and 30.2.B.1.21 for the dual SIM variants. The latest update includes 1 September 2016 Google security patches as well as providing a fix for some users who had problems using their micro SD card following the Marshmallow update. The update can be downloaded via Xperia Companion, or the FTF firmware files are available below. [read more…]
A new firmware build recently started to roll for the Sony Xperia XA series with version number 33.2.A.3.81 for the single SIM models and 33.2.B.3.81 for the dual SIM models. Users are reporting this to be a stable update, although it does little to improve battery life, which is the phones main weakness. The FTF firmware files for all variants are available to download below, which includes Google security patches to 1 August 2016. [read more…]
The Sony Xperia XZ has only recently gone on sale over the last few weeks and one of the first challenges for new owners is finding a new case (unless you like to go ‘naked’). Sony has created two cases for the Xperia XZ which includes the Style Cover Stand SCSF10 and the Style Cover Touch SCTF10.
Today, we are looking at the Sony Style Cover Stand SCSF10 thanks to Mobile Fun, who offer a wide range of smartphone/tablet accessories and deliver worldwide. The case is available for $30.49 plus postage and is available in three colours to match your Xperia XZ (Mineral Black, White and Forest Blue). Click through to read our impressions. [read more…]
A firmware update recently started to roll for the Xperia M4 Aqua that moved the build number from 26.3.X.0.131 to 26.3.X.1.33. The main noticeable addition is that the Android security patches have been updated from April to July 2016. The update is live across all six variants of the Xperia M4 Aqua and you can find FTF firmware files below. [read more…]