Software Update app now houses latest application releases

by XB on 9th March 2016

in Applications

Sony Software update 3.1.2.A.0.8_2Sony Mobile updated its “Software Update” application last week to build number 3.1.2.A.0.8. The app is found in ‘Settings > About phone’ and has previously been used to notify you about the latest firmware releases for your phone. However, this new release now includes a list of Sony apps that have updates available.

It includes a list of updates to the same Sony apps as found in the “What’s New” application. For now, it appears that you can update applications in either app, although the “Software Update” app does not allow you to hide updates like the “What’s New” app does. Therefore, you’ll notice the Amazon app in the screenshots below, whereas we have hidden it within “What’s New”. We imagine this ‘hide’ feature will be added to a future update.

Update: Sony has said that it will soon remove the need to install the Amazon app as a forced update. See the statement below.

You may have received a notification to download the Amazon Shopping app as a software update. The app should not be pushed as a software update and we are working to remove it from the Software update page.

DOWNLOAD APK: Sony Software Update (3.1.2.A.0.8)

Sony Software update 3.1.2.A.0.8_1 Sony Software update 3.1.2.A.0.8_2

Sony Software update 3.1.2.A.0.8_3

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