Xperia Z update to bring camera improvements

News Dean Quinn 16:45, 17 May 2013

Sony releases firmware update that promises wealth of functionality tweaks

Sony has released a new firmware update for the Xperia Z that brings with it a wealth of improvements for the Japanese manufacturer's flagship device.

Announced on Tuesday via Sony Xperia France's official Twitter account, the update is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and includes enhancements to the imaging capabilities of the device and other key areas of functionality.

The Xperia Z camera's Auto Mode feature is the most notable beneficiary of the update as Sony is said to have tweaked the algorithm to ensure shots taken are subjected to the same processing as those captured using Burst Mode. Load times for the camera app have also been streamlined and white balance settings have been recalibrated.

Additionally, a host of system performance improvement are enabled by the firmware patch including a more fluid Xperia Launcher as well as the implementation of a new keyboard skin and notification LED on/off toggle. The update also sees some widgets redesigned, changes made to soft keys and the navigation bar, plus the addition of a world clock widget.

Whilst there has been no official communications regarding the roll-out from Sony Mobile Europe, the software is reportedly available now as an over-the-air update in most European territories.

When users actually receive the patch will more than likely depend on network operators but we expect some official word on this soon. Check back with Know Your Mobile for more information as and when we get it.

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I have updated my Xperia Z. One of the biggest improvement is that heating is less now. Performance is improved now.

all you need to do is install pc companion version 2.1 and check for updates and your phone will be updated to the new firmware, regardless if your provider has issued the OTA update. i live in Finland, and is just did mine.

updated the my c6602 model, but the battery performance has gone down i think...the stamina mode shows the stand by time at 10 hours with 95% battery...which would earlier have been over a day...any one facing similar issues?

try to make your battery low or drain it then charge it again it will come back.. nothing to worry,..

ru sure tom?
im gonna update now !!

Just updated mine and at 77% battery stamina mode says 1 day 7 hours stand by time. Check to make sure you haven't got lots of apps running in background as this reduces battery life significantly.

Hey Sam, to fix this, do following steps.
First of all disable stamina mode.
Then Goto Settings -> apps settings -> goto the rightmost tab (All apps) -> Search for an app called 'Eco mode controller'. Force close it and clear data. Shutdown ur phone for a minute and start again. Enable stamina mode, it should work fine.. :)

Hi friend, please i need your help. i bought XZ C6603 a week ago. its NUMBER firm ware 10.1.A.1.434 . and when i just start viewing photos or play a video, it starts to get heat very quickly. it heats up uncomfortably hot. so have you updated your phone 10.11.A.1.253 ? so have you notice good improvements?
thanks

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