Showing posts with label Xperia TX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xperia TX. Show all posts

Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V will not be updated to KitKat

The Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and the Xperia V were updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean way back in February, and owners had some hope that their handsets would get one more update to the realm of Android 4.4 KitKat. Especially since Sony reportedly was "investigating" the possibility of bringing the newer version of Android to the handset. Unfortunately it looks like the trio will not be updated past Jelly Bean.

All three handsets were originally launched with , and have since received their fair share of software updates over the years. So it makes sense that Sony would eventually want to retire the trio, given that all three handsets have aged and were not really flagship smartphones to begin with.

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Sony has setup individual product pages for each of the three devices, and have reported that  will the final software version on the three handsets. Of course users can still look out for likely custom ROMs for their beloved handsets from other sources.

Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V will not be updated to KitKat

source - Sony ( Xperia T | Xperia TX | Xperia V )

Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V receive Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

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We recently saw the Android 4.3 update released for the Sony Xperia SP. Now the software update is being rolled out to Sony's Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V.

Starting today, February 13, the update will begin rolling out to the above mentioned devices in phases. Exact timing may vary, depending on your market and carrier, so not everyone will receive the update right away. You will receive a notification when the update is available for your handset at which point you can install the update on your device.

What's new in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software update brings several new features and improvements including an updated notification system, autocomplete on the dialpad and more.

Along with the usual new features and enhancements offered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the software update will also bring updates to Sony apps like Walkman, Messaging, TrackID, Sony Select, Smart Connect, Small apps and others.

Now that the update is out of the way, users will be wondering if Sony will eventually release the Android 4.4 KitKat update for these handsets. According to the Japanese manufacturer KitKat update is still "under investigation" for the Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia V and even the Xperia SP.

source - Sony

Sony Xperia TX receives Android 4.1 software update, includes special Sony features

Sony-XPERIA-tx-gxSony Xperia TX owners will be happy to know that their handsets are now receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update, just four months after the device was updated to the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.1 will being the improvements of Project Butter which offer a lag free and smooth performance and the Google Now digital assistant which displays important information based on your location and requirements. Additionally users will also get actionable notifications which lets you return calls, view pictures or videos and read email directly from the notification pane.

Sony has added their own improvements alongside the Android update, including a revamped homescreen with up to 7 homescreen panels, app improvements and more. WALKMAN Album and Movies allow you to view your photos,videos and listen to your music all from one app.

The update also makes it much easier to add app shortcuts or widgets to the homescreens and to create folders by simply dropping an app on top or another. Camera enthusiasts should also notice an improvements in the quality of photos after the update.

The update generally takes some time to reach all users and you should receive a notification when it is available for your device. If you haven't received a notification you can check for the update manually under settings.

source - Sony

Sony Xperia TX receives Android 4.0.4 software update

The Sony Xperia TX is now receiving the Android 4.0.4 software update which brings the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with other new features and improvements. One of the new features included in the update is Miracast Screen Mirroring which allows you to view your Sony Xperia TX interface on a compatible television using Wi-Fi.

Additionally the update introduces the Extended Standy Mode, which increases the standby time for the battery by up to four hours. It does this by switching off Wi-Fi and data connectivity when they are not in use. This takes place when the device has been in sleep mode for awhile. However calls and notifications will continue to work. Once you interact with your device, total functionality will be restored.

Sony's media apps will also be improved with the update. The Movies app will allow you to control the show from its dashboard with a small viewing window. The interface of the WALKMAN app will be improved and changes colors to match the album art. The Album app, which is similar to photo gallery, now makes use of the BRAVIA engine to improve contrast, sharpness and depth in photos and videos.

source - Sony

Sony to release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for 2012 Xperias by Q2 2013

jbean_srgbSony has confirmed that they will be releasing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their 2012 Xperia lineup by the first half of 2013. The Sony Xperia T, Sony Xperia TX and the Sony Xperia V will reportedly receive the Jelly Bean update as early as the first quarter.

This will be followed by updates to the Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia Acro S, Sony Xperia Ion, Sony Xperia P, Sony Xperia Go and Sony Xperia J. However Sony has still to reveal a time frame for these devices to get Android 4.1.

Unfortunately Sony is not planning on bringing Android 4.1 to their older 2011 Xperia lineup. While we do understand that supporting such a wide lineup of devices isn't practical, its disappointing that they wont benefit from the performance improvements of Jelly Bean.

Sony has been very generous with their Android updates, especially compared to their competitors. But we have to respect their decision and hope that the developer community to be quick to port Jelly Bean over to those older devices.


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