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Jelly Bean 4.2 Firmware Update for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra Now Available

Sony has announced through their website the release of a maintenance firmware for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. The update is now rolling out to unlocked models in the U.S. and around the world. Carrier versions in some regions may have to wait a little longer for the updates.

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Both models still remain at Android 4.2 however several improvements have been introduced such as display improvements and making the battery last longer. A list of the changelog per device is listed below.

Xperia Z1

  • tweaked the camera algorithm for even better all-round performance
  • refined Sony’s Smart Social Camera platform, so Xperia Camera apps run more smoothly (particularly Burst Mode, Superior Auto, AR Effect and Sweep Panorama)

Xperia Z Ultra

  • optimized touchscreen sensitivity, for both finger gestures and writing / sketching with pencils, metal pens and selected styluses

For both devices

  • re-calibrated the display ever so slightly, to ensure viewing experiences remain bright & bold
  • economized power consumption for longer battery life
  • streamlined Exchange connection for faster email sync, display and download

To check if the update is available on your device you can check on it wirelessly from your device or through the computer.

To check wirelessly Go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates. To check using a computer make sure you have the latest version of the PC Companion software. Connecting your device with the PC Companion software running will check for new updates available for your device.

The Xperia Z1 was unveiled at this year’s IFA event and comes with impressive specs such as a 5 inch Triluminous display and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. The Xperia Z Ultra on the other hand was released July of this year and sports a 6.4 inch Triluminous display and a  2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

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