Today, we’re excited to tell you about our latest Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) firmware update for Xperia T and Xperia TX.
Starting from this week and rolling out to markets globally*, the release carries a host of new features and functionality.
Here’s a quick look at what you can look forward to –
Screen Mirroring lets you experience the full Xperia T/TX interface wirelessly on your TV** – get the bigger picture as you share photos, videos, games, maps, emails and music.
Extended standby mode
Extended standby mode increases the standby time by up to 4 times. When the screen has been in sleep mode for a few minutes, Wi-Fi and data traffic will temporarily be disabled and most applications will become inactive. Core functions such as calling and messaging will work as normal; you will still be able to receive calls, messages and notifications. Once you touch the screen to wake the device up from standby all functions are back to normal!
Sony’s media applications
The upgrade also brings new improvements to Sony’s media applications – we continue to evolve our applications to make your experience of enjoying and sharing content more personalised and effortless.
- Movies app now let’s you run the show from the dashboard with a small viewing window, controls and film gallery.
- “WALKMAN” app’s interface is more dynamic, with changing colours to reflect the track’s album art.
- Album app utilises Mobile BRAVIA Engine with even higher contrast, depth and sharpness in photos and videos. You can also make full use of SenseME Slideshows, delivering a tailored presentation matching music to your image’s ambience.
Xperia T supports HD Voice, the most significant voice quality upgrade in mobile history; transmitting a broader spectrum of the human voice resulting in a more natural sound filtering out distracting background noise. It’s now easier to recognize voices, and to hear and understand what the person at the other end is saying, even in noisy environments.
All the above are delivered on the latest generation dual core processor – benchmarked by a fair few of our media friends, Xperia T/TX’s Snapdragon processor leaves others in the dust… it lets you do more – effortlessly download, run and switch between multiple apps, view and capture photo/video unhitched and enjoy the most demanding gaming content.
You will be notified in your Xperia T or Xperia TX when the upgrade is ready, and it’ll be available for download over the air, via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac.
For more information please visit http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/software/
* The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade and specific models will vary by market and carrier requirements
** The service requires the purchase of a compatible WiFi dongle. The dongle we recommend is the Netgear dongle (PTV3000)
*** Not available for Xperia TX