Now rolling: Jelly Bean 4.2 firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

From today, we’re pushing a maintenance release for Xperia Z1 & Xperia Z Ultra*…

After these products started hitting markets, (as always) we listened closely to feedback and looked at how we could refine the build quality. As you know, we’re keen to ensure that all our software is as good as it can possibly be, so we’ve addressed & improved on a few things…

Along with performance and stability tweaks / improvements, here’s a changelog detailing the main fixes and inclusions:

For Xperia Z1, we’ve…

  • 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…)

For Xperia Z Ultra, we’ve…

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

And then across both products, we’ve…

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

*As usual, timing & availability may vary by market & carrier

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