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    We’ve started rolling out the maintenance release for Xperia S, Xperia SL & Xperia acro S*.

    After making Android JB 4.1 available for these smartphones, we received feedback on a few issues within the build. We’re keen to ensure that all our software is as good as it can possibly be, so we’ve addressed these & improved on a few things…

    Along with performance and stability tweaks / improvements, here’s a changelog (of sorts) detailing what’s fixed and included:

    For camera, we’ve…

    • addressed an abnormality in the white balance
    • improved the “Quick Launch” button functionality
    • smoothed out (1080p) video recording, minimizing lag

    For apps, services & data, we’ve…

    • streamlined Exchange Active Sync, particularly when running an encrypted set-up
    • boosted connection stability for 2G network data
    • ensured preferences on 3rd party apps remain after reboot – not a common problem, but we understand it can be a frustrating one!

    For battery, we’ve…

    • economised power consumption, and heat dispersion for longer life
    • corrected juice level notifications, especially when running low

    And for hardware & UI, we’ve…

    • introduced a home key long-press to launch Google Now, and a double-press to launch Recent Apps
    • made sure the volume “up” button is fully responsive

    Let us know how you’re getting on with the update, by dropping a comment below.

    Ant.

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