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Firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra now seeding, brings white balance tweaking and more

Firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra now seeding, brings white balance tweaking and more
A new firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, and the Z1 Compact, was spotted a few days ago making a pass through the PTCRB, and now the firmware is officially rolling. Unfortunately, it seems that, for the time being, the Z1 Compact is excluded from the lucky list, but the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Ultra are both confirmed to have access to the new update via Sony's PC Companion suite. An over-the-air update, in other words, is making the rounds in phases right now, so it might be a while until it reaches your particular device.


Perhaps the most important of the new changes in the new firmware is the addition of an option that will allow users to tweak their respective device's white balance. As pointed out in the tweet above, Bluetooth music streaming has undergone some unknown improvements, along with e-mail and Wi-Fi. As always, minor bug fixes are a part of the new code. We currently have no information as to when (and if) this update will seed for the few lucky owners of the Z1 Compact. Moreover, we're unaware of when exactly Sony will push the anxiously expected Android 4.4 KitKat update to its flagship devices, though rumors have, interestingly enough, indicated a late January/early February roll-out.

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posted on 31 Jan 2014, 03:49

1. GMS85 (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Just got it !

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 04:18

2. Rajanvir (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


they forgot SONY XPERIA SP

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 04:52

3. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


got it!!
yehey for Z Ultra User

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 05:13

4. mokhtar (Posts: 265; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Nothing. Yet

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 05:44 1

5. Marwanbalu (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Got it for z1 in Iraq...from yesterday

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 07:47

6. darknight307rc (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


got it in Germany & it took care of all the bugs I noticed with first 4.3 update....don't know why I have this feeling that the 4.3 update in first place doesn't make almost any differences. I don't know why we didn't get the 4.4 kitkat directly

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 07:50

7. lalalaman (Posts: 375; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


The title is wrong.....not z1 ultra.... its should be zultra

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 09:32 1

10. Chris.P (Posts: 299; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Ha! Nice catch.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 08:05

8. majp89 (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


I'm assuming that Z1S users do not get this update because they already have the capabilities. At least I can stream music, tweak white balance settings, etc., already.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 08:07

9. Astoni (Posts: 563; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


They said 4.4 kitkat in the end of january....

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:37

11. Gemmol (Posts: 543; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I wanted the z ultra to see how it compare to the note, but I wish they had put a nice camera, the screen size was perfect.....

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