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Sony Xperia T and Sony Xperia TX get Android 4.0.4 update with added features

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Sony Xperia T and Sony Xperia TX get Android 4.0.4 update with added features
The James Bond phone, the Sony Xperia T, is in the midst of receiving an update to Android 4.0.4 and the update includes a button that releases nails from the tailpipe of your car to slow down anyone tailing you some new features that should be welcomed by owners of the device. The update is rolling out right now in Europe and Asia and also includes the Sony Xperia TX. The update brings to the phones, Miracast Screen Mirroring which allows you to view your Sony Xperia T or Sony TX interface right on a compatible television using Wi-Fi.

The Sony Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T

Another feature that the update is bringing to the phones is the Extended Standby mode. This increases the standby time for the battery by a rather hefty four times by shutting down non-essential apps, Wi-Fi and data traffic. This happens after the phone has been in sleep mode for a while. Calls messaging and notifications will still work. Once you touch the screen to bring it back to life, total functionality is restored.

Sony's media apps are also improved with the update. The Movies app now allows you to control the "show" from the dashboard with a small viewing window. The interface on the WALKMAN app has a new user interface which changes colors to match the album art. The Album app, similar to a photo gallery, now uses a Bravia engine to improve the contrast, sharpness and depth in photos and videos.

According to Sony, the Sony Xperia T supports HD Voice which it modestly calls, "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." Voices are easier to understand and are clearer. Which means that you will be able to hear your new orders loud and clear from "Q", right Mr. Bond?

source: Sony via MobileBurn

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:11 3

1. bluexperia (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


bond.....age.... hahahahaha

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:15 5

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Sony devices are pretty awesome. Wish they'd start coming toward Sprint someday.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:14 2

5. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Yes, agree. Sony have unique design language like Motorola. I like their tablet design.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 13:54

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yeah they're cool but hey if they were the flagships then shouldn't they have launched with 4.0.4 ICS and await an update to 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 or something....thats tacky on the software front for Sony....very late updates!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 11:29 5

3. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


What??? still seeding 4.0.X when 4.2.X is doing the rounds?? There is a reason why sony sucks big time in sales...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:12 6

4. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Don't be a troll. Tell me which phone has 4.2.X beside Google devices. I did not hear from any of the major manufacturer.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:15 2

6. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


what about 4.1 then

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:40

7. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


I didn't mean that Xperia T should've gotten 4.2 you dumb... After the xperia T launch they pointed out that 4.1 would be seeded within two months but yet to update their flagship phone. Its you who is a sony-troll who refuse to face the actuality of Sony's late updates.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:48 2

8. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


"I didn't mean that Xperia T should've gotten 4.2 you dumb..."

"still seeding 4.0.X when 4.2.X is doing the rounds??"

:S

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 14:21

12. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The 1st Amendment's downside at work. 10-year old kids using the Internet make it difficult for people who know what they're talking about.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:58 1

9. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I so not understand why it takes for manufacturers to make a update with the newest android. I mean the guys from xda developers make a new in a few days max. Running android 4.1.2 on my SGS1

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 13:35 1

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Damn it still haven't got my phone yet have to wait till after this billing cycle to buy my BOND PHONE and then watch the movie this friday

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 15:32 2

13. mrllano (Posts: 87; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Wish i have one

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 17:00

14. GENERAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Experia TL and TX is better. Really love the design.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 17:39

15. sinple (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


when will xperia s get the .same update

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 17:58

16. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


God I wish sprint would take a chance on a Sony phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 18:22

17. jonartpop (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Nice phone, bad updates. I wish my sgs3 looked like this phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 18:47

18. TMach (Posts: 372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Seriously, I think PA has now lost all credibility in my view. Why? I live in the UK and am a proud owner of the Xperia T.......IT SHIPPED WITH 4.0.4! I read this sub-par article and had to double check to be sure, just tried to update just in case I was missing something only for the Update Centre to confirm what I knew all along. My phone already HAD the latest update Android 4.0.4.

Get a grip, please Phone Arena!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 19:34

19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes i think T/TX came with ICS out of the box.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 19:56

20. mydi.maus (unregistered)


what not jelly bean 4.1?xperia why dont you just get 0.07(007)your james bond right?

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