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Major Sony Xperia Z Ultra firmware update brings support for the mobile X-Reality engine, adds new features

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Major Sony Xperia Z Ultra firmware update brings support for the mobile X-Reality engine, adds new features

A new 14.1.B.510 major firmware update for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (C6802) has started rolling out in the Asia-Pacific region, and it brings along some overdue goodies. Among these are support for Sony's highly touted mobile X-Reality engine, which promises to increase the overall playback quality of locally-stored media, such as photos and movies, by adjusting the levels of sharpness, saturation, contrast, noise-reduction and even reproduction of lacking pixels. The rest of the reported improvements and new features include:


  • Overall performance increase and improvements in battery life

  • New stock widgets – Clock, Alarm Clock and Calculator among others

  • Multiple small apps can now be opened at once

  • Refreshed design as far as the messenger and e-mail apps are concerned

  • Superior Auto mode added to the camera appearance

  • One-handed text input now possible

  • Background UI has gone white-grey


The update measures at 770MB, and you'll need to use Sony's PC Companion suite to download and flash it.



source: XperiaGuide

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posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:20

1. Amir1 (Posts: 185; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


x-reality is already awesome screen, sweet, but should have come with its release, sony, wake up.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:03

6. Feanor (Posts: 273; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I agree. Obviously this built is the one that will debut in the forthcoming Xperia Z1 too and it was meant for the Z Ultra too, but Sony rushed the Z Ultra in order not to have these models presented too close to each other. This means that the Z Ultra debuted with half-baked firmware. Not so nice.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:24 1

2. SonyPS4 (Posts: 219; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I dont understand people who complain Sony didnt update their phone.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:35 7

3. Genersis (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It was mainly an issue with their 2012 range and some of their 2011 phones.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:50 3

4. Andrewtst (Posts: 251; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The new X-Reality is really awesome! Loving it. :)

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 14:47

8. JunBringer (Posts: 95; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Mine says up to date, any tips on how to get mine to update?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 20:58

9. aditya.k (Posts: 406; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Probably not available in your country for now? Where are you from?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:06

5. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


hope x reality will be included to 2012-13 devices via ota update

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 14:47

7. JunBringer (Posts: 95; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Hopefully I get this update soon and it fixes the Google Play store crash BS. Great device though other than that.

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