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.
New Sony Xperia Z Ultra firmware
1. Amir1 (Posts: 257; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
x-reality is already awesome screen, sweet, but should have come with its release, sony, wake up.
6. Feanor (Posts: 295; 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.
2. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I dont understand people who complain Sony didnt update their phone.
3. Genersis (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 May 2013)
It was mainly an issue with their 2012 range and some of their 2011 phones.
4. Andrewtst (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The new X-Reality is really awesome! Loving it. :)
8. JunBringer (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Mine says up to date, any tips on how to get mine to update?
9. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Probably not available in your country for now? Where are you from?
5. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 95; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
hope x reality will be included to 2012-13 devices via ota update
7. JunBringer (Posts: 98; 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.