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.



11. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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.....

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

8. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 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.

7. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

10. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Ha! Nice catch.

6. darknight307rc

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 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

5. Marwanbalu

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Got it for z1 in Iraq...from yesterday

4. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Nothing. Yet

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

got it!! yehey for Z Ultra User

2. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

they forgot SONY XPERIA SP

1. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Just got it !

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