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

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 firmwareupdate 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-Realityengine, which promises to increase the overall playback quality oflocally-stored media, such as photos and movies, by adjusting thelevels of sharpness, saturation, contrast, noise-reduction and evenreproduction of lackingpixels. The rest of the reported improvements and new featuresinclude:

  • 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, andyou'll need to use Sony's PC Companion suite to download and flashit.

source: XperiaGuide

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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. Amir1 unregistered

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

6. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 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: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

3. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

4. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

8. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

9. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

5. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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

7. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 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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