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

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.

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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Xperia T
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7h 3G talk time)
Xperia TX
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. bluexperia

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

2. GeekMovement unregistered

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

5. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

3. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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...

4. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

6. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

what about 4.1 then

7. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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.

8. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 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

12. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

9. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 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

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

13. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Wish i have one

14. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

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

15. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

when will xperia s get the .same update

16. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

17. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

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

18. TMach unregistered

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!

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

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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