Sony Xperia Z now getting a minor software update

Sony Xperia Z now getting a minor software update
It has been brought to our attention that a firmware update is now rolling out for the Sony Xperia Z smartphone. The new software isn't of the major kind, but it is a welcome one nonetheless, bringing a number of lesser tweaks and improvements while keeping the OS version at Android 4.1.2. 

With firmware number 10.1.1.A.1.253, the Sony Xperia Z gets the display calibration tool, allowing one to adjust the white balance of the screen. Also, the software keys and navigational bar are now black instead of grey, and the notification light can be disabled with the new software. Additional performance enhancements are introduced as well. 

The Sony Xperia Z software update is reportedly live in France, with other markets expected to follow suit in the near future. In case you've received the new firmware already, drop us a line below and tell us if you see anything new.

source: XperiaBlog, Xperia France (Twitter)

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

WOW...desperately waiting for the Display Calibration software for my Xperia Z.

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I thought the update includes camera quality update?

3. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

4. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

it does improve the camera quality its just phonearena is too shy to mention that XD the update solved the display,camera and many improvement for the os

8. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

PA always bashes Xperia Z camera thats why they wont mention it

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

i think they wont mention it because this article is posted by Nick T.

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

thats a good move by Sony now bring up jelly bean 4.2.2 please


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well why don't you root it and enjoy 4.2.2, instead of relying, waiting for Sony or carriers to update to JB4.2.2! ™

12. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

What will 4.2.2 do to Z?

6. oister85 unregistered

Does the phone support multi window now.

7. skyguy7567

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Wait... My phone is showing 434 instead of 253 and there's no further update...

13. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Try PCC, there is no OTA as of now


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This phone has Wifi death-grip! Needs software update to resolve this big issue.... ™

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Come here and I'll give you a death grip :p Never had that issue on my Z. Australia unbranded 253 FW has been released!

15. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Keep it up Sony! PA didnt knew about the camera because they didnt actually try it...They just copy it from Xperi blog....GSM Arena tried it and posted photos to show the improvement... Shame on you PA...

16. Roeshak

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

of course they won't mention the improvement in camera quality. Phonearenna and pocketnow are two of the biggest Sony haters out there. Well they failed because the phone's a smash hit. Shows how little influence these jokers have on consumers. The update tackles a lot of the issues the Zs had particularly the camera problems. I say they were focusing issues but others say it's image processing. Which ever, the issues have been largely addressed with this update. I'm sure the new camera software coming with 4.2.2 will improve it even more making it the best camera smartphone available. Phonearenna and others who backed the flopping htc one, it'll be so entertaining to watch them eat humble pie this year. With the coming tsunami that is Honami, it gets better for Sony and worse for their haters

17. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Phonearena reserved 9 and above rating for gaysung

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