Sony's latest Xperia X update brings new audio engine support and other features
We have already reviewed some of the coolest features the concept has already brought forth, such as Night Light mode, Battery Saver feature, Ambient Display and others. It is good to note that, as you could expect with a concept project, there are frequent changes, updates and tweaks, and not all official Xperia features are part of the concept dynamics.
The new update replaces Android’s integrated audio effects with SONY Audio Effects Engine, in a bid to boost sound performance on the Xperia. What this means is that Sony's code will now run all MusicFX functionalities on your device, instead of the original Android algorithm.
Furthermore, the update fixes the restarting issue of the default Bluetooth application, as well as a graphical bug in the camera app shortcuts. The 52MB release also adds VoWifi support for some carriers in Germany, allowing for calls to be made when there is no mobile signal, and better indoor coverage. VoWifi and VoLTE support is also rolled out to some carriers in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Another, rather small update, is the battery percentage which has now been moved outside of the icon in the status bar, making it easier to check battery levels. Sony seems to be putting a lot of effort and thought into making its concept software as user-focused as possible. The new system design already offers exciting tweaks to your Xperia experience and it will be interesting to see what the next firmware update will deliver.