Sony will unveil Xperia M4 Aqua at MWC 2015

Earlier today we saw that Sony is planning to launch Xperia Z4 Tablet at MWC 2015 and now it seems we will also see Xperia M4 Aqua at the same event. Xperia M4 Aqua will succeed Xperia M2 Aqua and it will be IP65/68 certified as the name “Aqua” suggests.

A set of leaked document shows that Xperia M4 will be running Android 5.0.x Lollipop 26.1.A.0.xxx firmware and Xperia Z4 Tablet will be running Android 5.0.x Lollipop 28.0.A.0.xxx firmware.

Xperia M4 Aqua

Exact specifications of Xperia M4 Aqua are unknown at the time but it seems it will sport a 5″ 720p HD display with Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB RAM and 2300 mAh battery.

Below you can see Xperia M4 Aqua 26.1.A.0.xxx firmware details.

Xperia M4 Aqua Leaked

Below you can see Z4 Tablet 28.0.A.0.xxx firmware details.

Z4 Tablet 28.0.A.0.xxx firmware

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is expected to hit market in Q2 2015 and to be priced around £200 and £250.

Sony has already released Xperia E4 and Xperia E4g recently with a price tag of $150 approx and now one flagship tablet and mid range device is on verge of launch.

Are you excited for Xperia M4 Aqua, drop your comments below.

Source – XperiaBlog

Sony Mobile Ends Future updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola

A sad news for many Xperia smartphone users, just now it is seen and CONFIRMED that Sony Mobile has planned to stop any further future android firmware updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola. We do agree that users of just mentioned devices may not feel good after reading this but that’s what Sony Mobile has decided. Many of the mentioned handsets are not available in market now and if they are, that’s not commercially profitable for the company.

Sony Mobile has taken this decision for all handsets which were more than 18 months or 2 years older, no further firmware support will be given by Sony officially. The present firmware available for all handsets will remain as last update on them. Sony Mobile has just abandoned the firmware support not customer support for those device, keep that in mind.

Below you can find the detailed info on the last firmware update available for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion HSPA and LTE , P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo and Tipo Dual, J, Sola. Below info is taken from software “Support” section of respective devices.

Sony Mobile Ends Future updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola

Summing up all Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Acro S, Xperia J, Xperia Go, Xperia Ion HSPA+ and LTE and Xperia P will remain on android 4.1.2 jelly bean and Xperia Arc S, Xperia U, Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual, Xperia Sola, Xperia Miro will remain on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich.

At the moment Android 4.3 is awaited for Xperia SP, T, TX and V.

While Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S, Xperia SP will soon see android 4.4.2 KitKat update as promised by Sony in the first batch. 2nd batch of devices may include Xperia C, L, M and hopefully Xperia T, TX and V also.

What do you think fellas on this ? As per us Sony Mobile has shown proper support when it comes to android updates, we do agree that they normally roll updates late but now they are consistent in rolling updates especially for Xperia Z family smartphones but they should also focus on mid range devices; ignoring them is not a good strategy from such a large firm. Do let us know what do you think on this. Drop your comments below.

Xperia M Android 4.3 testing scheduled says Vodafone Australia

Sony rolled Android 4.2.2 on Xperia M Dual but it left Xperia M on android 4.1.2, the then Xperia M users are asking us when they will get android 4.2.2 update. As per Sony’s earlier plan for android 4.3 update, only a few phones will be getting android 4.3 for now and the ones which are left are Xperia M, Xperia L, Xperia E, Xperia C.

We just noticed on Vodafone Australia blog where they have posted a software update schedule for some handsets, it seems Xperia M will directly be updated to android 4.3 from android 4.1.2, at present status of Xperia M android 4.3 is “testing scheduled”. Besides Xperia M, Xperia SP and TX are also seen with android 4.3 status as in “testing”.

Check the Xperia M android 4.3 software update plan of Vodafone Australia.

Xperia M Android 4.3 Update - Vodafone Australia When we asked concerned Vodafone Australia support that are they sure that Xperia M will get android 4.3 as Sony clearly mentioned on their blog that Xperia M will not get android 4.3 so in return we got a reply that “As soon as everything runs smoothly in testing phase, Xperia M will get android 4.3 update”.

Check below the copy of our conversation with the Vodafone Australia support on Xperia M Android 4.3 update confirmation.

Xperia M Android 4.3 testingIf somehow Xperia M gets Android 4.3 update by chance then it will be a big surprise for us as Xperia L left out with android 4.2.2 update and Xperia M getting Android 4.3. Kindly note that it may or may not come, as Sony has not come up with any official word on Android 4.3 for Xperia M till now.

Last night Xperia SP got new 12.1.A.0.266 firmware certified and Xperia T, V getting  9.2.A.0.295 firmware certified on PTCRB, it can be the case that it is the firmware which Vodafone Australia has put up on their blog.

How do you feel Xperia L users, if Android 4.3 is rolled on Xperia M in future and nothing for Xperia L. What do you think Xperia M users, excited about android 4.3 huh ? Drop your comments below.

[ via – Vodafone Australia ]

Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.407 firmware certified

Another Sony product certified for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, yes Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.407 firmware has been certified on PTCRB dated 25 June. 5 days ago we saw Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware  update on  Xperia ZL C6503 and one day ago Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.423 firmware  update on  Xperia Z C6603.

[ UPDATE ]

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 firmware update Out

Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.407 firmware certified by PTCRB

Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 10.3.A.0.407 firmware certified by PTCRB

Soon we can expect now that Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will hit Xperia Tablet Z SGP321. Sony has been busy now updating all their Xperia 2013 and Xperia 2012 line up. We only expect it to be a bug free update whenever it comes.

A few days ago, Rooting kit for Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.307 firmware was made available by DooMLoRD. If you want to root your Xperia Tablet Z then use the version 14 of DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit.




Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

A few days ago, Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware was leaked for Xperia Ion LT28i yet not certified, but just now Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified officially by PTCRB. It seems Sony has finally put up final jelly bean version for Xperia Ion for release, it could be a week more till we see Sony officially rolling out the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware for Xperia Ion.

Certified Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware

Xperia Ion LT28h HSPA Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.204 firmware Certified

If any Xperia Ion LT28i user is interested in installing the leaked Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.203 firmware on his phone, check out our guide on it.

How to Install leaked Jelly Bean  6.2.B.0.203 firmware on Xperia Ion LT28i manually by flashing ftf file ?

The 6.2.B.0.204 firmware has been certified on May 16, 2013 on PTCRB official website. It’s good news for all those Xperia Ion users who were desperate to know when the jelly bean firmware will be certified for Xperia Ion as we recently saw Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.197 firmware being certified for Xperia S / SL / Acro S. Let’s see when Sony will release the android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean officially for all these 4 phones left out now. Hopefully it does by the end of month May as it said. What do you think regarding that, excited for jelly bean huh 😉

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware ftf file

Sony Xperia France has just tweeted about a new Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware which is rolling out on Xperia Z handsets. Looks like Xperia Z is lucky to have so many firmware updates yet on Jelly Bean alone for better performance. The update still puts Xperia Z on android 4.1.2 jelly bean. Previously it was on 10.1.1.A.434 firmware build number.

Sony Xperia France Tweeted as :-

Maj 10.1.1.A.1.253 (4.1.2) en cours de deploiement pour les Xperia Z “nus”. TRANSLATED as  Maj 10.1.1.A.1.253 (4.1.2) being deployed for the “naked” Xperia Z.

Sony xperia France tweets about Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware


Xperia Z Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Details

Xperia Z Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Details

  • Model Number – Xperia Z C6603
  • Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Baseband vserion – 9x15A-ACEFWMAZQ-30110041-23
  • Kernel Version – 3.4.0
  • Build Number – 10.1.1A.1.253

Update of Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware has been confirmed in countries like India, Philippines, Indonesia for C6602, Vietnam, Malasiya, Thailand, France, Singapore.

Xperia Z Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware Updated Features

Many new features have been added to this Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware like :-

Xperia Z Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware white balance option

Xperia Z Jelly Bean10.1.1.A.1.253 Display settings

UPDATED Features

  • Overall software performance improved.
  • Much better soft keys now and notification bar and soft keys both changed to black color background area. The STRIP behind soft keys has been colored as BLACK previously it was of GREY color.
  • Now notification light can be turned off.
  • White Balance – color calibration. White balance option seen in settings
  • Updated NFC firmware
  • Xperia Launcher is responding much faster than before.
  • Improved Battery Life.
  • Small apps icon have been changed now.
  • You can now tag in photos, new option added in album.
  • View movies in portrait mode now.
  • No Wi-Fi drops any more. Issues rectified.
  • World Clock widget updated.

How to Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by PC Companion ?

Connect your Xperia Z C6603 to PC via PC Companion, check if you have got the notification for 10.1.1.A.253 firmware update, if yes proceed as per screen instruction.

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion

Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion software

How to Update Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by flashing ftf file?

First of all download your region’s firmware ftf file from given below links.

Download Xperia Z C6603 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware ftf file
Download Xperia Z_10.1.1.A.1.253_C6303.ftf I 756 MB

[ UPDATED  MIRROR LINKS BELOW – 25 May 2013 ]

Download XperiaZ_10.1.1.A.1.253_C6303.ftf I 757.09 MB

Download c6603_global-lte_10.1.1.a.1.253_10.1.1.a.1.253.ftf I 797  MB

Download Xperia Z C6602 10.1.1.A.1.253 India Unbranded FTF

Download Xperia Z C6602 10.1.1.A.1.253 India Unbranded FTF
Download C6602_10.1.1.A.1.253_India.rar I 773.9 MB

Flash the above file on your unlocked bootloader Xperia Z C6603 and enjoy the new 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware 🙂 Check below link how to flash.

GUIDE :- How to Update manually Xperia phone by flashing ftf file via Xperia Flash Tool

If any one wants Xperia Z blob files, Download blob files from given below link.

Download FILE_279824147 I 764 MB

Download FILE_279823976 I 15 MB

How to Update Xperia Z C6602 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware by PC Companion ?


Connect your Xperia Z to PC via PC Companion, check if you have got the notification for 10.1.1.A.253 firmware update, if yes proceed as per screen instruction.

Update Xperia Z C6602 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware via PC Companion

For those who are not able to update it via PC Companion, update Xperia Z via Sony update service, check how to update via SUS.

It’s good that Sony has updated Xperia Z to a newer firmware version fixing some serious issues and updating new features. Well if you need any help in flashing or updating your Xperia Z C6603 on Jelly Bean 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware, do let us know we will help you out in comments. Well if you have already updated to this new firmware version then do let us know what more changes you noticed in the updated 10.1.1.A.1.253 firmware.

Do let us know if find anything else updated in this firmware.

Xperia S/SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certified

As Sony promised that Xperia S, SL and Acro S will be getting android 4.1.2 jelly bean update at the end of month May and soon after that announcement we saw XDA developer DooMLoRD leaking the  android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware 6.2.B.0.197 for Xperia S and SL. Well not very difference in both firmware’s build number. It seems Sony has done testing the jelly bean firmware for Xperia S/SL/Acro S and a slightly tweaked version was leaked. Check the listing of Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.200. A lot ago we saw firmware 6.1.G.0.0 listed for both Xperia S and SL but none of them was updated on that firmware.

UPDATE – 25 MAY 2013 ] To download and install LEAKED Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware follow given below link.

Download LEAKED Xperia S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware Testkey ftf

 

xperia s Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware certified

Xperia S/SL/Acro S Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 firmware

PTCRB has certified a newer firmware version 6.2.B.0.200 for Xperia S/SL/Acro S on their website. It is assumed to be the latest android 4.1.2 jelly bean version which we will see officially updated to them soon.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Xperia S / SL / Acro S releasing at end of MAY hopefully.!

From the leaked jelly bean version of Xperia S and SL we saw many new features added to them and expecting a fresh update for Xperia S/SL/Acro S which will remove the agony and frustration of the users who have waited so long for jelly bean update. You can Check the listing of Xperia SL and Acro S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware 6.2.B.0.200.

A lot ago we saw firmware 6.1.G.0.0 listed for both Xperia S and SL but none of them was updated on that firmware. All the three handsets Xperia S LT26i, Xperia SL LT26ii and Xperia Acro S LT26w are a lot identical phones so all three of them will be updated with same android 4.1.2 jelly bean firmware build number, hopefully with same features. Well it’s only 2 weeks more till we expect them to be officially updated.

[ Via – PTCRB ]

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Photos Specifications seen on FCC

It’s not over yet with Xperia Z and Xperia ZL this year it’s confirmed now more Xperia devices will be hitting market this year. The legacy will be continued by Xperia A SO-04E codenamed as Dogo which will be coming to NTT DoCoMo this year 2013. Just now the rumored Xperia A device has been confirmed by FCC that it is under approval. It’s neither a leak nor an official release.

Sony Xperia A SO-04E Photos as seen on FCC

On FCC site we can see various documents filed by Sony Mobile Communications for Xperia S SO-04E Dogo approval under NTT DoCoMo. Check out some of the extracted photos of Xperia S SO-04E Dogo.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Leaked photo

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo NTT DoCoMo Photos

Sony Xperia A SO-04E Dogo Features Specifications

Full manual of Xperia A SO-04E Dogo can be seen on FCC site which has somewhat revealed its specifications and photos. Xperia A SO-04E Dogo  is a lot similar to Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in terms of features. When looked from sideways it seems similar to Xperia Z with the location of power button on the same side as in Xperia Z.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo side view

  • Full 1080P HD display.
  • 5 inch screen.
  • Removable 2300 mAh battery, which is missing from both Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Images show that Xperia A SO-04E Dogo will be powered by Sony BA950 battery.
  • Internal storage is limited to 16 GB with extended SD card ( supporting SD Card memory details not out yet.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • Dimensions of Xperia Z SO-04E Dogo are as 139 x 71 x 7.9mm which is similar to as Xperia Z weighing 146 grams same as Xperia Z.
  • LTE Powered.
  • Micro SIM usage.

Xperia A SO-04E Dogo  Camera Details

Rear 13 MP cam with Exmor RS and 2.2MP front cam. You can set cam at 13 MP with image resolution as 4128×3096 and to 12 MP with image resolution as 3920×2940, 4:3 aspect ratio of image size. HDR, Superior Auto mode available.

Same set of earphones are seen as Sony dispatched with Xperia S and Xperia SL, we can see Sony Ericsson logo on them.

No Details about the processor of Xperia A SO-04E Dogo, it is speculated that it may come with Snapdragon-600 chipset but nothing can be said at this moment. Also the android version in the phone isn’t specified which still remains a mystery till we find out this. When seen in the Xperia A SO-04E Dogo user manual guide, Android Jelly Bean version can been seen, same as Xperia Z android 4.1.2 but nothing is said officially about android version yet.

On NTT DoCoMo site we can see that on 15th May 2013 they are releasing their new line up of smartphones for this summer season and we may see Xperia A SO-04E Dogo to be launched at that same time only.

[ Via – FCC ]