Friday , June 8 2018

Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

z3andz3cSony started releasing a minor update for its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact line back on December 11th apparently, but we’re only now finding out what it actually involved. That said, we haven’t actually received the update yet, but at least we know what will be in the update when it does land on Australian devices.

The changelog for build 23.0.1.A.5.77 (what a long version code!) contains:

  • Enhanced audio volume in notifications and ringtones
  • New Xperia™ camera app: Portrait retouch
  • Improved Exchange ActiveSync performance
  • Fine-tuned audio for speakerphone
  • Stability and performance improvements

Those astute observers will note that this changelog notably does not include an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is what I’d much rather have than a new camera feature. But hey, we do know that Sony are working on Lollipop for the Z3 so hopefully we see that early next year.

Source: Sony Mobile.
Via: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Ulf Byskov
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I recommend not updating as the battery life seems to be affected in a bad way.
It doesn’t seem to be related to your apps, but simply that the phone’s radio uses more power.
I noticed a 10-20% drain overnight, even if data, sync, Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, NFC was turned off.
Before that, it was only around 2-6% (using basic Stamina mode).

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Got the OTA this morning.

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I have the update I was able to get it via Sony’s PC companion program. It was shown on the update center app, however it requires you to update on the computer.

Furthermore I have been hounding sony and my carrier (optus) as to when lollipop will be ready not sure if ausdroid knows any better then myself. I got nothing 🙂

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Sony are saying 1Q 2015 on G+

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Cool, I’ll install that companion app onmy PC again. Thx Alex!

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