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Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra Get Jelly Bean 4.2
      #45451 - 10/16/13 02:43 PM

Starting today, Sony Mobile is pushing a maintenance release for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Along with performance and stability tweaks and improvements, here's a changelog detailing the main fixes and inclusions:

For the Sony Xperia Z1, the update:

-tweaked the camera algorithm for even better all round performance
-refined Sony's Smart Social Camera platform, so Xperia Camera apps run more smoothly (particularly Burst Mode, Superior Auto, AR Effect and Sweep Panorama...)

For the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the update:

-optimized touchscreen sensitivity, for both finger gestures and writing / sketching with pencils, metal pens and selected styluses

For both the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra, the update added:

-re-calibrated the display ever so slightly, to ensure viewing experiences remain bright & bold
-economised power consumption for longer battery life
-streamlined Exchange connection for faster email sync, display and download

Sony has started selling both the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra as unlocked phones in the U.S. via Sonystyle stores and online at


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