Great news for the owners of Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia acro S smartphones. Today, Sony Mobile company Japanese mobile phone maker has started to roll out a new firmware update for the Xperia S, Xperia SL, and Xperia acro S smartphones out there, namely version 6.2.B.1.96.
The new firmware version is available for Xperia devices from Nordic countries, India, Taiwan, Spain and Brasi and for unlocked Sony Xperia S device in the UK country.
The new software version is pushed out as a 485 MB file, and it comes with numerous of bug fixes spotted in the previous firmware version 6.2.B.0.211.
Acording to Xperiablog Sony starts rolled out the 6.2.B.1.96 Firmware for Xperia S, SL, and acro S based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with 3.4.0 version for its kernel.
The official build is available for download on Sony PC Companion/Sony Bridge for Mac and also it can be installed by Over-the-Air (OTA). If you didn’t receive the OTA automatically notification, then you can navigate to Settings>> System>> About phone>> Software update>> OK and from there download and install available OTA update. Among the main Android 4.1.2 (6.2.B.1.96) features, we can notice the capability to resolve issues regarding the 1080p HD video lag and also to fix the Volume Up button lag.
Moreover, the Home button has a new function, you can use it to launch Google Now by long pressing it. Also pressing Home button twice launches recent apps and small apps.
Furthermore, the new firmware also brings with solutions to fix the Screen not lightning, all camera bugs, and some issues with MMS pictures, which also was fixed.
The firmware update also comes with an extended battery mode added as before, more free RAM now (685 MB RAM available), and no longer lags in keyboard part.
The updated software release resolve the issue with the false warning of stamina Mode, so now there no more false warning of Stamina Mode when battery reaches as low as 14%.
Moreover, the Camera Focus feature was improved as compared to the previous software update. In additional, new release comes with Music Unlimited update app in Walkman.
So, as we can see the new firmware release brings a series of new features and all these improvements should provide users with a new experience compared with the previously firmware features experience.
In this moment, we don’t know how long it will take to be rolled out for all the Xperia S, SL, and acro S devices’ users, but the new software should be available soon, in a matter of weeks, as Sonny has accustomed us.