Starting with the most important, we will begin our journey talking about the firmware update that the Japanese company has released for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Even though from the operating system point of view the new firmware does not bring changes of true draft, since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean remains, it is in the section on optimizing various aspects of the smartphone where we find the main news and improvements.
Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra: Better performance for camera, screen and battery
The update via OTA released by Sony and in the specific case of Xperia Z1, the Japanese firm claims to have adjusted camera algorithm for a better performance in everything related to the actions that we want to carry out with your already famous 20.1 megapixel sensor. In the same way also several of the camera apps have been polished included in the ‘Smart Social Camera platform‘ from Sony, so that functions like the ‘Burst Mode‘ or the ‘AR Effect‘, among others, will work better.
If we focus exclusively on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the update brings with it a optimization of touch sensitivity from the screen. In this way, both the movements to write or draw, made with the finger or by means of a stylus, will be captured with greater fidelity by the smartphone.
Finally, the new firmware also includes enhancements shared by both models, such as the new screen calibration To “ensure visual experiences remain brilliant,” the optimization of energy consumption to prolong the battery life – remember that this aspect was one of the black points of the Sony Xperia Z1, as was evident in the resistance tests carried out – or the simplification of the ‘Exchange’ connection, which will provide us with better and faster email synchronization.
New Album application for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra
Another update has been added to the new firmware version in recent hours, in this case related to the Album app of the device – that is, the gallery of images, videos and everything else, although with some special features -. The new version of the app is now available in the ‘Sony Update Center with the nomenclature 5.2.A.0.6 and a total weight of 14.9 megabytes.
Inside, we will find performance improvements general and in fanointings like PlayMemories Online. With these changes, the Japanese firm is providing a automatic system for uploading images to the cloud, as with Dropbox or Google+, although in the case of Sony storage is unlimited. The negative part is that, contrary to what happens with Dropbox, the system of the company based in Tokyo resize images when uploading them to the Internet, so that we will not obtain an original copy of the photograph that we have captured.Source: SonyMobile Y XperiaBlog Via: GSMarena Y MobileZone