Sony has announced software upgrades for its Xperia T and Xperia TX handsets. The company has released the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) firmware update, which includes a host of features leading to key media improvements. The firmware update will be rolled out gradually, starting with Europe and Asia.
The update also brings on the following features:
- Screen Mirroring: This feature enables users to wirelessly mirror the Xperia T/TX screen to a TV screen via WiFi Miracast, a standard which connects compatible handsets to compatible TVs. You can now enjoy your pictures, videos, games or browse the web, all on your TV straight from any of the two handsets.
- Extended Standby: This feature increases the standby time of the two handsets by almost four times by automatically killing the data connection and rendering most of the battery-consuming apps inactive when in sleep mode. Phone calls and regular messages will still go through and the devices resume normal functionality once the screen is touched.
- HD Voice: This feature, available on the Xperia T only, lets the user enjoy an improved sound quality during calls, as the technology filters distracting background noise.
- Sony Media Applications: Sony has made a few changes to the media applications to provide users with a richer experience: movies can be viewed from the dashboard, the Walkman interface gets dynamic colors matching album arts while the Album app now takes advantage of the Mobile Bravia Engine.
Coming from Sony, this seems to be a pretty refreshing upgrade. See anything you like?