The Sony Xperia T LT30p which was earlier spotted in as Xperia Mint in the rumours is official now available in United Kingdom from 24th October 2012 via the Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U. The O2 UK is selling this phone as the Bond Phone version available later this week and it’s also available in Germany. Before the device makes its appearance in other countries, Sony has pushed firmware update to it.
Sony Xperia T owners in United Kingdom and Germany will see a new firmware available with version number 7.0.A.3.195 moving from 7.0.A.1.303. As expected this update includes some of the bugs’ fixes of the version used at the launch event and other than that this is a decent firmware update introducing some of the new features like Wi Fi Miracast Screen mirroring and other new small useful applications. We will go through those applications right now here and as we see Media application too is revamped. But surprising thing is that the Power Save app has been disappeared.
Some of the improvements included in the version 7.0.A.3.195 are –
- Revamped Media Icons : The Sony’s Media icon has been revamped but the functionalities behind the app remains still the same.
- Wi Fi Miracast Screen Monitoring : Under the Wireless and Network menu settings you will find new options of ‘Media Server Settings’ and this allows you to share your media content with other devices.
- Walkman app, Album app has the new option to ‘throw’ the music to another devices using the Wi Fi Miracast and while Throw option in the Album means you can easily view your pictures on a Television. Album app also includes the option for SensMe Slideshow with several options which includes music and theme changing.
- Users will see three new Small Apps available right now available for download exclusive to Xperia T handset named Mirror, Currency Converter and Unit Converter. Once these three apps are installed it will appear on the Small Apps ribbon when you hit the Recent Apps button as seen in the picture. These applications are self-explanatory and these can be used to convert currency with wide choices available. For converting from one to another, Unit Converter can be handy supporting various units like area, energy, length, mass, power, pressure, temperature, time, velocity and volume.
- App Icon Notification Menu: App icon thumbnails are now available in the notification screen which can be access by pulling down the top notification area.
- This update also includes the undisclosed bug fixes as well.
With so many advantages we at Android Advices recommend to update your phone right now so that you can take advantage of the above improvements. Updates are available via the Over the Air update and you should proceed with this once you have backup your device, have enough power atleast 50 % and you are connected to Wi Fi network. Also you can get this update via the Sony PC Companion tool.