Aah! Love it when Katrina Kaif the Bollywood actress promotes the XPeria Z smartphone. More than that we like it because it’s a water proof Sony’s flagship smart device sported with 5 inches gorgeous display and 13 mega pixel BSI camera. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version and we all know that Sony is quite slow in delivering Android update to their device, sometime they might put an end to unexpected devices as well.
As far as Sony XPeria Z is concerned about the official further updates of Android, they will certainly receive it. So first it should be out with Android 4.2 pretty quickly and then Android 4.2.2 and then Android 5.0 in Q3 or Q4 this year. The latest firmware update to Sony XPeria Z brings a lot of improvements and enhancements along with few other bug fixes from previous version. So it recommended that whenever you have an update available on your phone, go for it. But how? Here is how you can update you Sony XPeria Z in following three methods –
Via Over the Air update
Since smartphones have become really smartphone, it’s possible to update your phone via OTA, also called Over the Air update. In this process, you would be updating your device via wireless connection either by using your 2G, 3G or 4G LTE network. You can also make use of Wi Fi network if available to save data charges levied by your carrier. For those who have brought their Sony XPeria Z in contract with carriers like T-Mobiles, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Fido, Rogers, Vodafone, Bell and lot many others, they might receive timely update notification whenever available as it’s the carriers who carry out this update.
While for non-contract phones, this Sony Mobiles will automatically push you a notification of this update. If you haven’t received any update notifications, users can also manually check for updates availability.
Via Sony PC Companion
For those who don’t want to go with OTA update as mentioned above, you should know that your phone can still be updated. This time with Sony PC Companion tool which is the PC Suite for updating/backing your Sony XPeria Phones and tablets? This requires on your PC to have internet connection and USB cable. It’s quite simple, fast to update your phone using this method but this is least preferred by users.
Sony XPeria Z Custom Firmware’s
While on Android you love custom firmwares, don’t you? Sony XPeria Z is out with so many custom firmware’s developed by third party. You can read on and update your device with those method mentioned. Custom firmwares are not that rigorously tested, although they are preferred in large numbers. To update your Sony XPeria Z with custom firmware you need to have rooting enabled on your phone.