Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)

Android Pie rollout re-starts for Xperia XA2 family (50.2.A.0.352)



Just over a month ago, Sony Mobile commenced the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra with build number 50.2.A.0.342. It was only out in one region (Russia), but was found to brick devices. Well now the Android Pie update has resumed with new build number 50.2.A.0.352. The update comes with the March 2019 Android security patch. If you have downloaded the new update please let us know your experiences in the comments below.

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Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]

Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]



Sony Mobile quietly began to roll out Android Pie to the Xperia XA2 vary of devices not too long ago – all the family have been up to date, together with the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus – shifting the construct quantity from 50.1.A.13.123 to 50.2.A.0.342. However, surprisingly the replace solely went reside in one area (Russia), which is uncommon as Sony usually updates various key areas in the beginning, earlier than widening the discharge.

The cause for the restricted launch could also be down to various studies the place customers are experiencing ‘bricked’ devices on the software program replace. The official Sony Mobile Talk forums has various customers who’ve skilled this downside. Users are saying that on set up, the phone reboots after which shows black and white stripes. The smartphone can’t be unlocked and the display screen doesn’t reply to contact. Some customers are discovering success in restoring the phone via Xperia Companion.

Sony could have realised the issue and paused the rollout, therefore it solely showing in one area to date. We count on Sony might be releasing a patch, and globally launching the brand new Android Pie firmware for Xperia XA2 devices in due course.

Have you up to date to Android Pie on the Xperia XA2 vary? Did you expertise any points? We’d love to hear your ideas beneath.

Android Pie is rolling to the Xperia XA2 family in Russia…

… but it’s your decision to maintain off, as some devices are being bricked by the replace

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Xperia XZ1 family, XZ Premium, XZs and XA2 range get December 2018 patches

Xperia XZ1 family, XZ Premium, XZs and XA2 range get December 2018 patches



Sony Mobile has been busy updating a range of its smartphones to incorporate the most recent 1 December 2018 Android security patches. First of all, the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium have seen their construct numbers transfer from 47.2.A.2.33 to model 47.2.A.4.41.

In addition, the Xperia XZs has seen its construct quantity transfer from 41.3.A.2.192 to construct 41.3.A.2.213. Unfortunately, there isn’t any related replace for the Xperia XZ and X Performance, that have been beforehand working on the identical software program observe.

Sony’s 2018 mid-rangers, the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra have additionally seen 1 December 2018 added. The firmware has moved from 50.1.A.13.83 to model 50.1.A.13.123. No different adjustments have been seen up to now.

If you’ve up to date to any of the above firmware builds, tell us your impressions within the feedback beneath.

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Sony confirms early Android 9 Pie updates for some Xperia models

Sony confirms early Android 9 Pie updates for some Xperia models



We speculated that Sony Mobile could be releasing Android 9 Pie earlier for some models, when it unexpectedly began to roll the replace to the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact final week, forward of schedule. Well it seems that that is certainly the case.

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will get the replace from 26 October 2018. Owners of the Xperia XZ2 Premium will see the replace from 7 November. These models had been all unique anticipated to obtain Android Pie from November 2018, so it’s good to see a barely earlier launch.

For the mid-rangers, together with the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus, Sony plans to replace these from 4 March 2019. It’s good to see Sony put some particular dates on its rollout, rising the transparency on its software program plans.

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Xperia XA2 Ultra’s camera gets reviewed by DxoMark

Xperia XA2 Ultra’s camera gets reviewed by DxoMark



Image specialists DxoMark has put the Xperia XA2 Ultra’s camera via its paces. The final Xperia smartphone to be rated by DxoMark was the Xperia XZ Premium, which scored 83. It’s no shock to Sony’s newest mid-ranger not rating as extremely – DxoMark gave it an total rating of 75 – with DxoMark stating that it “produces acceptable photos with out excelling, usually capturing good exposures and engaging colours, however has some inconsistencies.

You can learn the complete report on the supply hyperlink under. We’re nonetheless eager to see how DxoMark has scored the Xperia XZ2, and whether or not it will possibly problem the leaders of the pack. We’ll let you realize as soon as new opinions pop up.



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Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra receive June 2018 security patches (50.1.A.10.40)

Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra receive June 2018 security patches (50.1.A.10.40)



Sony Mobile has up to date the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra mid-range smartphones with a brand new firmware replace that strikes the construct quantity from 50.1.A.5.59 to model 50.1.A.10.40. These fashions had been beforehand on March 2018 security patches, which have now been up to date to June 2018 security patches. No different modifications have been observed. But when you’ve up to date, do tell us your impressions beneath.



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Flashtool updated to support Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices (0.9.25.0)

Flashtool updated to support Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices (0.9.25.0)



Flashtool is without doubt one of the most helpful items of third-party software program to assist improve/downgrade or change regional firmware for Sony Xperia devices. Developer Androxyde has updated the utility to model 0.9.25.0 which provides support for 2018 Sony Xperia handsets, together with the Xperia XZ2 and XA2 vary.

A phrase of warning if you have already got present FTF firmware information although, they won’t work on this newest model of Flashtool. You will want to recreate the FTF firmware file with model 0.9.25.0 of Flashtool. You can obtain the newest model of Flashtool here.



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Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra receives March 2018 security patch (50.1.A.5.59)



Sony Mobile has launched a brand new firmware replace for its new mid-rangers, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, which strikes the construct quantity from 50.1.A.4.102 to model 50.1.A.5.59. The replace provides the 1 March 2018 Android security patch (it was on 1 January 2018 patches earlier than). No different adjustments are observed, however for those who’ve up to date, please tell us your impressions within the feedback under.

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Xperia XA2 series and L2 receive new updates



Sony Mobile released new firmware updates for the Xperia XA2 and L2 recently. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra saw an update that moved the build number from 50.1.A.4.76 to version 50.1.A.4.102. The update first was released a couple of weeks ago, and arrived with the 1 January 2018 Android security patch.

Sony also pushed a minor update for the Xperia L2 a little while back, which moved the build number from 49.0.A.2.62 to version 49.0.A.3.72. While Sony pushes timely updates for its flagship phones, it will be interesting to see how it will treat its 2018 mid-rangers, in terms of frequency of updates.



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Xperia XZ2 and XA2 series feature Seamless Updates



Sony Mobile has launched assist for A/B (Seamless) System Updates within the Xperia XZ2 and XA2 series of telephones. For these unaware, seamless updates had been first launched by Google in Android Nougat, however has not seen broad assist from producers till lately. It’s primarily the Google Pixel telephones which have supported seamless updates up till now.

A phone that options seamless updates has two system partitions, A and B. When a firmware replace arrives, it’s downloaded and put in on the inactive partition. Once the replace is put in on the inactive partition, the phone will reboot and change to the partition with the newly up to date firmware.

The thought behind seamless updates is that customers can keep it up utilizing their phone throughout an OTA (over-the-air) replace, with little or no downtime. It additionally reduces the chance of errors on a brand new OTA firmware replace. For instance, if there’s a downside with the brand new replace, then the phone will reboot again to the previous partition, till the brand new replace is tried once more.

It’s nice to see Sony supporting seamless updates on its 2018 series of Xperia smartphones. We would anticipate that we must always see this assist on most of its future premium smartphones.

Xperia XA2 screenshot confirms Seamless Update assist

App used: Treble Check



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Xperia XA2 Dual has hybrid SIM tray; XA2 Ultra Dual has dedicated SD card slot



Sony Mobile’s upcoming Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra appear like improbable mid-range all-rounders. Sony has just lately launched the manuals for each gadgets, which confirms the standing of the twin SIM variations of each gadgets. For these trying on the Xperia XA2 Dual, it would have a hybrid SIM tray which implies you possibly can solely use both two Nano SIM playing cards, or one SIM card and the microSD reminiscence card.

It’s a greater story for the bigger Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual, which features a dedicated microSD reminiscence card slot, in addition to using two SIM playing cards. Incidentally, the identical is the case for the entry stage Xperia L2. You can discover hyperlinks for all consumer guides beneath.

Sony Xperia XA2 Manual User Guide
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Manual User Guide
Sony Xperia L2 Manual User Guide

Xperia XA2 Dual has a hybrid SIM tray – Use both two SIMs OR one SIM and a reminiscence card

Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual can use two SIMs and a reminiscence card collectively

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New Xperia Loops wallpaper from Xperia XA2 available to download



Sony Mobile has created a brand new variant of its Xperia Loops wallpaper for its new 2018 handsets, together with the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra. If you’re trying to do this new wallpaper for your self, you then’ll be glad to hear that the APK has been extracted and modified to work in your inventory Xperia handset. There are six ‘liquid’ wallpapers to select from (Liquid black, Liquid silver, Liquid sky blue, Liquid blue, Liquid gold, Liquid pink) and you’ll download the APK from the hyperlink beneath.

DOWNLOAD APK: Xperia Loops (2.0.A.0.8.3)



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