The previous firmware update that was released for the Sony Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet or Z5 series was 32.2.A.0.253 and it was replaced by the 32.2.A.0.305 edition, which comes with the latest Android security patches, as well as many tweaks and improvements.
Owners of a Sony Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet or Z5 device will get the new update in phases, over the air, but they can also manually check for it by going to the Settings menu. Users will notice that there are no new exciting features, but at least it includes the latest Android security patch. The previous build contained April’s official Security Bulletin from Google, but there were a few holes that needed to be filled.
As for the build 32.2.A.0.305, it’s worth installing it because you’ll experience less hiccups and the security of your device will be highly enhanced. According to the changelog, the new update has improved audio volume in notifications and ringtones, as well as the handling of Bluetooth connected devices. And let’s not forget that it contains many bug fixes and all kinds of tweaks.
We remind you that Sony will run Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Program which will be available to the aforementioned Xperia devices, and it is rumored that the Xperia X and Z series will also qualify for the tests. The Xperia X performance and XZ line will get Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of October, while the Xperia X and X Compact are expected to receive the update next month and in December, the update will roll out to the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet. In the first two quarters of 2017, the final wave of update will hit the Xperia XA and Xperia Ultra. It isn’t known if the Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia C4 will be eligible to receive the update.