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Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra gets Android 5.1.1 update with Stagefright fix


Following the original Xperia Z series, Sony Mobile has started pushing its latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its newer models. This covers the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and its Xperia Z Ultra phablet.

On top of having the latest version and software improvements, the new update also fixes the stagefright issue. It is rolling out now in by regions and if you want to check for it manually, it is recommended to do so with the Sony PC Companion application.

Here’s the full changelog for the Xperia Z1 Android 5.1.1 update:

– Improvements to volume and silent mode control, more control of your alerts, simplified and enhanced design
– Integration of LinkedIn with your Calendar and Contacts
– Camera focus, speed and accuracy improvements in Superior Auto mode
– Many new features for Xperia in Business, enhancing enterprise support for Xperia
– Now take pictures from the camera using Sony SmartWatch 3; use the SW3 as a remote shutter button
– Instant calendar events – create & share smart events directly from any email
– Calendar agenda in Email – no need to switch apps to check upcoming events
– Richer Xperia themes
– New Settings menu icons
– Additional options for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in notification menu


Alexander Wong