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Xperia U software updates

Make sure your device is always up to date with the latest software and new features.

Check for the latest updates

Wirelessly update your Android™ software on your Xperia™ smartphone.

Wirelessly from your device

To check for available updates wirelessly:
Go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.

We recommend using a Wi-Fi® connection to avoid data traffic.

Note: The availability of wireless updates depends on your country and/or operator.

With a cable using a computer

Download and install new software using a computer application and connect the device to your computer using a USB cable.

Latest available software

You may already have the latest software, depending on the date of purchase. Software updates are released at different times depending on operator and/or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device.

Android version: Google Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Latest available software: 6.1.1.B.1.54

Release started: 2012-12-03

To find your device’s current software version:
Settings > About phone > Build number / version

Included in this software

There are many new features in this upgrade for your Xperia smartphone; some examples are:

  • An all-new Sony media experience with the new WALKMAN application, the Album application and the Movies application.
  • Lock screen with improved functionality.
  • Resizable widgets (improved personalization).
  • Improved control of your cell phone data consumption.
  • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications.
  • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user profile and data consumption)

Good to know before you update:

Android 4.0’s hardware requirements are more advanced than previous software updates, so your phone’s performance may be affected.

Xperia™ U Android version overview

Launch version

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

2012-05

Latest & final version

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

2012-09

Note: The availability of software updates depends on your country and/or operator.

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