yes, Sony's official position is that it'll be released in waves and so on. But what is crazy is that if you goto Sony's own developer page for the publically available flash tool (https://developer.sonymobile.com/open-devices/flash-tool/) and then use that information, along with other bits that are not official - you can see that the new updated firmware is ALREADY sitting on Sony's servers for my XZ1 dual. Which is incidentally 3 revisions NEWER than what is on my phone.. I have 47.1.A.2.273. Looking on the internets - you can see there has been a 47.1.A.2.324, 47.1.A.2.374 and now the 47.1.A.5.51 version available. But going on the official sony website - it tells me that my phone is on the latest available software! What even more messed up - is that a friend of mine who bought the same phone, at the same time as I did from the SAME STORE - already received the newer firmware update. Even though we both have the same exact same CDA submodel for the XZ1 Dual. On top of that - to have Sony's official customer service folks then tell me that it is up to Google (and *NOT* Sony) to release the firmware - is not leaving a good taste in my mouth as someone who has had Sony devices since the T68i from day's of yore. I am stuck with other devices via work, but prefer the xperia for my personal use. Treatment like this makes me want to return my XZ1, and just buy a Pixel 2 and call it a day.
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Hi all, I find this frustrating as a XZ1 user who is stuck on firmware version 47.1.A.2. 273.. I read on the news that there's a firmware update available to fix the camera issue. Great! It's supposed to be 47.1.A.5.51! However- I see that there's even an intermediate version that I am missing out on (. 374) too!! What gives??! Looking at the places that Sony won't officially acknowledge - I see that my sub model has already been tagged for the newer update.. But I'm stuck!! What's the deal? Should I even wait at this point? Or just return this thing.. I know that Sony has always been slow with us USA folk.. But this definitely seems odd to me!!!
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