The native Sony What’s New app is updating to version 1.4.A.0.1. The new iteration comes with performance enhancements, making it outshine the last version. You may recall our report on the previous update to version 1.4.A.0.0 that took away the vertical swiping gesture for shortcuts because it was too similar to Google Now. It seems the Japanese phone-makers application isn’t featuring a new feature to replace the old just yet. Rather they are focusing on improving the system stability.
According to the official change-log, users are getting enhanced user experience and software performance improvements. Nothing else is mentioned on the sheet. As usual you can find the new application update from the Update center for existing users. Those who aren’t using it yet will find the new version live from Google Play in the days ahead.
For those that are still wondering about the Sony Pictures hack, we think there is nothing to worry about here. There have been several reports against Sony of late with regards to spying and personal data compromised. Earlier reports suggested a Baidu Spygate issue, but Sony denied the claims.
The new version of What’s new comes in at 4.1 MB in size. The file size suggest this is a tiny update. That means you can probably install the file over the air on the mobile data. You don’t need the WiFi this time. If you don’t want to wait for the official OTA signal to reach your device, you can download the file from here. Remember all OTA’s roll out in stages to everyone, meaning your friends may find it on their device as a system notification before you.