Sony TVs Get Firmware Update, Nothing New

Sony recently posted a bulletin on their UK support page stating that their 2015 and 2016 Android TV models are getting a firmware update. It has been happening for the past week.

Their bulletin is very brief, giving very broad details about what’s changed:

This new firmware will further enhance the TV’s performance, while offering the following additional functionalities:

* General Android update
* Improved user experience for Infrared (IR) and Bluetooth remote control(s)

By “General Android update”, it probably doesn’t mean a major update to the operating system like from Lollipop to Marshmallow. Rather, it’s more likely to have incorporated some of the more crucial security bugs that have been patched in Google’s monthly patches.

There also seem to be improvements to the remote control, although it’s not clear what changes were made and what problems they fixed in that area either.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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