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Sony issues big update for Xperia Z2, with PS4 Remote Play

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday November 05, 2014.

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Sony has issued a new update for its Xperia Z2 smartphone and the Xperia Z2 Tablet that brings some of the features found on the recently launched Xperia Z3 flagship products. The big news is the addition of the PS4 Remote Play feature in the update, something that landed on the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet back in September.

The Xperia Z2 line up is the flagship range from the start of the year and the products still hold up today as high end devices. The PS4 Remote Play app means that users of the Z2 and Z2 Tablet brings PS4 DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller compatibility to the device, giving the ability to play PlayStation games on their mobile device. Other new additions in the update are Battery STAMINA Mode, Sony Smart Social camera apps Sound Photo, AR fun, Multi camera and Face in, and much more.

Music sounds better both a) turned up and b) in Hi-Res. It just does. Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet will now support built in (via 3.5mm audio jack) Hi-Res Audio playback from both PCM and DSD files, in addition to the USB Hi-Res playback. The WALKMAN app also adds Sony's DSEE HX technology, enhancing the sound of your MP3, AAC or Music Unlimited tunes, restoring the experience sometimes lost in compression by these formats. And, because different headphones sound slightly different acoustically, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet now give you the option to specifically select optimized settings for different Sony headsets.

Other featured like the ability to open the device with "Bluetooth Unlock".

Quick settings that allow you to personalise faster than ever - Smart screen rotation automatically determines when the screen should be rotated according to the way you hold the device. So, it prevents unwanted rotation, such as when you lie down on the sofa to browse the web... and "Record Screen" lets you record a video of what you're doing on-screen.

As always, Sony's update will arrive depending on when carriers get hold of it and decide to roll it out.

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