Sony has finally started rolling out Android 14 update for the Xperia 5 V. Originally introduced with Android 13, the phone was made available for purchase last September. The new update for the Xperia 5 V offers all the new features that Google packed in the Android 14 release.
Xperia 5 V’s Android 14 update brings flash notifications, expanded Nearby Share feature, and more
After upgrading, the Xperia 5 V users can finally set the screen or LED light to flash when receiving notifications. The update brings support for the Find My Device application. It allows the users to remotely lock and locate the Xperia 5 V. Also, there’s also the ability to remotely erase all contents on the device.
Furthermore, the update brings enhanced Nearby Share functionality. This allows the Xperia 5 V users to wirelessly send files to the phone from their Windows computer. Lastly, the update adds the ability to customize the lock screen shortcuts. The users can now show their favorite app shorts right on the lock screen easily. As expected, the update should bring usual performance and stability enhancements.
Just like other updates, Sony is rolling out the Android 14 update for the Xperia 5 V in a gradual manner. So, not everyone will get it right away. The users can also check the availability of the new update by going to the Settings section, in case there’s no notification.
Sony has already updated the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V to the latest version of Android
It’s worth mentioning that Sony already updated the Xperia 1 V flagship and 10 V mid-ranger to Android 14 in November. The phones were updated to the newer Android version barely a month after it was released to the Pixel 8 series. Apart from the usual features, the Sony Xperia 1 V received an improved Bokeh mode in the Android 14 update. The improved version made the Bokeh effect look more natural.
As for the Xperia 10 V, its update brought support for the Find my device app. This finally offered the ability to track lost devices signed in with a Google account. The update also offered an improved version of Game enhancer, Photo Pro, Video app, and External monitor apps.
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