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Sony Xperia X Performance Now Getting Software Update, Fixes Accelerometer Issue

If you own the Sony Xperia X Performance smartphone — which hit U.S. shelves in July — you would be pleased to learn that the handset is now receiving a software update that fixes the niggling accelerometer issue.

As promised, Sony has now pushed out a software update which resolves the accelerometer issue. Some handset owners were also facing issues with the responsiveness of the screen rotation functionality, the barometer, magnetometer, gyroscope etc., and this update will fix these problems as well.

What Was The Xperia X Performance Bug?

Xperia X Performance owners were complaining of encountering issues with the handset as the device’s accelerometer would suddenly stop functioning. The Sony Talk Support forums were replete with handset owners griping about the problem.

“The accelerometer of my X Performance stops after some days, so autorotate and other stuff do not work anymore until I reboot,” complained one user.

“Same problem: accelerometer and gyroscope both stopped working randomly. Build 282. The phone is only three days old. Should I send it back?” lamented another.

What Action Did Sony Take?

Sony acknowledged the problem with the Xperia X Performance in October and confirmed at the time that an update to resolve the issue would be made available in the near future.

“I’ve just received information that a new software update will be available shortly with a solution for this. Until the new software update is available, if the accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light, proximity sensor, barometer or screen rotation stops responding, please try to restart the phone as a workaround,” noted Sony Xperia’s support staff three weeks ago.

The Update

Now thanks to the new software update for the Xperia X Performance, people will no longer have to reboot their smartphone — the temporary workaround — to get it to operate.

The software update has the firmware version 35.0.A.1.297 and it is an over-the-air (OTA) one. The update will be rolled out for both the Dual-SIM F8132 and single SIM F8131 variants of the Xperia X Performance smartphone.

Users would be hoping that the update will squash the niggling bugs on the Xperia X smartphone — which has begun receiving the beta of the Android 7.0 Nougat in November — for good.

Since the update is an OTA one, it is being pushed out in phases and could take a while before it makes its way to your Xperia X Performance handset, so be patient.

We suggest you ensure you have sufficient memory space and battery charge before downloading the software update. To manually check if your Xperia X Performance smartphone has received the bug fix, go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check for Update.

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