About 2 weeks ago, my kids told me: Dad, the Sony Xperia tablet is faulty. We can’t charge its battery.
I checked. Indeed. The indicator did not turn on after I plugged in the charger.
On further inspection, the USB port for charging seemed …. loose. It could not connect properly to the charging cable. After gingerly adjusting the cable, the tablet managed to be charged for a while before it stopped again.
We decided to bring the Xperia tablet to its service centre. At this point, I was happy that such incident happened ten months after I purchased the unit, which meant it was still under warranty! Phew.
The guy at the service counter concurred with my finding: The charging port did not seem to be working.
He wrote me a service order, and give me a tentative service period of 2 weeks.
Thus I was pleasantly surprise when I got a phone call telling me that the repair was done, on the 9th day. That was fast service.
When I collect the tablet, immediately I noticed the difference. The interface had been changed.
It looked … new!
Reading through the service order, I saw that they changed the mainboard, and updated the firmware.
Change mainboard! Wow. Luckily it was not done at my expense. Would have cost me a bomb.
Anyway, I really like the new firmware. The most noticeable thing that is new:
Yes. Now it acquired the ability to ‘double-tap to wake up device’, which was obviously not found in its previous firmware. Very convenient indeed.
Now if you would excuse me, I need to go to download all the apps into the tablet ….