Apparently, Sony's Android 4.4.2 KitKat
update for its Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact smartphones
contained a malfunction which led to sound sometimes being directed
to the phones' earpieces, instead of their internal speakers. The bug
resulted in some users having their notifications, alarms, videos,
and ringtones quietly blasting from their smartphones' earpieces.
That must have been rather awkward.
Luckily, Sony will intervene with a
software fix as early as next week. Here's the company's brief
“Sony Mobile Communications would
like to provide an update in response ...