Xperia TL

AT&T this morning confirmed what we've known for a couple weeks now -- Android 4.1.2 is pushing to the Sony Xperia TL. Noted is the addition of AT&T DriveMode, which at 25 mph can shut down features of your phone that could be distracting while driving and automatically reply to texts, e-mails and calls, saying that you're driving and are more responsible than your friends and won't be picking up the phone while your hands are on the wheel. (At least that's how we envision it.)

There's also a new camera interface, data usage calculator and improved power management.

If you've yet to get the update, head into the settings menu to get the ball rolling.

Source: AT&T

 
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The DriveMode would be a good idea, if implemented properly, i.e., let me decide to whether or not to use it. Making it mandatory would not be acceptable.

kb2755 says:

I agree, is this an optional feature? Would having a Bluetooth connection disable this? Also, what if you're a passenger in a moving vehicle?

I'm not on AT&T, but still curious about this safety device.

Edit: Google answered some of my questions:
http://www.att.com/Common/about_us/txting_driving/att_drivemode_factshee...

TKL74 says:

On my at&t One X, I can disable the app if I choose not to use it. I think it would likely be the same for the Xperia TL.

Jaxland101 says:

Got it this morning. Thanks Phil :)

bmg1001 says:

I think apps like DriveMode would be GREAT for people. Something like this should be added to AOSP.

TKL74 says:

Has anyone updated his/her Xperia TL with positive feedback?

Bahrutile says:

I wonder if they will push out the Jelly Bean update to the Ion before I get rid of it? Terrible phone