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Old 04-16-2014, 08:09 PM
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I just bought a used E474 (Red) and it lists firmware as version 2.0.
Checked the main Sony USA website for any firmware upgrades, none listed.
Is there any firmware listed somewhere for the E474 that is newer then version 2.0?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:52 PM
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I just bought a used E474 (Red) and it lists firmware as version 2.0.
Checked the main Sony USA website for any firmware upgrades, none listed.
Is there any firmware listed somewhere for the E474 that is newer then version 2.0?
I doubt it. They very rarely issue firmware upgrades, because their players are generally quite stable as released.

I can only speak for the non-Android variants, though (which of course the E474 is).
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:54 PM
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If that's all you see it's fairly certain that's all there is. Sony doesn't issue firmware updates to add features. I've only known Sony to issue firmware updates to address serious issues.

It seems their philosophy is to get it right the first time. That way they don't lose sales and customers the way sandisk has by releasing products that aren't ready for prime time.
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If that's all you see it's fairly certain that's all there is. Sony doesn't issue firmware updates to add features. I've only known Sony to issue firmware updates to address serious issues.

It seems their philosophy is to get it right the first time. That way they don't lose sales and customers the way Sandisk has by releasing products that aren't ready for prime time.
I really do not have any problems with my E474, I just like to tinker.
I though about buying the Sandisk Clip Sport, but i hear it's just not any better then the Clip Zip.
I would not have minded to pay an extra $20 for the Clip Sport, over the Clip Sports $40 pricetag.
If they had just built the Clip Sport better.
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