Sony starts rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for XPERIA Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact

Good news for Sony XPERIA Z Ultra, Sony XPERIA Z1, and Sony XPERIA Z1 Compact owners. The Japanese tech giant has announced that it is now rolling out the Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for the devices mentioned above.


Here’s what the update has to offer, according to Sony:

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation…
  • We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customisable (and pretty easy on the eye)… cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really need
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – we’ve added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera and…
  • Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* – a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, better download speeds, and more!
  • Our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles, and more to follow soon…

Sony also plans to roll out the update to other devices. It says, “Next up, we’ll start rolling Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z – and Xperia ZR – from mid-Q2.

“And… we’re also excited to tell you that we’ll make Android 4.4; KitKat available for Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 – we’ll be back with more details; bespoke feature sets and timings as things progress.”

It notes, “As usual, timing & availability may vary by market & carrier”

Have you received the Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for your Sony XPERIA Z Ultra, Sony XPERIA Z1, or Sony XPERIA Z1 Compact? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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