Sony has started rolling out Android 4.4 Kitkat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The new firmware rollout starts right now for all three smartphones but timing & availability of the update may vary by market & carrier for different regions. You can check for the latest software update on your device, if you have one of these Sony Smartphone. The Android 4.4 KitKat update brings performance tweaks, lot of under the hood improvements, new skin and new features.
Here are the new features in KitKat update for Sony smartphones:
- Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation
- Tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings – now more intuitive and (ensure you only get the notifications you really need)
- If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
- 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 more.
- 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!
- 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.
We have not finished yet, here is more good news for Sony fans! Sony also announced the list of devices that would get the Android 4.4 KitKat later this year. Android 4.4 KitKat is already in development for the next lineup of the Sony Smartphones. Here is the list of Sony smartphones that would get the Android 4.4 KitKat update by mid-Q2 2014 (it may be May or June this year):
- Xperia Z
- Xperia ZL
- Xperia Tablet Z
- Xperia ZR
- Xperia T2 Ultra
- Xperia E1
- Xperia M2
Sony will announce availability and timing of the KitKat treatment for these smartphones later.