Android 4.4(KitKat) rolling out for Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact


Sony have just begun rolling out the latest Android update, which is of course Android 4.4(KitKat) for the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact. This brings their latest three high-end devices to the latest iteration of Android, along with some added features/tweaks by Sony. We have included the specifics regarding the update below, but check out the source link for more information. Like with all Android updates, it will take time to propagate throughout the world and further delays will occur with regards to carrier specific devices. Sony have also stated they will begin rolling out the same update to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR sometime in mid Q2 this year.

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimization…
  • We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customization (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 & Play Memories 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…


Craig O'Sullivan

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