Android 4.4 KitKat rolls for Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony has announced that Android 4.4 KitKat updates are now available for the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and Z1 Compact smartphones.

KitKat will also come to owners of the Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z, and ZR in mid-May, while those owning the older Xperia T2 Ultra, E1, and M2 are promised the upgrade as well.

In addition to a few performance tweaks here & there, some of the functionality you can look forward to includes:

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation…
  • Tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize the new user interface – as Sony has added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • Sony’s entire native app portfolio updated 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!
  • Sony’s 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…

If you have received the update, let us know how you find it.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]