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:
GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Android 4.4; KitKatÃ‚Â as standard Ã¢â‚¬â€œ bringing performance & UI optimisationÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize the new user interfaceÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ as Sony has added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
SonyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entire native app portfolio updated to the latest versionsÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 andÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
SonyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration*Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, better download speeds, and more!
Sony’s unique custom interface experience: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Xperia ThemesÃ¢â‚¬Â, with downloadable UI packs from Sony SelectÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles, and more to follow soonÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
If you have received the update, let us know how you find it.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]