Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z receive Android 4.4 KitKat software update

Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z receive Android 4.4 KitKat software update

Sony has begun seeding the Android 4.4 KitKat software update for its previous generation of Xperia devices. Owners of Sony's , , and around the world will be receiving the update very soon. Keep in mind that the update will roll out in phases, so it maybe a few weeks before it reaches all the devices.

The update brings all the new features you will expect from the latest version of KitKat, including a revamped status bar and quick settings, new UI animations and wallpapers, updated Sony multimedia and system apps, compatibility with Sony's latest wearables. The detailed change-log follows:
  • Improved performance and user interface (UI) optimisation courtesy of Android 4.4 KitKat
  • If you own a Sony PlayStation 4, you will notice the same launch animation and live wallpaper across the lock and home screens. The Status Bar and Quick Settings have a new look and have been made customisable, allowing to to get the notifications which are important to you.
  • Sony's native apps will be updated with new features, performance improvements and bug fixes including
    • Email – you'll be able to both load and see more mails… but don’t fret, navigation of said load is easier with a more responsive viewing pane – split screen modes divide info for easy digest… especially useful / works a treat on Xperia Tablet Z
    • Smart Social Camera – our social imaging experience makes its debut on our first Z Series devices; a selection of Xperia Camera apps directly accessible from your viewfinder… including personal favourite “Creative Effect”, and more for download to boot!
    • Battery STAMINA Mode - level-upping our unique power management feature, bringing smarter data management & more for prolonging your juice
  • Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies now include Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration, to offer a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience. Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, better download speeds, and more…
  • "Xperia Themes" custom interface, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select
  • Compatibility with our SmartWear Experience; SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app – enabling you to record social, physical and entertainment activities and have them all visualised in a beautiful interface.
Once Sony has completed updating the above mentioned devices, the company will focus on bringing KitKat to the Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2. These updates are expected to arrive in July.]

source - Sony
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