Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 KitKat update begins rolling out

SonySony Mobile today announced that it has begun to roll out its Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 KitKat update. Updates are also rolling out for the Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact. Along with the operating system upgrade, Sony has also made some updates to its Sony experiences apps and features:

  • We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customisable (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 & PlayMemories 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…

As always, specific rollout timing and availability will vary by market and carrier. For example, Rogers Wireless has already confirmed that the Xperia Z1 Android 4.4 update is “coming soon.”

Sony also today announced that it will begin a similar rollout for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR in mid-Q2. The recently announced Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 will also be updated at a later date.

Source : Sony Mobile Communications