SONY has rolled out an update for its smartphones- Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Compact which includes the new Google’s Android 4.4 version. This update results in some neat features and adds a few performance tweaks says SONY. The additional features that the company will make available to its users are listed below:

Sony update to android 4.4 kitkat

 

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat:

    Sony provides an option to upgrade to the Google’s new Android 4.4 Kitkat for these Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Compact and Xperia Z1 devices.

  • A tweaked status bar and Quick Settings 

    This new status bar can be now customized and has the flexibility of letting the user choose which notifications are to be displayed. So by this, the user can cut off all the clutter and have only those notifications which are really needed.

  • Sleek launch animation and live wallpaper for Sony PlayStation 4:

    Across the lock and home screens, Sony added the new sleek launch animation and live wallpaper for its PlayStation 4.

  • Improving Sony’s native app portfolio to latest versions:

    The Messaging, My Xperia, Smart connect, Small apps, Track ID, Sony Select, Smart Social camera… and many more from the Sony’s native app portfolio are being uplifted to the latest versions by this update.

  • Media apps of Sony: 

    Sony Entertainment apps like WALKMAN, Album and movies come with Sony Network Cloud Service Integeration and with that better User Interface (UI) and faster download speeds can be availed!

  • Xperia themes:

    This is a unique custom interface from Sony which come with downloadable packs from Sony Select from which more than 280 assets for Xperia Smartphone with a variety of styles can be obtained.

Note: The time that the users get these updates may vary depending upon the market and the carrier.

Next up from Sony will be the extension to its Android 4.4 Kitkat upgrade to its Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia tablet Z devices.

Sony says that they will make Android 4.4 Kitkat available for Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 too!

So that is some exciting news for all the Sony Smartphone users! Stay tuned with us for more updates and please let us know your views in the comments box below about these latest updates from Sony.

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