We have seen that Sony has rolled out its update for its Smartphones- Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Compact. The details of this update can be read here: Sony Android 4.4 update for Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact

Just today, Sony has released its Android 4.4 update for its Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia tablet Z. This is available in select markets from today and will be available in more markets in the coming few days.

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According to Sony, this new update brings the following features to the said smart devices. These are almost the same features that the update brought to Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Compact but let’s have a look at the following list to have a better idea:

  • Update to Android 4.4 Kitkat:

    The said Sony devices, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z will have an option to upgrade from Android JellyBean to the latest version 4.4 of Android – Kitkat

  • Live wallpaper and sleek launch animation for Sony PlayStation4: 

    Across the lock and home screens, Sony added the new sleek launch animation and live wallpaper for its PlayStation 4. Along with this, a “Revamped Status bar and a Quick Settings” are added which can be customized.

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

    The details are: 

    1. Messaging : introducing a better User Interface (UI) and a “send” option. An exciting thing is addition of smileys in all the apps that require  a keyboard!
    2. Email : A split view reading pane is now available from this update. This split screen helps in reading email and loading email at the same time. This feature works great for Xperia Tablet Z.
    3. Smart Social Camera: Selected Xperia Camera apps are available any time directly from the viewfinder including the “Creative effect” app.
    4. Battery Stamina mode: The power management feature has been risen to a level up which increases the battery duration of the phone.


  • 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.

  • Compatibility of these  devices with the Sony Smartwear:

    SmartBand, SWR10 and Lifelog app – enables to record any entertainement activities.

Next up from Sony will be the extension to its Android 4.4 Kitkat upgrade to its Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 too!

Source: Sony

So that is some more exciting news that keeps on coming from Sony! 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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