Android Sony Releases Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update For Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Z Tablet


Sony has started seeding the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its Xperia Z series smartphones namely Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Z Tablet . The update is now available in certain regions and will be rolled out in other regions also soon.

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Apart from these phones, Sony has also mentioned that Xperia M2 Dual, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1 will also get the Android 4.4 KitKat version in July.

The new enhancements in Android 4.4 KitKat include enhancements to the native Sony apps such as Messaging , Email etc, new Sony Smart Social Camera app, improved Stamina Mode for battery saving, New Xperia Themes with up to 280 downloadable UI skins. Full list of changes are given below-

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing improved performance & user interface (UI) optimisation…
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – we’ve added the same sleek launch animation and live wallpaper across the lock and home screens. You’ll also spot a revamped Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customisable (also with a fresh new look)… cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really need
  • As you might expect, we’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for one and all… some of our favourites look like:
    • Messaging – a few UI adjustments here & there, including a slicker “send” animation, and deeper Emoji support for some expressive fun… also worth noting, you’ll find smileys wherever there’s an app with a keyboard .
    • 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, 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…


xperia SP wont get 4.4 it seems. even Xperia C is not getting the update.. extremely poor support from Sony considering some devices are just getting 1 minor version update.. C is not going above Jelly Bean at all ..