It has almost been a couple of months since Google finally released Android 4.4 KitKat to the public, however it will take quite some time before distribution stats show KitKat taking the lead. A number of major devices, ones that dominated the market in 2013, are yet to be updated to Android 4.4. So one can imagine how long it would take for low-end devices to receive the update. Most low end devices might not be compatible with the new update at all, but those who own a Sony Xperia Tipo are in luck. An unofficial CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM with KitKat goodness baked in has been released for this smartphone.
The Sony Xperia Tipo is a bonafide low end device. Announced in mid-2012, it has a 3.2 inch display and an 800 MHz Cortex A5 processor. Even with its relatively modest specifications, its able to run this unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM. It should be kept in mind though that not everything in functional in this ROM. The camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even GSM don’t work so forget about using it as your daily driver for now. Though it shouldn’t take long though for the developer to iron out these issues and make this ROM fully stable. Those interested in flashing this custom ROM on their Sony Xperia Tipo can follow the instructions given by the developer here.