After months of endless speculation Sony today announced the roll out of Android 4.4 KitKat for quite a few of its Xperia devices. They will now be able to run the latest iteration of Google’s mobile platform. Read on below to find out if your Xperia made the cut.
The Android 4.4 KitKat update has been rolled out for the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z. Initially the roll out is limited to selected markets with more to follow over the next few weeks. Sony has made some tweaks to the OS “to create some neat / sweet features.”
Sony says that the user interface changes introduced in this update will remind users of the PlayStation 4, there are certain similarities between the two interfaces. There’s the same “sleek” launch animation and live wallpaper across the home screen and lock screen as well as a revamped status and quick settings bar.
The company has also updated its entire native app portfolio, improving user experience across its messaging, email and Smart Social Camera applications. The Battery STAMINA mode has been tweaked as well to bring smarter data management and power efficiency.
Sony has also revealed that it will roll out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and the Xperia M2 from July. It’ll provide more information about the update for those devices in the near future.