Sony details KitKat update plans for its high-end devices

We have been quite impressed with the way Sony has brought about Android updates to its devices in the past year. The Japanese giant recently brought the Android 4.4 KitKat update to Xperia Z Ultra and today, they have revealed plans of updating their high-end devices with the latest Android software.


The good news is that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is now rolling out to Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact. The update is rolling out gradually so it might take some time to reach all the regions around the globe.

Sony has also detailed availability of the update for more devices. The Android 4.4 KitKat update is in development for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z and the update should start seeding to these devices by May or June in this year.

Along with the aforementioned devices, Sony will also bring the update to Xperia T2 Ultra (which recently launched in India), Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 but Sony hasn’t revealed a time frame as to which we can expect the update on these devices. Check out the official change log below:

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation… We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customisable (and pretty easy on the eye)… cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really need
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – we’ve added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera and…
  • 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!
  • Our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles, and more to follow soon…