Sony Xperia T2 Ultra now receiving the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

We expected Sony to bring the KitKat update to its mid-range phablet, the T2 Ultra in July and that’s what has exactly happened. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available for the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and its dual SIM counterpart, the T2 Ultra Dual.


The update is almost identical to the one that went out to the Xperia Z and the Z tablets last month. Along with the Android 4.4 features, the update also brings Sony’s updates to apps along with various visual improvements. Here’s the official changelog from Sony:

  • 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!
  • And proving pretty popular, now totaling over 2 million downloads (!) – 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…
  • Compatibility with our SmartWear Experience; SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app – enabling you to record social, physical and entertainment activities and have them all visualised in a beautiful interface… reminisce at that past, make the best of the present and plan for the future

Sony plans on updating the Xperia E1 and the Xperia M2 (and M2 Dual) next and the company says, it’ll reveal the roll out date later.

Anyways, coming back to the Xperia T2 Ultra KitKat update, the update should be live now, so you should go ahead and get updating. We recently reviewed the phablet  and we found it a pleasant surprise but for the price. So, the new Android KitKat experience should make things even more pleasant.