Sony firmware update for Xperia Z1 Compact and other includes 4.4 KitKat
A firmware upgrade is rolling out for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the Sony Xperia Z1, and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which, among other things, includes an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Older devices have not been forgotten mind you; Sony states that the 4.4 update for Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and the Xperia ZR will be coming ‘mid Q2’. The forthcoming Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet will of course launch with 4.4 KitKat.
The update that is now rolling out doesn’t just include an update to Android 4.4, some of Sony’s own developments have been upgraded:
- That status bar and quick settings have been improved. Sony says that they are now more intuitive, nicer to look at, and will only display the notifications that you truly need.
The launch animation and live wallpaper – which are also present on the PlayStation 4 – have been added to the lock and home screens.
Sony’s Media apps, WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration, have been upgraded with a better UI and faster download speeds.
New Xperia Themes so that you can customise the look of your device. Check the video below for a demo.
Via Sony Blog