Sony Says KitKat Being Pushed to Xperia Z-Class Phones
Sony today announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat system update is now available to the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra. In addition to the base software from Google, Sony added a number of its own tweaks to the operating system. For example, Sony added its own Status Bar and Quick Settings tools, as well as user interface elements borrowed from the PlayStation 4. The update includes the latest versions of Sony's own software and apps, such as Small Apps, Smart Social Camera, Messaging, as well as Walkman, Movies, and the Sony Entertainment Network. Last, the update includes Sony's recently-announced Xperia Themes, which are downloadable user interface packs that let Xperia device owners customize the look and feel of their handset with more than 280 possible tweaks. As always, the exact timing of the KitKat update's arrival will vary by country and carrier. Sony said it is prepared to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z, and ZR from the middle of the second quarter.
Sony Now Selling Xperia Z1 Compact in US
Sony recently added the Xperia Z1 Compact to its U.S. web store.
Sony Says Xperia Z2 to Be Sold Unlocked This Summer
Sony recently posted an image on its official Google+ page that showed a version of the Xperia Z2 with Verizon Wireless branding. According to Sony, the image didn't represent a real device.
Sony Offering Z1, Z1s, Z2 Juicy Extras from Xperia Lounge
Sony today announced a limited-time app and service offering for the Z2, Z1s, and Z1 that it claims has a value of more than $350. According to Sony, the Z2 will be shipped with six movies on board, as well as a 30-day trial of the Music Unlimited service, eight games from PlayStation Mobile, and a free download of the upcoming Michael Jackson album, XSCAPE.
Sony Z2 Can Now Stream Live Video to YouTube
Sony recently released an application for the Xperia Z2 called Live on YouTube. The app allows the Xperia Z2 handset to stream live video feeds directly to YouTube.
Sony Rolling Out KitKat to Select Xperia Phones
Sony today said a handful of its Xperia smartphones should see the Android 4.4 KitKat system update arrive in the near future. Devices slated for the upgrade include the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z.
Sony Xperia ZL
5" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor 2 GB RAM
2,370 mAh battery
NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
6.4" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor 2 GB RAM
3,050 mAh battery
Water-Resistant, NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot