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.
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Sony Xperia ZL
5" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor 2 GB RAM
2,370 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, NFC
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
6.4" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor 2 GB RAM
3,050 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, Water-Resistant, NFC