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. In addition to KitKat, the update carries over the new user interface from the PlayStation 4, which includes new animations and wallpapers, and improved status bar and quick setting tools. The update brings a handful of core apps up to date, including messaging, email, Stamina mode, the smart social camera, as well as Sony's Walkman, Album, and Movies apps. Last, the new system software adds compatibility with Sony's SmartWear products, including the SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app. As always, exact timing of the update's arrival will depend on device, carrier, and region.