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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition gets Android 4.4 update; bugs are exterminated

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition gets Android 4.4 update; bugs are exterminated
The Google Play edition of the largest screened smartphone currently available, the 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra, has just received an update to Android 4.4.2. That matches the updates recently received by other Google Play editions like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G Pad 8.3. The Google Play editions run without any manufacturer's UI on top of Android. In other words, the devices offer a stock Android experience. Because updates don't need to be vetted by carriers,Google Play edition devices receive updates well before carrier and even global versions of the same phone.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is equipped with that aforementioned 6.4 inch screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a pixel density of 342ppi. A quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU is driving the phone, which also includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage (11GB of which can be accessed by the user). A 64GB microSD slot is also available if you need more storage. The back and front facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively and a 3050mAh battery keeps the lights on. With IP58 certification, the phone can withstand a dunking in up to 3 feet of water for no longer than 30 minutes.

The update, which weighs in at a hefty 448MB, also eliminates that nasty bug that prevented users from uninstalling apps. Other bugs exterminated include one dealing with security settings, a clear data bug, and one that affected the performance of Google Now.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:00

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Why these bugs occurred though and that's only with Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition?

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:17 1

2. Suo.Eno (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


To me a 6.4" display chassis shouldn't contain the kind of flaws that togari has; flashless cam, pitiful loudspeaker + placement (as of until now only HTC got this right with One and at 4.7" no less..) and a far smaller than Huawei Ascend Mate's 4050mAh batt (seriously Huawei can do this but Sony can't?). So if any of you are in the market and aren't too keen about rooting or flashing custom ROMs get this GPE one. At least the Google certified fw/sw updates greatly negates the negatives above.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:31 6

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1088; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


You can't really understand why Huawei could put 4050 mAh and Sony couldn't?
Take a look at the difference of their thickness and you'll understand: 9.9 mm vs. 6.5mm

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 04:32 3

5. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Water and dust resistance also
And equip with one of the best display

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 11:12 1

7. Suo.Eno (Posts: 84; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"Take a look at the difference of their thickness and you'll understand: 9.9 mm vs. 6.5mm"

Yes. A HUUUUGGGEEE 3.4MILLIMETERS diff :) Millimeters...People who can afford $600 devices are getting malnourished by the day apparently... While I do appreciate ZU's IP58 rating, being able to dunk it in water from time to time or letting some dust bunnies settle on it doesn't make it any "less mobile" thus the importance of batt life. Never mind that the millimeters saved are offset by the .4" extra screen estate.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 04:24 4

4. sanyamjain75 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Z ultra being slimmer is much greater performer than leading top smartphone.
People will never stop complaining as its there job to criticise to prove their phone better but I have my trust on sony and it will build on to it always

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:30

6. dil2abu (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Wel said Bro

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 17:26

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Beautiful!

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