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Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z to receive KitKat update next month

Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z to receive KitKat update next month
Good news for those sporting the Sony Xperia Z. According to its newly updated product pages, Sony plans on updating the phone to Android 4.4 some time next month. Along with the former flagship, the Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia ZR and Sony Xperia Tablet Z will all receive the chocolatey goodness of the KitKat update in May. All of those devices had received the Android 4.3 update back in December.

For those in the states with the T-Mobile branded Sony Xperia Z, your last update was to Android 4.2 back in the fourth quarter. According to T-Mobile's software support page, the carrier does anticipate updating the device to Android 4.4 once it becomes available. Of course, the update will have to pass T-Mobile's internal testing.

Unfortunately, no precise date has for the update has been announced by the Japanese manufacturer, but as soon as Sony releases a date, or starts pushing it out, we will let you know.


source: XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 10:58 3

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 725; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Wow, Sony is sure taking their time releasing updates, the other two flagships which got announced at the same quarter as the Z are already enjoying kitkat for a long time. (S4 & One)

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:46 5

2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1697; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And people say that the Z2 is better than the S5 & the M8.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:57 9

5. vipervoid123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Z2 is Z2 ~
Z , is Z ~
I see no point for ur post here ?

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 13:02 1

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2259; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


And so it is.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 13:47 2

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2661; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


And people say Windows Phone is best.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:06

15. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1697; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Who says that WP is the best? WP is the best for us WP fans and users, not for everyone. Keep your senseless BS comments to yourself. WP is the fastest growing OS on the planet and any of your stupidity doesn't change that fact. :)

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 20:02 1

16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2661; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Who said?http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Nokia-X-Review_id3665 Read your #48 comment.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:46 2

3. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1697; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And people say that the Z2 is better than the S5 & the M8.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:47

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1697; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Sorry for the double post. :)

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:57 3

6. TheLoyalist (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


If I'm not mistaken both Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra is on Kitkat atm. Add these phones in may and we'll see who has the most phones in their lineup on kitkat.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 11:59 6

7. vipervoid123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Seriously , from Screenshot of S4 , I see no changes in UI only OS ver change in info ~
So , pls dont compare one with no improvement in update , which I can see ,and a update with improvement ~
While One is updated to 4.4 , but still didnt get Sense 6.0 yet ~

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 13:03 1

11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 725; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


It still didn't get Sense 6, but did the Z1 get the software the Z2 is running already? The One started with 4.1, got 4.2, then 4.3, then Sense 5.5 and it got two kitkat OTA's already 4.4 and 4.4.2. My One has been running on kitkat since last year.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 20:30

17. vipervoid123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


In terms of UI yes , while most of Z2 feature is coming from hardware rather than Software side ~
Just a few feature of Z2 is not present on Z1 :
From the info , I get online ,
Z1 didnt have Z2 (tap to wake up) feature ~
And most of it already present on Z1 , only camera Apps like 4k video and Timeshift video , which I hope Sony will soon release the app for others Xperia ~

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 14:18

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I got kitkat on My Z2. Glad I skipped all the older models cause they take longer. And surprise that the zr is getting update.

posted on 29 May 2014, 06:18

23. vipervoid123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


It is not surprise ~
To instead it sure got the update , as it have a similar spec as Xperia Z and ZL while near Nexus 7 2013 spec ~
Just internal memory lower ~

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 12:25

8. magnum44 (unregistered)


I' ve already timely received the Kit Kat update for my Z Ultra (Note ii and Note 3 still waiting Samsung!) and it did a super job of fixing the Sony's few annoying bugs with JB 4.2 and 4.3 ... well done Sony and because the UI in its devices is not heavily skinned these updates arrive relatively swift.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 12:49 2

9. Anshulonweb (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


f**k you sony......why you don't update xperia sp????....... really disappointed.....

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 13:05 3

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2259; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Well it's still not officially confirmed. But when/if it does become official (that it won't get KitKat) then feel free to f**k Sony. Only then it deserves it.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:00

21. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


More than 18 months old device right?

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 21:17

18. to-ma-to (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Sony doesnt simply release updates to their customers--- their updates normally doesnt have
any flaws or problems..so be patient

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 21:35

19. 21babydoll12 (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I will have to disagree. My Z1 has many glitches since updating to 4.4.2 build 14.3.A.0.757. Worst update to KitKat I've ever seen. Actually KitKat itself is just plain amusing. Amusing that there' s nothing worth updating for. I regret updating it and really wish to go back to jelly bean. As far as glitches goes, trying swiping to unlock your phone in a landscape position (Sony UI doesn't support landscape) and a random app opens. This occurs 100% everytime. Or even the fact that i'm just browsing through chrome and I am unable to swipe through web pages. This also happens on my G2 when using chrome. The worst part about sony's update to kitkat is the lost of the vertical unlock swipe. Replaced with a half baked glitter swipe. I miss jelly bean on both my phones. I've had it! I'm breaking up with you sony.

PS. No unlocked boot loaders or rooting done to the phones in case folks are wondering. I just miss jelly bean.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 21:48

20. vipervoid123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Actually 4.3 Jelly Bean is more stable than Kitkat ~

posted on 24 May 2014, 19:15

22. SoyNumeroCinco (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Well, we got the kitkat update in the xperia Z and people worldwide are reporting battery drains related to google play services. we need a fix.!!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 22:49

24. sitara (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)


How i unlock my Sony xperia Z1 as I want to buy an unlock code. Any recommendations from where to buy the code? someone buy code from safeunlockcode.com? Or another better code provider?

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