Android 4.4.2 starts rolling out for Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Android 4.4.2 starts rolling out for Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra is receiving an OTA update on Monday, to Android 4.4.2. Those sporting the humungous device in Hong Kong will be the first to receive the update. While Android 4.4.2 will roll out to Xperia Z Ultra units located in other countries, there is no road map that suggests when these might occur.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra features a 6.4 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 which works out to a pixel density of 342ppi. A quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 330 GPU supporting graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board along with 16GB of native storage (11GB of which is available to users). A 64GB microSD slot is available for those that need additional storage and the back and front-facing camera weigh in at 8MP and2MP respectively. A 3050mAh battery keeps the lights on, and the super-sized phablet has IP 58 certification giving it some protection against water and dust.

The update to Android 4.4.2 will bring improvements to boost the performance of the handset, offer faster multi-tasking, support for various cloud based storage providers and a full-screen mode for certain apps.

source: ExpertReviews

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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

And I was hoping my Z get kk first. Well, maybe it is near.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hey, no fair, Xperia Z is the one that helped Sony gained a lot of consumer's attraction and sales in the mobile world. So, Xperia Z should be the first to get updated to Android KitKat. Come on, should give junior Z a sweet KitKat first, big brother Z Ultra can get it later. ;)

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I don't mind getting my KitKat a little bit later if Sony give me all new software features that came with Z2 ;)

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They won't. They'll exclude features to make users jump to the Z2.

15. Rydsmith unregistered

He said Sony, not Apple.

24. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

My ZL has 4.3 and all the feauters that is on the Z1 is present.

6. ravivarma639

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

yes frnd my z1 sony's flagship even lost in the race

3. serrano989

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

I guess being a play edition phone helped with a faster release.

4. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Waiting here for the intl' updatr... Typing with a Z Ultra :).

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well its interesting to see how PA stresses 'TFT' in the article.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

How exactly is it stressed in the article? It's mentioned. Nothing about it emphasized any more than anything else in the article. It's amazing how you fanboys so easily makes mountains out of molehills.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Thank you for making a point. i love my Z1 i could care less if its LCD LED NOR TFT or wtf u want to call it. it's 1080P full hd that's all i care as long i can see my screen that's the important thing.

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It's not important because ZU had the best screen among Sony flagships before Z2.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it didn't... Note 3 and Lumia 1520 have way better screens than the Z Ultra and you know that.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

He said among Sony flagships, which is true, but as your post suggests, that's not saying much.

16. Rydsmith unregistered

PapaSmurf has reading comprehension problems.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Anyone could have made the mistake. I almost missed it myself.

18. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

1520 i have to see but the note 3? common don't make me laugh with its greenish whites? from the side the note 3 is better but from the front it isn't did you ever seen the z ultra screen next to the note 3?

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have, and the Note 3 is far superior.

27. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

In what way? The ultra looks sharper has better colors has better whites and is bigger. but has a bit less good viewing angles (not bad at all) and the blacks are better but the whites are green on the note 3.

23. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

He said among Sony flagships. We all know the Z Ultra is superior to the Note 3 in "everyway".

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol no it isn't. Not even close.

28. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Nope. The Z Ultra is a poor man's Note 3. The Note 3 is superior in many ways, especially the stylus. It lets a PC-like Usability (I knew that because I like the old Palm TX :)). However since the Z Ultra is $150 cheaper (well at least in my area, unlocked), the Z Ultra is also an option. As far as display goes, I am not a fan of those AMOLED displays so yes, The Sony one is maybe better. Although I can't confirm because I have never used a Note 3 Personally.

10. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Please release the update for the Z1 and fix this piece of crap touchscreen before I take a sledgehammer to my phone.

13. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

YES!!! I thought it wasnt going to start rolling out till April, but hopefully the one in the US will get it before then. I just checked PC Companion and it isnt there yet. So hopefully in a week or two itll show up. I hope it has a transparent launcher so I can start messing with other launchers.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

SONY is really kicking some a$$ with its updates.

21. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Hasn't showed up on my Hong Kong version yet. Can't wait!

22. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Waiting for kitkat update for z1 compact.

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