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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24 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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)

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

5. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And so it is.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

And people say Windows Phone is best.

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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. :)

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Sorry for the double post. :)

6. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

7. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 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 ~

11. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

17. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 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 ~

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

23. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 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 ~

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.

9. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

More than 18 months old device right?

18. to-ma-to

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

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

19. 21babydoll12 unregistered

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.

20. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Actually 4.3 Jelly Bean is more stable than Kitkat ~

22. SoyNumeroCinco

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 21, 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.!!!!

24. sitara

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 14, 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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