Sony Xperia Z should be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat by March - according to a Polish carrier

Sony Xperia Z should be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat by March - according to a Polish carrier
Sony’s Xperia Z received an official update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in December, and it appears that it will make the jump to KitKat pretty soon as well.

According to Play - one of Poland’s major mobile carriers - its Sony Xperia Z should be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in late February, or March. If that turns out to be accurate, Xperia Z owners in other parts of the world should expect to get the new version of the OS at about the same time. The Xperia Z turned 1 year old last month, and a KitKat birthday present would be really nice.

Alongside the Xperia Z, other slightly older Sony Android devices that will likely be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat later this year are the Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and the Xperia Tablet Z. Naturally, the newer Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra will also be updated, possibly starting the next few months.

source: BlogPlay (translated) via Xperia Blog

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



14. kingreecey

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 08, 2014

Well I'm on a t-mobile locked Xperia z handset and I got 4.3 OTA so if you haven't got it maybe you just haven't checked

10. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Oh thank god for owning an iphone

6. water99211 unregistered

I don't understand, I have a T-Mobile Xperia Z and I still never got 4.3? Do you guys have the international?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony is skipping the 4.3 update and just updating the Z to 4.4.

8. water99211 unregistered

So why do some people have 4.3? Is Sony skipping on just the T-Mobile version but updating the international?

9. mrbtree98

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

blame carrier certification times. sony probably saw that by the time they got 4.3 rolled out for t-mobile. they'd be releasing 4.4 already. same thing is happening here in australia with the Htc one mini for vodafone. it's skipping 4.3 and going straight to 4.4

11. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

4.3 would have been for the unlocked versions. Sony would see no point in having to go through all the trouble of carrier certification to release 4.3 which at the end of the day will bring nothing different to the Z. Might as well go straight to 4.4 :)

12. water99211 unregistered

Okay, I get now, that's for all the responses and for answering the question :)

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I have a Hong Kong Z Model C6603. I live in the US and use T-Mobile. I got 4.3 through Sony Companion...its a software updater that you can find on sony website. That way you won't have to wait for T-Mobile.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Yes, my Z is always ready for updates

3. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Excited :D

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yea! My Xperia Z can have a break and have a KitKat. :)


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

This is great news for my Z too! Saw this on xperiablog earlier today.. I'm still lovin the 4.3 look though. Can't wait to see what 4.4 brings for our Zs! :D

1. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered


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