Sony starts updating Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, rest of the Xperia gang to soon follow


Sony is pushing the Android 4.3 update to its Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra as we speak, so if you own one of the two juggernauts in the Xperia line for this year, you can sleep tight knowing that a newer Android version will be hitting your handset soon. Sony says that not only does it include Android Jelly Bean's Project Butter, but also new Timescape functions, and overall performance tweaks. Here's the changelog you can expect:


At the end, Sony says that the rest of the 2013 Xperia gang will also receive the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in short notice, including those same tweaks above, so not much waiting left.

source: Sony

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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26 Comments

27. Dip2014

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Got the 4.3 update today :)

26. Dip2014

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Can we start a thread to let each other know when someone receives the update in his/her country?

25. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

SONY! Beautiful

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Let's see when they push this to ZL and TX.

21. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so is there hope for my Xperia L to get 4.3?

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Good job Sony, now to wait patiently for my Xperia Tablet Z.

16. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I wish Sony's multimedia apps are downloadable in the Play Store. Those are the best multimedia apps I have ever used. Easy and pretty UI. Sideloading it in my Note 3 would be possible but features would be limited.

22. 21babydoll12 unregistered

agreed! sony multimedia apps are some of the best i've used as well. they just feel more mature and refined.

23. kashyap07

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The walkman app is aawesome..! .. And I have it :)

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Downloading with PC COMPAION as i read now. SONY kicking a$$ with its updates. now hopefully they do the rest of their models

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Great, can't wait to see what it looks like on my Xperia Z.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dude! I've been looking for you!!! In s split second I got the Z1 over the nexus and wow after installing the KK launcher the device is amazing !!!! Even tho hated Sony's UI all the Google apps fixed that and its quite awesome! I can't wait for 4.3

10. ghassangs7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

What about Xperia S?

19. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Qualcomm stopped releasing drivers for the Snapdragon S3.

7. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

How about not bothering about these updates and tryin CyanogenMod? {Android 4.4.1 already rocking on my Samsung Galaxy S II (Nearly 3 years old!)} {If I stayed with TouchWiz, I would be stuck on 4.1.2} :3 :v

18. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

There are people who wants the official stock rom. Guess those people prefer the stock ROM. Sony's UI seems to be the nicest and not so in your face.

20. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Yeah, Sony's UI is better than most manufacturer's.. but you may be lacking some cool features from latest Android builds..

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wow, by this time next year they'll be at least on 4.4.1, maybe even 4.4.2!

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Troll detected... You can enjoy your buggy 4.4.2 till next year.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Oh I'm enjoying, especially on ART runtime, Android never was this fun mate.

9. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

if (Android 5.0 released) { Android Power Users will be at least on 5.1, maybe even 5.1.2.. (if you know what i mean) }

4. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Waiting for my SONY XPERIA SP(C5303)

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

"Xperia Themes" and downloadable UI packs seems to be great.

11. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I agree. More accent color!!

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Z1 should get 4.4 or 4.4.2 directly.

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

4.4 probably comes early next year then!

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