Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z to get Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in May

Last month, Sony started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. The company also revealed that Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z will receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update by mid-Q2 i.e., in May or June this year. Now, Sony has updated its product pages confirming the update schedule for the above mentioned devices.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

According to the product pages, Sony will start the KitKat update for Xperia Z, ZR, ZL and Tablet Z starting from May 2014. Sony has not revealed the exact date and time for the update, but we can expect it to reach consumers towards the end of the month.

The upcoming Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will bring the following list of changes:
  • Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation
  • Tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings – now more intuitive and customisable (and pretty easy on the eye) and cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really needk launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • Sony PlayStation 4, new user interface – we’ve added the same slee
  • Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera and…
  • Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration – a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, better download speeds, and more!
  • Custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles, and more to follow soon
Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat soon, no exact time-frame is revealed yet.