Posted on Jan 20 2014 - 11:37pm by Anurag Kumar

Remember Sony Sirius, well now it is confirmed that it is aka Sony D6503 which we may see its launch during MWC 2014 event along with Sony D6603. Earlier today we saw leaked pics of Sony D6503 UI and before that leaked pics of Sony D6503 phone itself. In some pics it was seen that Sony D6503 was running android 4.3 17.0.A.0.228 firmware but it is confirmed now that Sony D6503 will come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.

XDA Developer “DooMLoRD” and “iRimas” together has leaked sneak peek of the Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI, which is truly fascinating and the features of Sony D6503 are also amazing. Well now as we already know all the specification of Sony D6503, Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI of it is more amazing than it. Let us tell you what Sony will roll out for Xperia handsets in android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Many news features of Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI are like 4K recording, glove mode, white balance settings, smart backlight control, double tap to wake screen feature is present.

UPDATE – 21 Jan ]

Watch Xperia Android 4.4.2 KitKat Boot Animation Video on Xperia SP

[ UPDATE – 21 Jan ]

Xperia Z1 vs Sony D6503 aka Sony Sirius Comparison Photos

Download Sony D6503 Sirius Wallpapers from Android 4.4.2 KitKat UI

Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Sony D6503 will be running on Android 4.4.2 17.1.A.X.XXX firmware.

Sony D6503 will come with Android 4.4.2 out of box - About Phone Screenshot

Much Awaited 4K and Timeshift Video recording added

Sony Sirius aka Sony D6503 will feature 4K video recording and Timeshift video recording which will allow high frame rate recording now.

4k Video Recording in Sony D6503

New Display Settings

White Balance, Glove Mode and Smart Backlight Control settings are now included in display settings. Glove settings are already available in Xperia SP and White Balance in many handsets. Smart Backlight settings are the new one.

Gloves settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat UI

Smart Backlight Control Settings

Smart Backlight Control keeps the screen on while you are using your Xperia without touch operation ( eg. looking at a photo ). When you look away from the screen, it turns off according to your sleep settings. Similar feature was noticed in android 4.3 on Galaxy S4.

Smart Backlight Control Settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Double Tap Screen to Wake Up Settings

Double tap the screen to wake it up from sleep or lock.

Double Tap Screen to Wake Up Settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Built-in-answering Machine included

Sony has now included a built-in-answering machine on Sony D6503 or it is UI feature, well we need to look it at that.

Built-in-answering Machine included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Two Home Launchers included

Sony has included the two-home launcher settings in Sony D6503 and now you can select your home launcher from two included.

Two Home Launchers included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Two options are there to choose from “Xperia Home” and “Simple Home”.

Two Home settings included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Simple Home settings include bigger fonts and is very basic in nature.

New Simple Home Settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

2 Home settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

New Sound Settings

Audio Accessories option is now listed under Sound settings. At present it is not clear whether it displays the paired accessories or something else.

Audio Accessories option in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

USB DAC support is included

Now play high resolution audio using USB DAC/DAC amp. When connected sound effects are disabled.

USB DAC support is included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

New Personalisation Settings included

Themes option is now changed to “Xperia Themes” which will allow you to download themes from Sony Select app.

New Xperia Themes in Sony D6503

Now you have the rights to allow which icons should appear in status bar and from which apps notification should come from.

Personalisation settings of Sony D6503 Screenshot

New Manage notification settings seen in Sony D6503

Default SMS app Change settings

Sony has given a feature to select your own default SMS app.

Default SMS app Change settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

16 GB internal storage for Sony D6503

Sony has included a 16 GB onboard memory on Sony D6503 and it will be having an external SD car support also.

16 GB internal storage for Sony D6503

New Power Management App

Power Management app is now divided among “Devices” and “Accessory”.

New power management app for Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

New Location Settings 

“High Accuracy” mode is seen it seems, there are now options to choose which type of accuracy settings needed.

New Location Settings in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Printing Option included

Printing option included in system settings now.

New Printing option seen in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

What’s New and Google Now feature side by side

While swiping up from home soft key, What’s New and Google Now option pops up.

What's New feature in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Sony's new What's New Feature in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Transparent Status bar – Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stock Feature

Check the transparent bar.

Transparent Status bar - Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stock Feature in Sony D6503

New Background Wallpapers

Switch between settings

Now you can switch between notifications and quick settings at the same time.

Switch between quick settings and notifications now in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

New Xperia Home Launcher

New Xperia Home launcher is included in Sony D6503.

New Xperia Home launcher is included in Sony D6503.

Transparent App tray background is seen. Check below the number of pre-installed apps which came in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI.

Close all apps settings included

Close all apps settings included to close all recently used apps with one tap.

Close all apps settings included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

Touch Block small app seen

Touch Block small app in included in Sony D6503 it means, Sony D6503 aka Sirius is also water resistant.

Touch Block app included in Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI

No change in the media apps of Sony D6503 is seen and latest calendar app is also included.

Garmin Navigon – Xperia Edition included

Garmin Navigon – Xperia Edition app included in Sony D6503.

Garmin Navigon – Xperia Edition in Sony D6503

If sources are to believed Sony D6503 aka Sony Sirius supports two speakers, one at top near notification light and other at the bottom side. It is also seen that Sony D6503 will have S-Force engine and stereo speakers now 🙂

Well we are very much impressed by Sony’s work on Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI, it is simply awesome 🙂 It is speculated that same UI will be rolled on android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z1 and other Xperia Z members hopefully including Xperia SP.

It is clearly visible now that Sony is working on Android 4.4.2 KitKat now and it will be soon rolled on aforesaid devices.

We will soon post the system dump, new themes and wallpapers of Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI once they are out. Stay tuned to us.

Did you like the screenshots of Sony D6503 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Xperia UI, like the flavor Sony is about to give users on android 4.4.2 KitKat, do let us know drop your comments below stating do you like it or not ?

[ via – Xperia Blog, Nice work by “DooMLoRd and iRimas” ]





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12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. athiban January 21, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Simply stunning features…. And amazing UI glad Sony working on more useful features other than gimiky things like Samsung… Hope Sony added slow motion video… Rite??

    • Anurag Kumar January 21, 2014 at 1:22 am - Reply

      yes slow motion video is also there 🙂

  2. pabloco January 21, 2014 at 2:16 am - Reply

    when will be the z1 update of 4.4 kit be??

  3. sajjad289 January 22, 2014 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I hope my xpera SP will have these features after kidkat update

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