Posted on Mar 19 2014 - 3:31pm by Anurag Kumar

A very good news for all Sony Xperia fans, Sony Mobile has just now confirmed that Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out has started for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact. No exact build number is included in the post but we expect either 14.3.A.0.681 or 14.3.A.0.747 firmware to come on Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra handsets as KitKat firmware.

Sony has also mentioned that they will be rolling android 4.4.2 KitKat for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZR in mid Q2 2014 and Xperia T2 Ultra / Dual, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 will also be upgraded to android 4.4.2 KitKat but no specific date for rollout mentioned yet.

UPDATE – 20 March ] Download Voice balloon photo app from Sony – Smart Social Camera app for KitKat devices

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z1 Compact 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

UPDATE – 19 March ] Xperia Z1 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

[ UPDATE – 19 MarchXperia Z Ultra 14.3.A.0.681 firmware KitKat Android 4.4.2 update rolling

What is new in this Android 4.4.2 KitKat update as per Sony ?

  • New Xperia KitKat UI as per Google’s android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.
  • Tweaked status bar and quick settings options. 2 Tabs notification panel included.
  • New UI for Sony Playstation 4. New animation and live wallpapers for lockscreen and homescreen.
  • New Sony Media apps including Walkman, Album, Movies.
  • Sony’s native stock apps updated like Message app, Call app, TrackID, TackID TV, MyXperia, SmartConnect and small apps.
  • New Xperia downloadable themes included.

As per the changelog provided by Sony it is clear that there is No 4K cam app, No TimeShift Video app, No Smart Call Handling app, No Smart Backlight Control, No Glove Mode, No Tap to Wake up feature.

We can’t see now news about Android 4.4.2 KitKat rollout for Xperia SP, Xperia C, Xperia V, T, TX and Xperia L for the time being, hope Sony provides the info soon.

If you have already got android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update on your Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra then do let us know in comments. Drop your comments below.

[ via – Sony Mobile ]





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  1. oscar March 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    its same like 4.3… Sony gave nothing for us in 4.4.. i thought atleast one or two features of z2 will be ported to z1.. huge disappointment

    • Anurag Kumar March 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      I Told you earlier that Z2 features will not be given, Not all disappointed. I expected the same update to come without any features, it was all known before 🙂
      Happy that they rolled KitKat.

      There is no point of giving any features to Z1 which Z2 have, Z2 is a flagship….Z1 is now an ordinary device, accept it.!

      • oscar March 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

        Yes i accept it… Waiting for z2 release… hope it wil be available in india by april end…

  2. nagaraj March 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Did the firmware rollout in India? I don’t see anything in the update center..

    • Anurag Kumar March 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      It will be available via PC Companion, OTA will not roll so soon, it will take atleast 1 month for OTA to come out.

  3. Shuki March 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Fucking sony 🙂 they are last to uprgade ther flagshit,others got 2 moths befor on older devices,btw htc gives one x every future that one got,so again fuck you sony,and your retardet laggy,broken White ghosting fotos in night phone,never ever buing Sony again,absolute nonsense

  4. Shuki March 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Fuc*ing sony 🙂 they are last to uprgade ther flagsh*t,others got 2 moths befor on older devices,btw htc gives one x every future that one got,so again f*ck you sony,and your retardet laggy,broken White ghosting fotos in night phone,never ever buing Sony again,absolute nonsense

  5. Pangeran Christian March 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Damn, no kitkat for xperia c? No bootloader unlocked, no android upgraded to 4.3? Next device should I buy not sony again :@

  6. Rocky March 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    No 4k cam app?
    sony you Damn!
    huge disappointment :/

  7. kiran March 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    No bootloader unlockd,kitkat ,4.3 for xperia c… My 20k got wasted fuck u Sony I nvr buy ur products again.. evn I suggest all to not take Sony…

  8. Rohin March 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Yes Sony Xperia C is waste..!! Money waste.. Plz don’t go for Sony Xperia products..!! I recommend all.. I had actually hope Sony vl roll Kit Kat for Sony Xperia C.. Bt it dint work..!!!!

  9. Jonny March 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Why oh why don’t Sony release a schedule? At least then we’d know how long we had to wait…

    • Anurag Kumar March 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      schedule is already mentioned in post. Mid Q2 for XZ,ZL,TabZ, ZR and for other device it is still in dark 😛

  10. meet March 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    What about xperia sp ???

  11. John March 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Hey I just bought Xperia sp cause Sony recently proclaimed that 4.4.2 kit kat will be available for Xperia Sp…I hope they make their promise..Since Sp is a mid range high end phone they should probably roll out the update otherwise they will be disappointing a lot of Sp users across the world who bought the phone for its processor and the promised Kit kat update!!Even Moto G got kit kat from Motorola which has low end specs Adreno 305 comparing to high end Adreno 320 of Sp…Psssst!!!I want you buddy to do a more detailed research of Sp and inform us if the update is coming!!Thanks a lot!!

  12. ROHAN SHARMA July 30, 2014 at 12:52 am - Reply

    when we will get the up date of sony xperia c to kit kat 4.4 and if possible then whats the process

  13. Vasanth March 17, 2015 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    fucking Sony mobile Wast in world this brand they don’t the how to upgrade version 0:)

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