Sony begins updating Xperia line to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Sony's Xperia line of Smartphones gets the Android 4.4.2 KitKat treatment.

Published Wed, Mar 19 2014 8:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Today Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to its line of Xperia smartphones, and the first inline to get the update are the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, and the Xperia Z1 Compact. Like with other OEM's Sony said that the actual OTA Update release date will depend on carrier testing and approval, but none the less, these three Xperia smartphones will be getting the update to KitKat soon.

Sony begins updating Xperia line to Android 4.4.2 KitKat |

Sony said that it has custom tailored KitKat to its devices, and its users should enjoy the improvements made to messaging, TrackID, Sony Select, and other apps that the phones ship with. The update also brings forth a PlayStation 4-like UI, and a new Status Bar that is said to be more intuitive. Sony does plan to eventually roll out the 4.4.2 update to its Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z later this spring, but for now only the three models listed above will be getting the update.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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