Sony is rolling out Android 4.3 for the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Sony is rolling out Android 4.3 for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra as we speak. Why Android 4.3 and not 4.4 Sony? They still say they will release a KitKat update later though, but personally I am sure that we will not see Android 4.4 for these phones in a very long time now… Because why would they release Android 4.4 now? Kinda pointless to lay resources on releasing this update and then release a new one. So if we don’t get KitKat in the coming three months, I will be very disappointed at Sony.

It also looks like mid range phones will not get KitKat at all, and the reason is probably because Sony doesn’t believe that mid range phone buyers doesn’t care about updates… But KitKat would be perfect for all the mid range phones because it uses fewer resources, so if that’s true, Sony is doing it wrong…

Here is some of the stuff that is new in this android 4.3 update :

  • Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience

  • Launched with Xperia Z1, they now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to Xperia Z Ultra – their signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder

  • They also are uplifting 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, Sony Select 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, offering seamless access to both local and cloud content

  • The launch of our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select

  • The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony’s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business