Sony Z Ultra GPE owners can now enjoy a stable KitKat experience with the latest bug-fixes, thanks to the release of Android 4.4.2 KOT49H maintenance update. The 444MB update is being rolled out in phases Over-The-Air (OTA) like other recent GPE updates.
A flurry of Android 4.4.2 bug-fix updates have been rolled out to Google Play Edition (GPE) devices in recent times. HTC One, Galaxy S4 and LG G Pad 8.3 got the update a few days ago.
As Android Police reports, the update will fix several inherent bugs such as security settings crash, inability to uninstall apps, bugs with clearing app data and several issues with Google Now Voice commands. Prior to this update, users were unable to uninstall apps as the whole UI restarted and force closed the process due to an inherent bug.
Those who cannot wait for the official release of Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat update can install the same manually via XDA Developers forum (download here) or directly from Google's servers (click here).
Apart from enjoying the benefits of new Android features and bug-fixes, Z Ultra GPE users can take advantage of its hardware features: Sony's TRILUMINOUS display with X-Reality for mobile picture engine, Exmor RS for mobile image sensor for immersive viewing experience and optimum camera performance and more.
Here is the list of key hardware specifications for Sony Z Ultra GPE, courtesy Sony Mobile official blog:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz CPU.
- Adreno 330 GPU.
- Measures 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm with 212 grams
- Supported networks: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band 5), 900 (Band 8), 1700 (Band 4), 1900 (Band 2), 2100 (Band 1) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz LTE (Bands I, II, IV, V, VII, VIII, XVII).
- 2 GB RAM.
- Support for microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
- IP55 & IP58 (Water-proof and dust-resistant) certification
- 3D Surround Sound.
- xLOUD™ Experience.
- 6.4" HD TRILUMINOS Display with X-Reality for mobile.
- 1920×1080 pixels display resolution (400dpi, xHDPI).
- 8 MP camera.
- 4.2x digital zoom.
- HDR for still images.
- Full HD video recording (1080p).
- Front-facing 2MP camera with 1080p video recording
- Bluetooth® Smart Ready.
- Screen mirroring.
- Android™ 4.4 (KitKat).
- Widevine level 1 support.
- Google Wallet (Card emulation on host).
- Fast boot mode with graphics.
- Full recovery mode.