Sony has confirmed the roll-out of Android 4.4.4 KitKat with the latest User Experience for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.
The update with build version 23.0.1.A.0.167 brings the best of Sony experience, native apps and content packages. The new firmware bundles PS4 Remote Play with full Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller compatibility, debuted on Xperia Z3 series devices, for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet.
The Xperia Z2 series will now support built-in Hi-Res Audio playback from both PCM and DSD files. Besides, the Walkman app adds Sony DSEE HX technology. Z2 owners can now enjoy the latest Xperia Camera apps such as Sound Photo, AR fun, Multi camera and Face in. The update also brings Ultra STAMINA Mode.
Other noteworthy changes are the smart features such as Quick Settings, Smart screen rotation and Record screen and compatibility with the wearable devices. Below is Sony's official changelog for the update.
Meanwhile, Sony has also updated the software page for the Xperia Z2 with the firmware details.
Android version: Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Latest available software: 23.0.1.A.0.167
Release started: 2014-11-04
This upgrade for the Xperia smartphone includes many improvements such as;
Now includes Ultra STAMINA Mode for up to one-week use by simplifying your Xperia
Bluetooth unlock – use your Sony SmartWear to unlock your Xperia without a password
Many new Xperia camera apps: Face in, AR fun, Multi-camera & more
Smart screen rotation – your display moves with you to remain readable
Quick settings – customise your settings to access what you need quickest
To check the availability of the update navigate to Settings>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates. Like always, the timing and availability of the update might vary depending on the market and the carrier.
But if you cannot wait for the update to hit your region, head over to XDA forum for the FTF links which can be flashed using Sony Flash tool.