Sony has begun rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat software upgrade for its Xperia Z series handsets.
In March, Sony released Android 4.4.2 update for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. Along with the release, Sony confirmed that similar software updates will be released for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z in the middle of second quarter.
Last month, Sony changed the software update status for aforementioned Xperia Z series handsets with the next version of Android 4.4.2, which was expected to be released in May.
Now the Japanese mobile manufacturer has confirmed the availability of Android 4.4.2 for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z starting today.
The update is now live in certain regions with more to follow over the next weeks. However, the timing and availability of the firmware might vary according to the market and carrier.
Besides, the company has confirmed that Android 4.4.2 will be available for Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 (and dual variant) from July.
As for the features, the new Android KitKat update brings an improved performance as well as user interface optimisation. Sony has also updated the native apps to the latest version adding several tweaks and enhancements.
Besides, those who are having PlayStation 4 will get new UI. Sony has added the sleek launch animation and live wallpapers across the lock and home screen. Users will also get a revamped Status Bar and Quick Settings. Below is official changelog by Sony for Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.
Meanwhile Sony has updated the software support page for Xperia Z, which suggests Android 4.4.2 KitKat with build number 10.5.A.0.230 started rolling out for Xperia Z from 21 May. To check the update availability on the Xperia Z head over to Settings>> About phone>> Software updates>> System updates. Note that the device should have a stable Wi-Fi connection in order to avoid data traffic.
As the support page suggests the Android 4.4.2 update brings a number of notable changes for Xperia Z, which are as follows.
Xperiablog has managed to get the FTF firmware files for Android 4.4.2 (10.5.A.0.230) KitKat for Xperia Z bearing model number C6603. Below are the FTF download links.