Android KitKat Update Now Available for Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 and Z1 Compact

If you own Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 or an Xperia Z1 Compact, you can update your devices to Android 4.4 KitKat.  Sony just announced the rollout so you if have not received an update notice on your phone yet, you should manually check it out now.

If the KitKat update is not available yet for your device, know that the update depends on your location and your carrier.  But don’t fret, it will still eventually become available on your device. Sony says that Android 4.4 KitKat will soon come with the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z, as well as the Xperia T2 Ultra, E1 and M2.


Sony’s Android KitKat update brings an improved status bar and quick-settings menu and updated stock and media apps, among others.   According to Sony, these are the things are included in the KitKat update:

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimization
  • We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings.  Now more intuitive and customisable (and pretty easy on the eye)… cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really need
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – we’ve added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • We’re also 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, TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera 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, better download speeds, and more!
  • Our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles, and more to follow soon…

Hit the source link if you want to learn more about the KitKat update from Sony.