Sony recently released the Android 4.3 update to the Xperia Z1 and Ultra and it was only going to be a matter of time before the other Z line started to see theirs. We are happy to pass along that Sony is currently pushing out that Android 4.3 update to the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL and the Xperia Tablet Z.
Launched with Xperia Z1, we’re now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to these devices – our signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder
- 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, 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 – more on this soon…
- The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony’s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business
- Battery STAMINA Mode – updated version of Sony’s power management app, now with refreshed interface and more smart options for prolonging battery life
Increased user control for Xperia Tablet Z, with “Restricted Profiles”; option to create isolated, secure spaces with individual local storage, home screens, widgets and settings
While I am a happy Xperia Z owner, those of us here in the states know that it is going to be a while before T-Mobile probably rolls out the update. I can tell you though from personal experience with this update for the last week or so, that all the little features and tweaks certainly do make a HUGE difference to the device. I am particularly happy to report that it is noticeably smoother, the camera offers much more and the battery life has dramatically improved. T-Mobile will probably kill that off with bloatware though.
Be on the lookout for the update overseas to your various Xperia Z devices.
Via Sony Mobile
With the update of the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra rolling out as of yesterday, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Sony updated the rest of its top line of Xperia Z products to Android 4.3. Sure enough, Android 4.3 for Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and the Tablet Z was seen to be getting certified at PTCRB today, approving firmware build 10.4.B.0.569 for release. This will surely mean that the update will be incoming very shortly to those of you who have these devices, though we’ll let you know as soon as we know anything more.
While Sony might be a little bit late to the update game relative to Samsung and HTC’s flagships, I would say they look like they’re doing a better job at updating more of their devices. Who else is impressed by Sony? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Source: Xperia Blog
Android 4.4.2 for HTC One and Galaxy S4 GEs! Android 4.3 Rolling Out to Numerous Other Phones! – Device Updates
Happy Monday to you all, if Mondays are happy at all. Time to see if your device is getting an update. Some Android 4.4.2 updates for the Google Edition phones are now available. Also some Android 4.3 updates are ready for you to download given you have the certain phones.
Android 4.4.2 for the HTC One GE
Android 4.4.2 for the Galaxy S4 GE
Verizon HTC One getting Android 4.3
HTC One Mini Android 4.3 update
Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia Z and ZL
Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra
A flurry of devices have been updated to Android 4.3 these past few weeks, including the Note 2 variants and now a build of Android 4.3 has been leaked out allegedly for the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Labelled as a “Commercial&Journalists” build, it’s difficult to tell whether this is the final version of Android 4.3 for the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL as the formal build isn’t likely to roll out for a little while longer.
Even so, if you own either of these devices, you can download the build below, which carries the firmware build number of 10.4.B.0.569 on both devices. Links go to the relevant XDA Forum pages so make sure you click through and check it out:
If you do download it and give it a try, we’d love to know how you find it and what differences there are.