Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z Receiving Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update

Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z Receiving Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update
Sony has started rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates for its Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z devices.

The announcement was made on from Sony Mobile's global PR team's Twitter account, saying, "#android 4.4.4 rolls for #Xperia Z, ZL, ZR & Tablet Z - brings fixes, battery, wifi & email improvements and more #SonyXperia."

Sony hasn't provided the detailed changelog or time frame for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update as yet, however on Monday the update has reportedly (via Xperia Blog) started rolling out to the LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321) on Vodafone carrier in Europe. The blog also reported that the Xperia Z smartphone users in France have also started receiving the update on Tuesday.

In May, Sony had rolled out Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Xperia Z (Review | Pictures), Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z (Review | Pictures). It had also brought the revamped Sony native app portfolio with the new Android 4.4 KitKat which included Messaging, Email, Smart Social Camera and Battery Stamina Mode among others.

Last week, the Japanese giant announced the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at its pre-IFA 2014 event in Berlin. The company also announced the two new wearables - the SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 - in its SmartWear Experience range.

(Also see: Sony Unveils PS4 Remote Play for Xperia Z3 Family of Smartphones, Tablets)

Two new lens-style cameras - the E-mount ILCE-QX1 and DSC-QX30, priced at $400 (approximately Rs. 24,000) and $350 (approximately Rs. 21,000), respectively - were also launched at the same event.
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and Water proof
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery back-up
  • Bad
  • Gets hot even after limited usage
  • Screen viewing angles could have been better
  • Low light photos appear grainy
Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Front Camera 2.2-megapixel
Rear Camera 13.1-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2330mAh
OS Android 4.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Display 10.10-inch
Processor 1.5GHz one-core
Front Camera 2.2-megapixel
Resolution 1920x1200 pixels
OS Android 4.1
Storage 16GB
Rear Camera 8.1-megapixel
Battery Capacity 6000mAh

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