December 23, 2013


As expected, last week Sony brought Android 4.3 to the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra. Now the same update is making its way over to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZQ (Brazil only), Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z.

The most obvious change found in the update is Android 4.3 and all the expected improvements that come with it. Aside from that, there’s also several Sony-specific changes including a slightly improved UI, updated Sony native apps and the addition of the Sony Smart Social camera. An updated version of Stamina mode is also arriving, designed to give you new options for extending your battery’s life.

For those further looking to customize the UI, there’s also the new “Xperia Themes”, which allows you to change things up a bit by downloading UI packs from Sony Select.

Just like the Z1 and Z Ultra update, some users will see Android 4.3 on their devices right away but it’s important to note that it might take a few days or more before it reaches everyone. Has your Xperia handset received an upgrade notification yet? If so, what country are you in, and what network are you using? Let us know in the comments!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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