Android 4.3 Jelly Bean arrives for the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

December 23, 2013

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    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!

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    Comments

    • Benjamin

      Yay update to ma Xperia ZL! Not yet arrive, but still, Thanks Sony!

      • Alexandre Alves de Araujo

        Benjamin, using Sony PC Companion for update.

        • Benjamin

          Thanks mate!

      • Leonardo Rojas

        I think I’ll flash C6503 to my ZL C6502 just to make it look 4G xD I was waiting for the update to do it.
        Hasn’t arrived to Peru yet either. I’ll wait patiently. That improved Project Butter.. I have to see it.

        • Benjamin

          That’s possible? My ZL is the C6502 version. As what I know, my country carries the C6503 model, which is also the 4G model.

          • Leonardo Rojas

            I haven’t tried to do it again. But it’s certainly only to have the “LTE” icon in the quick toggles. LTE is hardware limited.
            But it’s nice to have that icon there. Ha. You just have to install the 03 ROM.

    • Vishal Khedkar

      China has got it first!

    • Andreas Polycarpou

      I have the xperia sp.. From the latest news I saw that my phone will get 4.4 kitkat but i’m still at 4.1

    • imran haziq

      What about malaysia? I have been waiting for this update since last week !

      • jirokanz

        not yet..

      • ihsan

        wait for 1-2 days, try using pc companion since OTA is a little bit late

        • imran haziq

          I guess. i have to wait a bit more days. Haha

    • mohd

      I’m from Sudan My Xperia z hasn’t updated yet

    • raj

      loved it, SONY

      • raj

        Xperia Z Ultra: In Home screen and App drawer, the notification and navigation bar are translucent

        Inside apps, it is grey
        The Settings menu is White. It goes pretty well with the overall device theme and apps colour

        • ahad

          WHERE ARE YOU, I WILL FIND YOU AND I WILL UPDATE IT WHEREEVER YOU ARE

          • raj

            Lol :D

    • Leonardo Rojas

      Anyone has the update for ZL or Z? Has silly Sony messed up with the transparent navbar and notifications bar? I think I saw somewhere the nav bar has become grey again!!! And had a white UI, I hope I can change that.
      Please, share some screenshots! n.n

      • raj

        :)

        Xperia Z Ultra: In Home screen and App drawer, the notification and navigation bar are translucent

        Inside apps, it is grey

        The Settings menu is White. It goes pretty well with the overall device theme and apps colour

        • Leonardo Rojas

          Grey????????????????????? My ZL’s beauty will be ruined! I won’t update! That grey nav bar was a pain in 4.1.2. Damn. Sony did it again.

          • raj

            Not exactly
            In my Z Ultra, it was Black till now
            They changed mine to Grey and I love it

            • Leonardo Rojas

              Can you, please, share some screenshots? Thank you.
              Btw, the themes apply to the navbar?
              Why did they have to chance it back to grey! :,(

            • raj

              New Xperia themes can be downloaded from Sony Select

            • raj

              App drawer featuring translucent navigation bar and status bar

            • yotikmol

              Wew! those screen shots makes me wanting to update my ZL asap!_currently in Kenya my phone from Philippines.

            • Leonardo Rojas

              Ruined. Ruined. Sony always ruining their designs. Always something not good. Not even an option. I’ll have to use a custom Rom thanks to this bad joke.

            • raj

              White background for Settings
              Well Xperia Z Ultra had this during 4.2.2 days too

            • raj

              Camera app is similar to Sony Xperia Z1

            • raj

              Any other screen that you want to see?

            • raj

              Themes
              They do the below

      • raj

        The Android screen

        • Sox05

          Do you know where I can get that background?

          • ursulavasey

            If you mean the screen above with the Jelly Bean, you need to be on Jelly Bean to start with. Tap several times on the firmware number and it will show up. If you are on a different firmware, eg ICS, you will get an image of an Ice Cream Sandwich logo. This works on all Android devices AFAIK.

            • raj

              He is asking about the blue galaxy background

            • Sox05

              I meant the screen background not the Android easter egg.

          • raj

            Yes yes
            Goto Google Play and type Galaxy Parallax
            The live wallpaper is by Wasabi

    • Mohsin Abantood

      What about Saudi Arabia

    • Yousuf Farhan

      I have a xperia Z and I’m in Pakistan…. android kikat :(

      • Umer Hamid Enam

        Same here pal I think we might be gettin 4.3 in 2 days time, n kitkat by March-June

    • Guest

      Sweeeeeeet!!!

    • MaceyJ

      The reason why I stick to nexus phones. people dying for 4.3 and I am already on kitkat… bit.ly/AndroidNewsDaily

      • raj

        Honestly speaking
        I love Nexus for the Android updates, but I won’t buy one
        Cos it will not be cutting edge hardware

        But but I will be ready to buy a Google Play Edition, for sure
        How can one resist the temptation of getting a SONY Z ULTRA, HTC One, LG GPad Google Play Edition handsets?????
        Cutting edge hardware and latest Android updates

      • Johnny

        Who cares

      • Ihsan

        nope,we happy since there are updates also promised from our phone,even though late,i still can live happily with 4.2 on my devices,or i can easily flash cyanogenmod,but i prefer sony stock ui, everyone hv it own taste

    • http://fireman.coclydesign.com/ Alexis C.

      I wish Sony would show some of this love to the original Tablet S users. At least get us off of 4.0

    • Wegner

      German Xperia Z on the o2 Network. Got my Update manually using PC Compagnion just an hour ago.

      Seems to be fine – except the newly added bloatware (pinterest and other unwanted stuff) und the white backgrounds in the settings…

    • Mehak Sharma

      Xperia Tablet Z SGP321 ( Nothing seen on Wi-Fi version ) Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware confirmed in regions like India, Poland. Xperia Z confirmed in regions like Indonesia, Australia Vodafone, Optus AU, Spain. Xperia Tablet ZR ( ZQ ) confirmed in regions like Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria. Xperia ZL confirmed in regions like Sweden. Update is of 854.7 MB in size. No OTA yet.

      Source – http://www.xperiaguide.com/2013/12/23/xperia-zzlzr-android-4-3-10-4-b-0-569-firmware-rolling-officially-white-ui-new-smart-camera-app-xperia-themes/

    • ursulavasey

      Vanilla Z Ultra here and I am in the UK. Still on 4.2.2 and I have checked with PC companion about an hour ago. Come on Sony, give me an early Christmas present.

    • Jenus Lee

      I’m in Malaysia…I’m using ZL and I have been waiting this update since last two weeks….but now available in Malaysia?

    • Bryan James Dizon

      Here in philippines, still no update on my ZL :(

    • najiy91

      hi group members and admin,i’m a member for the facebook.com/
      xperiaz1club ..you can share all things from beginner to hardcore
      users,accessories to softwares.all are invited.(‘~’)

    • anshul

      How to install xperia z 4.3 in india

    • johnny

      6603. Installed update in Australia using update centre

    • Yu

      I’m from singapore with an xperia z. Waiting for the update…

    • Kallies

      When will 4.3 update come to india xperia z I was waiting for it from last month.I thing it will come in 2 days..!!

    • najiy91
    • Arull Izzy

      in my country indonesia xperia z c6602 has been get an update notification to 4.3, but c6603 LTE ver. is not getting any notification until i post this comment, why sony is so slow about the update… and why is it different service…..
      it’s very disappointing many user of the Z.
      even 4.2.2 the Z LTE can’t feel it….

    • sufiyan

      when will my xperia z get the update- United Kingdom i purchased the phone new and unlocked

    • uu

      I’m waiting for the ota update in Israel on my xperia z… My microusb port is destroyed

    • black posseidon

      I am indonesian, and my xperia z already upgrade to 4.3 and it running smoothly, but the battery draining faster than 4.2.2 everything is excellent except that battery draining

      • bwee

        did you update your z with pc companion?
        why haven’t I get this update unyill now?

    • suraj

      Sony told confirms Android 4.3 rolling for Xperia Z also website showing updated but i did’t found any update in my mobile what the hell services sony

    • Ryno

      any news for z in south africa?

    • rykellim

      Hi, my Xperia Z loudspeaker became very soft after upgrading to 4.2.2… may I know if anyone else here faced the same problem, and 4.3 resolves it?

    • bricker_152

      do you know when will Xperia T be updated?

    • Alexander

      I live in Denmark and I use the international unlocked version and it would nd fantastic to know when my phone will get the update. I have been checking the update center for a while, and there is nothing

    • //M7

      Still awaiting ota update in Nigeria for the Xperia z

    • Rap

      Xperia z1 here in the philippines, still not yet update to 4.3

    • DeMoNiZeR

      Here in Australia on xperia z1. Downloaded it 180mb. Won’t let me install because the batterys less than 50% will update it in the morning.

    • Luís Alberto Pérez

      I’m in Portugal and still waiting for the update…

    • joshua

      Goodbye, Sony. You just lost one loyal costumer.

    • aneesfhid

      HI. My name is Anees I am from Libya my phone is Sony xperia z and there is no new update version4.3 for my phone.

    • Arsenic

      I have bought ZR yesterday and as soon as it was booted, received the notification for update but the store executive advised me not to do it over the air…. He suggested to get it done by service center, reasons he gave such as that there could be issues like hung/frozen/reboots… I am not sure, anybody observed such issues after upgrade?? – I am from INDIA

      • Amit

        Just go ahead …..No need to worry at all my friend. I have done it and m using this device since last 5 months no problems at all. NO hanging or frozen not even reboot issues.

        • Arsenic

          Thanks for the confirmation amit… I will try n if something goes wrong…. Support is olwaz der… Ned dem atleast till I hv my warranty… Aftr dat… Cynogenmode will work for sure… Thanks mate!!

      • Kay

        He obviously doesn’t know what he is talking about! Updates via PC Companion or OTAKU for that matter go smoothly for most people. I have the ZR and just updated it via PC Companion yesterday without a hitch. If you’re on a Mac, Sony Bridge is of no use, it invariably gives you the “waiting for update engine” error.

    • Arsenic

      Forgot to mention update no.- 10.3.1.A.2.67

    • Arshad Hussain

      I have Xperia z locked to Bell Canada. I had it unlocked and using it with Rogers. I haven’t got any update notice for Android 4-3, it’s running on 4.1 currently.
      I wonder if I ever he an update since I am not using it with Bell
      Please reply if anyone knows about it
      Thanks

      • pam

        Hi there i work at bell and the update for the xperia z is going to be pushed out on jan 15 2014

    • Владимир Щербак

      Hi! When will an update on c6603 for Ukraine?

    • thek

      Hong Kong unlocked received update. Nothing really really special. Kinda pissed off that my mate with other brand has app ops and I don’t. Thanks Sony for bending over for google and taking it out. My phone crashed for the 1ST time too and twice more.

      • Chang

        Ive very sure I read on google maybe Facebook has deal so I think the permission app ops wants on Sony too can’t be taken away by people like you example copying all your messages and phonebook plus much many more

    • Pratheesh

      Hi,
      Its from Ireland. My PC Companion always ask me to update my firmware to Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 but even after waiting 4 hours, its not preparing for the update. Its going on an don and on and second step. anybody have any idea?

    • WynandMarais

      South-Africa still no update for 4.3 on tablet Z. it’s a month later. WTF?!

    • Christin B

      I have an Xperia ZL model C6506 as my back up phone, but still have not recieved the 4.3 update. Do I need to put a SIM card into it to get the update?

    • Megan

      I live in South Africa and I still haven’t received the upgrade / update notification :-(

    • Cheryl Marko

      Hi all Im in London, Ontario, Canada and Im with Bell and I received my update a week ago…trying to install it now…

    • was

      its worst im getting lot of problems..unable to call with that..dont upgrade to 4.3 version

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