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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra updated to Android 4.4.2, introduces new App to SD card feature

Sony has begun rolling out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for the Xperia T2 Ultra, complete with the ability to move apps over to the user's SD card.
July 17, 2014

Yesterday, Sony began rolling out a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for its Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual smartphones.

As well as the standard range of KitKat features and enhancements, the new firmware also brings with it an updated camera application and several tweaks to improve the camera experience, an enhanced email app, as well as the usual anonymous stability, performance & battery improvements.

This update brings the Xperia T2 Ultra devices in line with other Sony KitKat handsets, complete with a transparent navigation bar, tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings, a shiny new boot animation, themes, and compatibility with the SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app.

Xperia T2 Ultra update with app to SD

One feature not listed in the changelog is the option for users to move apps to and from their SD card. The option appears under settings > apps, making this the same feature that can be found on numerous custom ROMs and some other manufacturer’s handsets. From there, users can select apps to be moved over to the SD card, and can also browse a list of apps which are currently stored on the external memory. This feature is likely to be particularly useful on these mid-tier handsets, where internal storage is more limited than Sony’s flagship smartphones.

The KitKat update changes the Xperia T2 Ultra handsets to software version 19.1.A.0.473, whilst Xperia T2 Ultra Dual owners will be updated to build number 19.1.C.0.116.

It is a little odd that Sony has bought a new feature to its mid-range devices before its flagship range, but perhaps the app to SD card software will be making its way to Xperia Z smartphones in the next update, whenever that arrives. Sony has also confirmed that Android 4.4.2 KitKat is heading to the Xperia E1 and Xperia M in the near future.