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Android 4.4.4 updates rolling out to Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Z Tablet

Those rocking the original Xperia Z and other older members of the Z family will be happy to know Android 4.4.4 KitKat is rolling out.
September 9, 2014
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If you’re looking for the latest KitKat love on your older Xperia Z device(s), you’ll be happy to know that Sony is about to hook you up. Sony has now confirmed Android 4.4.4 is rolling out to the Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z, the ZL and the ZR.

So what’s new here, aside from 4.4.4? In their official Twitter response, Sony mentions bug fixes, battery, wifi and email improvements. More specifically, Sony has also included a changelog for the Xperia Z:

  • Upgrade to Android 4.4.4
  • Better battery performance in some background applications
  • Email stability & performance enhanced
  • General improvements to MMS, Calendar, Wifi, Contacts & More
  • All of our latest bug fixes and enhancements

The new update brings you up-to-date with the latest (fully released) version of Android, but it’s still missing quite a bit of the Xperia Z3’s upgraded experience. If you want to get a step closer to the Z3 ‘feel’, you might also want to check out the recent port of the Xperia Z3 launcher, which is compatible with this update and any older Xperia with at least Android 4.2 or higher.

For those that have received the latest KitKat update, what do you think, any noticeable changes or is the experience feel about the same as always?