sony xperia z2 drop test (9 of 25)

Sony has begun rolling out its Android 4.4.4 update (build 23.0.1.A.0.167) for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet today, which contains a whole host of new tweaks and features to play with.

While the move on up to Android 4.4.4 doesn’t change much on its own, Sony has used the update to throw a load of new features at its slightly older flagship model. Including: PS4 Remote Play, Hi-Res audio playback, new camera features, and some more general changes to the handset’s software. Let’s take a quick look at all the goodies.

PS4 Remote Play has just made its way to Sony’s range of Xperia Z3 devices too and allows users to stream and play games from their PS4 directly to their Sony handset with their wireless Dualshock 4 controller. Sony’s Hi-Res Audio enables PCM and DSD file playback, DSEE HX MP3 enhancement, and also includes pre-set EQ settings for a selection of Sony headphones. The update also contains Sony’s latest Smart Social Camera app features, such as Sound Photo, AR fun, Multi camera and Face in.

Furthermore, Sony has made a couple of tweaks to the general operating system. Ultra STAMINA Mode makes an appearance, allowing users to squeeze out a little extra battery life by disabling certain functions. Sony has also added in Quick Settings, Smart screen rotation, Record Screen, and smartwatch remote Bluetooth Unlock features. All in all, this is a pretty substantial update.

The Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.4 update is already live in several corners of the world, including South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Other regions should see the update head their way in the coming days.