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Sony Xperia Z to get Android 4.4.2 Update, Rumors Say

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Sony Xperia Z is rumored to get an Android 4.4.2 update at the first half of the year.

Android 4.4.2 update for Sony Xperia Z was labeled 10.5.A.0.227 and rumors said that this is almost similar to the KitKat update that was rolled out for the Xperia Z1. The first details about the Android 4.4.2 update for Sony Xperia Z came out online via XDA Developers member DooMLoRD.

It was reported the since the update is somehow similar, Xperia Z will offer transparent status and navigation bars, cloud printing, color emoji support, immersive mode, new Location Menu, new Notification/Quick settings drop-down, plus updates and enhancement for the camera application and other Sony native apps. However, leaksters added that the Android 4.4.2 update will not come with the double-tap-to-wake feature.

As of now, the latest available software is 10.4.1.B.0.101, Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) which was released last February for Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V. It came with many improvements which include enhanced user experience, improved battery life, and software performance improvements among others.

Other functionality of Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) includes the following:

? Google?s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard ? bringing Project Butter performance & UI response optimisation and a smoother graphical experience
? Uplifting of Sony?s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions ? bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and
? The launch of a unique custom interface experience: ?Xperia Themes?, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select ? more on this soon?
? The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony?s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business
? Battery STAMINA Mode ? updated version of Sony?s power management app, now with refreshed interface and more smart options for prolonging battery life

To check for available updates wirelessly, go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.

(Photo courtesy of http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/)

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