If you’re rocking a Sony Xperia Z1 or Z Ultra, you have an update waiting for you. Just a few days after the Sony Xperia Z and ZL received their updates, it’s time for the Z1 and Z Ultra to get the same treatment.
While it isn’t the KitKat goodness that some devices are receiving as of late, it’s always good to get a OS bump. Android 4.3 is a pretty minor update, but improves many things under the hood of the OS. Now Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra users will be able to take advantage of Bluetooth LE, restricted profiles, dial pad autocomplete, and more. For a full list of the featured found on Android 4.3, be sure to hit up this link here. Of course, the update also include some Sony-specific features as well.
From the Sony Xperia Blog:
- Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience
- Launched with Xperia Z1, we’re now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to Xperia Z Ultra – our signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder
- We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and…
- Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* - a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, offering seamless access to both local and cloud content
- The launch of our 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
As you’d expect, the rollout of the Android 4.3 update can take some time to hit all devices, and depends on region and carriers. Still, if you’re holding on to one of these handsets, you can expect to see the new software to hit your device sometime soon.