Android 4.4: either you’ve got it, or you want it (or you’re on iOS or WP8, in which case, why are you reading this?). The majority of Android users find themselves in the latter situation for the moment, but even then Google’s been releasing app updates to bring portions of the KitKat experience your way. Still, nothing substitutes for the real thing, so most of you out there are probably hoping to learn the details on upgrade plans from your handset’s manufacturer. If that means turning to Sony for news about your Xperia, we’ve got some info to share with you, as the company reveals its intentions.
Sony confirms that it plans to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra, the new Xperia Z1, and this year’s tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z. There’s no ETA for the moment, but if you’re rocking one of those devices, rest easy knowing that your update’s in the works.
Before that even happens, though, Sony needs to make with some Android 4.3 releases, and it advises users that a metric boatload are on their way. Next month, 4.3 should begin rolling out for devices including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1. Those will also be joined by the Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V.
Xperia Xperia Xperia Xperia. Sorry.
Expect to see Sony start announcing the availability of specific updates over its social media channels in the coming weeks.