News by Luke Jones on Monday June 30, 2014.
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Last week Sony revealed that three of its Xperia devices were getting updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat in the near future. That future really was near as the company has today started rolling out the latest version of Android to the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. That makes Sony one of the first to jump on the 4.4.4 train, with most companies and devices still rolling out Android 4.3.3.Of course, out of the two, Android 4.3.3 is the more vital as it is a major tweak of the KitKat software, while 4.4.4 has been pushed out in rapid time to fix some minor bugs with version 4.3.3. In other words, 4.4.4 is not entirely necessary, but it is nice to see that companies seem to be reacting quickly to the update. If you are rocking one of the mentioned Sony Xperia devices it is worth downloading the 4.4.4 patch as soon as it appears as available. Considering it only weighs in at 2.8MB you should be sporting the newest Android version in no time. Sony has not said about other devices in its range, but needless to say, we suspect any Xperia currently boasting or set to have 4.4.3 will get 4.4.4 eventually. The Japanese giant also hasn't set out its particular plans for the Android L update, with the new version of Android set to replace KitKat in the fall. HTC has already laid out a 90 day roll out for its HTC One devices, but Sony has yet to take the plunge with anything official. The company is usually quick to roll out software updates so we do not expect to be waiting too long for Android L on Xperia when the software lands later this year. source: IntoMobile