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Sony Xperia E1 gets Android 4.4

News by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.

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The Xperia E1 gets Android 4.4
The Xperia E1 gets Android 4.4

Sony is shaming some of its Android rivals today by rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to its entry level Xperia E1 and E1 Dual. The update to the latest full release of Google's Android mobile platform is now heading to E1 devices all around the globe and should be available over the air or via the Setting section of the handset.

So, why is Sony shaming rivals? Well, the E1 is as humble as humble smartphones get, packing just a tiny 512mb of RAM. That makes a mockery of other devices with much more RAM and performance not getting the Android 4.4 KitKat treatment, with LG and Samsung having several handsets missing out (Galaxy S3 international version springs to mind).

Of course, Google built KitKat for this exact purpose, to reach smartphones that the older versions of Android simply wouldn?t have been able to. Now heading your way if you are a Sony Xperia E1 owner will be a better status bar, improved quick settings, and wireless printing support. Sony's own software also gets a boost, with Smart Connect, Walkman, Battery Stamina Mode, etc. all getting an overhaul.

Sony has now updated 12 of its devices to Android 4.4 and the software is also due to land on the Xperia M2 in the near future.

source: Sony Mobile

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