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Sony brings Android 4.4 to the Xperia M2 range


News by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 20, 2014.

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The newly launched Xperia M2 Aqua
The newly launched Xperia M2 Aqua

Sony has today started sending out the latest Android update to two of its budget smartphones, the Xperia M2 and M2 Duo. Both of the handsets will now get Android 4.4 KitKat in all of its glory, but will not be getting any of the latest patches just yet (namely 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, and 4.4.4).

Yesterday the Japanese company announced the Xperia M2 Aqua, a new waterproof version of the M2 smartphone, that device is also likely to arrive with Android 4.4 on board. With the shift from Jelly Bean 4.3 to KitKat, the M2's will get a slew of new Google enhancements that arrived with Android 4.4.

Of course, the shift from one major release to the next is huge, so the changelog here is extensive and includes a new notification bar, updates to the clock and timer UI, cloud printing compatibility, a Quick Office application, an enhanced setting menu, and:

Increased more battery usage

Includes 4k resolution

It can be Supports the tri-core CPU

New structure can be used for UI transitions

Easy navigation

New apps can be replaced

Developed O.S performance and security

Very comfort display provides

Total previous Android versions can be up hierarchical to 4.4 (KitKat).

As we have now become used to from Sony, the company has also gone to town on a bunch of its own software and apps. The overall changes from Sony and Google are:

Google's Android 4.4; KitKat as standard ? bringing performance & UI optimization

Tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings ? More intuitive and customizable

Sleek Sony PlayStation 4 launch animation and live wallpaper across the lock and home screens

Option to easily move applications from internal memory to SD card

Sony's entire native app portfolio updated to latest versions

Xperia Themes support with downloadable UI packs

Compatibility with SmartWear Experience; SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app

You know the drill by now, when you get this update will depend on where you are located and to which carrier or company you are tied to. At least for some people rocking the Sony Xperia M2, the update is available right now over the air, so if you already have it let us know how it is performing on your device.

source: Into Mobile

 
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