Android 4.4 KitKat is NOT hitting the Xperia Z1 in November

by XB on 9th October 2013

in Android, Firmware, Xperia Z1


Android_KitKat-578-80There’s an absurd rumour doing the rounds that the Sony Xperia Z1 will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat on 7 November (yes even the date is specific). The rumour comes from AndroidSAS,  although no source is given.

Quite simply,  this is not going to happen. The best that Xperia Z1 owners can hope for is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in the same month. Google hasn’t even officially announced what new features Android KitKat will bring and judging by previous releases, a more likely Sony launch is into 2014.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    as long as Z2 comes with 4.4 out of the box im fine

  • sucksit

    Calm down guys, all of you will get it on 2015, right after android v4.5 come out..

  • sucksit

    And that time, the Nexus already on 4.6 ;)

  • Sen. Rockie

    Quite impossible.

  • Guest

    #ripsony #pray4sonyfanboys

  • J

    That’s why sony never can win samsung and apple

  • Ericsson

    Well duh…obviously. Let us not forget that we are dealing with Sony…

  • Guest

    #ripsony #pray4sonyfanboys

  • sucksit

    How about XS? They launched with GB a few months after ICS came out?

  • Amir

    never believe androidSAS. stupid website that makes up things.

  • AMG38

    that’s why you still don’t know how the game works

  • Someone

    Actually I own a Galaxy S3 and I haven’t yet seen official 4.2.2 :)

  • Zange

    4.4 will come in a few years when android 6.0 is out…

  • AMG38

    Nexus alias stock Android Phone is boring.. very boring.. Sony UI is classy.. I saw many custom roms and tried it on my XS, even if they are very customizable, non of them could hold me back from Sony Stock.. Now im testing cynogenmod on XS, but my XZ is doing very well with 4.2.2 Stock.. I dont need any Update

  • Sanoj

    4.3 for XZ

  • dj_deez

    Yeah, boring as hell. You know, without the crapware Sony puts on phones. Face it, it’s just not for you, as it is mostly for people who want to mess with software, have full access to it and pure google code.

    Sony software is like this giant fancy (but not for all) robot with cool things on it, but not that fast and most likely having some cardio condition ;)

    Nexus devices > Sony devices

  • AMG38

    It’s my fault, i didn’t write it clear enough. What i was talking about is design, simply the UI. Bloatware can easily be deleted with root, but i know what you are talking about, that clear and untouched Android right from the factory, which is the fastest stock Android, no doubt.

  • Of course using guest account like a pussy.

  • dj_deez

    Ok sure, sorry for jumping without knowing what author meant, I just respond to text I saw. Yes, Sony can do nice things with UI, and I have to agree. But you know, theres always theme chooser ;)

  • sucksit

    Nah, Xperia UI lags as hell compared to Vanilla UI(stock Android). Nuff said.

  • AMG38

    right, i know dude ;)

  • AMG38

    True, but only on devices behind XZ. Z and Z1 are running very smooth. Currently i got the best smooth experience with CynaogenMod on XS. Even if i don’t like the UI, the system is running very fast on it.

  • Marlim

    Amazon takes the lead in the world of Smartphones with 4 cameras phone :D

    http://muslim-academy.com/amazon-launched-a-3d-phone-with-4-cameras-an-amazing-handset/

  • Brad Williams

    You’re an idiot!!!!! Sony is one of the closest to original Android you can get. You clearly have NO idea what you are babbling about. Go crawl back into your hole and fantasize in there.

  • Brad Williams

    The trolls on this blog must seriously lead the most boring lives. The drivel that comes from their pea brain to here is ridiculous. Fancy having no better existence than going to a phone site to say “my phone is better than yours nannenanenana.” :P Pathetic little ignoramuses!!! why don’t you go and say nice things about your phone on your blog.? You only look like morons on here.

  • shanefalco

    It ‘a miracle it gets a 4.3 for z1!

  • LOL

    GS3 will skip 4.2 and jump to 4.3 like a Boss, and, guess what? never on Xperia S,T and V :D

  • Geek

    Remember the word “rumor” … AndroidSaS has published the rumor not an offical statement. So don’t use this type of words … Grow up XperiaBlog and don’t get jealous from others who got the info faster than you.

  • Geek

    Calm down guys its just the rumor :) nothing more than that :)

  • Dyaa ibrahim

    what about Z ???

  • kh1

    Oh really? You said like you are the Budhha who knows everything in this planet!

  • Micro

    Come on mate, you just feed this dumb coward troll, let him rave, nobody cares anyway

  • InspectorGadget80

    It’s too early for KITKAT when it launches no one probably get it till SPRING or late winter in FEB 2014

  • InspectorGadget80

    Not sure if i can wait that long I’ll just buy the Z1 and wait for that KITKAT bar

  • HardyHarHar

    Just release the freaking Z1 mini! I don’t care even if it’s stuck in android 4.0.2 as long as I can have it! It’s just too perfect for me to be ignored…. *That size…. and specs… droolsssssss!!*

  • HardyHarHar

    OMG! I can’t wait for Android Zero Bar for my Xperia Arc!!!

  • x-periance

    Not as big from GB to ICS to JB update, its just a minor changes from 4.2 to 4.3 to 4.4 …. but with sony update i always looking on 4ward what will sony attach with the update. New ui and new camera and x-reality maybe?? :-)

  • dey ja vu

    I foresee Xperia S 4.1.2 whining happening all over again~

  • x-periance

    If sony never win… Samsung n apple won used sony sensor for their flagship. Comparing internal storage made by samsung or the sensor made by sony, who makes more profit? Plus with qx lens available for android and ios it will be more sony label spread into others names brand. That actually a good step sony mades to impress everyone who are not into sony brand. Do some work to compare between samsung update and sony update when the os numbers change u will see that sony always putting a new user xperiance comparing samsung which only adds minor changes and you cant even know what version u running by looking the user interface . Depending the numbers of sales wont makes the user winner you know. I love sony fans cause they always providing critics and helping sony to create a better device and sony always listen. That the true winner when you listen not just by ignoring and create a device with a flop… :-)

  • ritamasrex

    Not interested in Nexus UI if it reaches on 5.0 too

  • ritamasrex

    may be this is a shit #samsungfanboy. Go home, you are drunk

  • ritamasrex

    a shitty samsungfanboy.. with its plastic products :p

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  • Muhammad

    you can check out this short video which i toke it from my own Z1 while playing very hard games like Asphalt 8 and MC4 and am jumping between them quickly . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsvRFgQF8M

  • Babylonbwoy

    what a dumb rumours, we heard anything from sony for 4.3 since last announcement and you want them to upgrade for 4.4 ? People are stupid especially when you read the post about how upgrade are done and all the stuff involving in that.!

  • Babylonbwoy

    I gave up with CM and all that, i run complete stock xperia’s now and i don’t miss CM which is going a complete different way now with the new company, they are on commercial way now.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Which lag ? Do you notice 0.1ms latency difference with vanilla and sony UX ?

  • Cristi13

    Htc one, s3, note 2, s4 will get 4.3 this month, hurry up sony!

  • Micro

    The lag in his brain (or in what’s left of it), he has the lag even while he makes his dumb thoughts, so probably his post was meant to be posted about a year ago

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  • ice4banday

    I don’t care what android version is running on my smartphone, 4.4 or 4.3 or even 4.2.2 as long as the features in my phone work bug free.

  • josesl16

    Again, for Xperia X10 and Xperia S users, we are in damn 2013 now, Sony has improved a lot in just a year, look at the Z, full of updates, so will be with Z1.

  • APai

    the problem really is with qualcomm – which has to release the various device drivers/ sources to sony and then sony gets to integrate their software layer over it.

  • sucksit

    The problem is now, Sony left the 2012 Xperias with full of bugs, how do we gonna trust them again?

  • sucksit

    Did you even know what it is UI? Btw, credit to Adreno 330 gpu for that, as Qualcomm said, it has a better performance than Adreno 320.

  • sucksit

    If you never use a Nexus devices please STFU!

  • sucksit

    You just went full retard, stop embarrassing yourself.

  • Micro

    go lag yourself troll

    lol

  • kh1

    Haha I’ve got it! But he’s too much anyway thanks for reminding me!

  • sucksit

    Lol.. Nexus UI never showing any lag, unlike Xperia :P

  • lol

    i think all 2013 xperia will receive 4.3 except Xperia E because old hardware, TX and V also receive after all 2013 xperia updated, for 4.4 maybe ZU and Z1/Z1 mini will receive update. i agree what sony doing because 4.2 u wont notice anything change but for 4.3 u can get new Open GL 3 which support adreno 3xx and enhancing graphic quality

  • Muhammad

    Nope i don’t im just waiting for ur explanation smart boy !

    and so do ever heard about UI LAG !!! when u r switching between games or apps is that related to the GPU ! huh ?

  • josesl16

    full of bugs? After all those bugfixes? I doubt it. You either forget the past mistakes that Sony has done and look to the future(yes, yes, I know $500 is money down the drain), or you don’t at all. Your pick.

  • Yeah, so and so… I love the Sony UI but I prefer a better fps experience

  • franklin

    yeah xperia s is behind because of it :(

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  • sucksit

    Sorry, my bad because didn’t watch the video before replying to you.. Not bad i see, but still doesn’t change the fact Nexus UI still the best on term smoothie.

    P.S. You should train more to be a good driver :P

  • Elia

    xperia v and t are sony flagship in 2012 but they have android 4.1 yet! sony what are you doing?! we want be up to date and you should support us….

  • Rick N

    PLEASE UPDATE FOR XPERIA V
    even it’s mid-end phone it has decent specification (higher than xperia SP), i just bought it 2months and i’ll be very disappointed if Sony not gives the update

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  • Muhammad

    if u saw how i was setting while recording the video u’ll forgive that for me ;)

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