Sony has announced that the Android 4.3 firmware update is now rolling to the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. New features include improvements to Sony’s native app portfolio such as Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, Track ID and Sony Select. It also includes “Xperia Themes”, a custom user interface with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra also gets the Smart Social Camera allowing users to download “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder. This is on top of the native benefits of Android 4.3 including a smoother performance from Project Butter. The rollout for the other Sony Xperia handsets are “right around the corner” according to the company.
As expected, Android 4.3 is hitting the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra in the form of build version 14.2.A.0.290. It comes with the same 3.4 kernel.
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