Sony Mobile has just confirmed that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for the Xperia E1 (D2004, D2005) and Xperia E1 Dual (D2104, D2105, D2114) has started to roll. The build number for the Xperia E1 moves to version 20.1.A.0.47, whilst the build number for the Xperia E1 Dual moves to 20.1.B.0.64 (the D2114 version moves to build 20.1.B.0.65).
The update includes the usual KitKat Xperia features such as a transparent navigation bar, a tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings and new boot animation/themes. Sony has also improved the stability of the software and enhanced the camera performance.
As with the Xperia T2 Ultra, Sony has added app to SD card functionality to the KitKat build for the Xperia E1. Sony states that this feature is “particularly useful for devices with slightly less space“, so it sounds like Sony only plans to integrate this for the low/mid-range for now.
The update also adds the Simple Home launcher that we first saw released with the Xperia Z2. It is designed to make it easier for text/number input, especially for the elderly. The second screen shows RAM usage. This update also updates many of the native apps to the latest build version including Xperia Home (6.3.A.0.7) and the WALKMAN (8.4.A.1.5) app.
Xperia E1 and E1 Dual Android KitKat changelog
– Android 4.4 KitKat with many new features and enhancements
– Improved software stability giving smoother performance
– Camera improvements for enhanced performance
– Personalise your messages now with colourful emojis
– Take screenshots easily with the built-in screenshot menu
There is no news on the KitKat update for the Xperia M2 and M2 Dual right now, but Sony says to “stay tuned”.
Via Sony Mobile Blog.
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