Xperia E1 and E1 Dual KitKat firmware starts rolling

by XB on 8th August 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia E1

Xperia E1Sony 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.

Xperia E1 Build Number original

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.

Xperia E1_App to SD_1 Xperia E1_App to SD_2

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_Simple Home Xperia E1 RAM usage

The product pages for the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual have been updated to include the software changelog below.

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

FTF firmware files:
Xperia E1
Xperia E1 Dual

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.

Thanks Ben, Dejan and difwwh!

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