There’s definitely some great news for Sony fans. The company has begun rolling out an Android KitKat 4.4 update for the Sony Xperia T2 and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual smartphones. This is of course the standard Android KitKat update, but why has it taken Sony so long to release it? Well, as always, the company did some personal tweaks to the update, so the update is specifically tailored for the needs of the Xperia T2 and the T2 Ultra Dual. The most apparent tweaks affect the status bar and the quick settings window, making them more visually appealing and easier to use and view.
In addition, Sony’s tweaks include a new launch homescreen animation, as well as adjustments for all the pre-installed Sony specific Android Apps that are now fully compatible with the new Android version. A lot of effort has gone into making the new UI look and feel similar to that of the new Sony console, the Playstation 4. Performance has been boosted a bit overall, and the phone, as well as its apps, should now feel more responsive. The tweaked apps include: Messaging, MyXperia, SmartConnect, TrackID and TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera, WALKMAN, Sony Album and Movies, Sony Entertainment Network Cloud integration and more. Sony’s own theme customization suite has also gotten touched, Xperia Themes getting some much needed attention. Add to that the regular updates to security and stability of the standard Android KitKat update, and Sony Xperia T2 and T2 Ultra users definitely have a lot to look foward to.
As always the case, the update will be rolling out gradually. It’s already available, but if you can’t update your phone just yet, hang on, it will come in the coming days, based on location and carrier. We advise that you use WiFi to download the update instead of mobile internet, as the update is quite consistent in size. In addition to the Xperia T2 and T2 Ultra Dual, Sony will also be rolling out an Android KitKat update for the Sony Xperia E1 and M2 in the coming weeks.