Sony has already confirmed that it plans to upgrade the entire Xperia Z series to Android 4.4 KitKat, but it hasn’t been generous with the details. Well, thanks to the information divulged by a Polish carrier, we now have an estimated time-frame for the update. The Xperia Z handset will receive the new firmware by the end of this month or early March.
Xperia Blog came across these details which were published by carrier Play on its blog and they appear to be very reliable. Just a couple of days back, Sony updated its Album application with support for KitKat being listed on the changelog. This suggests that the company isn’t far from releasing the new update.
We’ve already seen the red Xperia Z1 running Android 4.4.2 in leaked images and Sony’s upcoming flagship, the D6503 Sirius, will arrive with KitKat out of the box. The update is expected to tag along a fresh interface with various tweaks and enhancements. Devices that have been confirmed for KitKat include the Xperia Z, Z1, Z1 Ultra, Tablet Z, ZL and ZR.
Coming back to the upcoming D6503 Sirius, the handset is to go official at the MWC 2014. The device will look pretty much like the Z1, but with various design tweaks. Also, the hardware has been upgraded. The phone will sport a faster version of the Snapdragon 800 SOC, a 5.2-inch 1080p or 2K display, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP camera with 4K recording and 16GB of storage.
More details on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Xperia Z series is most likely to surface during the MWC 2014 when the new flagship goes official.