One of the Sony smartphones launched this year, which lacked the KitKat flavor is the mid-ranger Xperia T2 Ultra. The smarpthone was initially launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version and now it will soon receive the KitKat update as Sony Mobile has officially announced it today via a blog post.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and it's dual SIM variant will both receive the update which brings along with it a number of software goodies. The Japanese company has also mentioned a changes that the KitKat update will bring in the phone.
According to the company, in addition to the performance improvements and user interface optimizations that Android 4.4 KitKat normally brings with it, new firmware update also comes with a series of enhancements delivered by Sony itself.
Moreover, after installing the update, users will also find a tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings, which according to Sony is more intuitive and offers customizable experience. It is forked in a way, that users will only receive the notifications that they really need.
The update also brings a new UI which resemble the one available on Sony PlayStation 4, including a sleek launch animation and live wallpaper across the lock and home screens. At the same time, the company announced that its entire native app portfolio has been updated to the latest versions as part of the new platform upgrade for T2 Ultra.
Other UI improvements include in Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select, and Smart Social Camera. Further, new iterations of Sony's Media apps, including WALKMAN, Album, and Movies, are available for download, all of them with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration, thus offering a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience.
Xperia T2 Ultra users will also see a unique custom interface experience: "Xperia Themes", with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select - skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles.
Lastly, according to Sony, the update brings the device's compatibility with SmartWear Experience. Thus, SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app can be enjoyed in the phone.
Moreover, what can be a treat to Xperia users is that Sony has also hinted saying that the Android 4.4 KitKat OS upgrade will also be released to all Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 (& M2 dual variants, respectively) devices out there.
However, since, Android update mostly rolled out in phases, Xperia T2 Ultra owners will have to wait for a while. From time to time users can also head on to the phone's Settings > About Phone > Software update to check for the update manually.