A new rumor has pegged the Sony Xperia Z1 to be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update on the 7th of November. This is a little surprising as the Xperia Z1 currently runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so it would be wise to take this rumor with a pinch of salt for now. We are a little edgy on this because Android 4.4 is far from being officially announced, so it’s almost impossible to predict when the OEMs will roll out the update to their devices.
The only logical explanation for this could be if Sony decides to skip the Android 4.3 update entirely to make the jump to Android 4.4. It was previously rumored that the Xperia Z1 will be receiving the Android 4.3 update by November-December, with Android 4.4 following in January, which gives little credence to this rumor. But as with any rumor, this could go either way, so we would much rather wait for an official word before calling this a false rumor. The rumor further states that smartphones like the Xperia Z Ultra will be getting the update shortly after the Xperia Z1.
Source: Android SAS
Via: GSM Arena