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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z now getting Android 4.3

Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z was one of the first flagships to launch last year from Sony. And like most smartphones from the Japanese manufacturer, it was only launched on T-Mobile in the U.S. This variant of the smartphone is now getting the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, a good seven months after the update was officially announced by Google.

There’s nothing new in terms of functionality compared to Android 4.2, so don’t expect a lot of changes on board. The global variant of the handset started receiving the update back in December, so the delay could have been caused by the carrier. The smartphone is expected to get Android 4.4 as well, but Sony hasn’t mentioned when.

The update carries the software version 10.4.C.0.797 and can be downloaded using Sony’s PC Companion software on your Windows machine or Sony Bridge on your Mac. But if you’re patient enough, expect an update notification to pop on its own.

The update is a hefty 308MB in size, so make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading the update. The changelog claims that Android 4.3 will bring some UI changes including the new 5-bar network indicator in place of the 4-bar indicator seen previously as well as some stability related improvements.

Source: T-Mobile

Via: Android Police