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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

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  1. Gennie, I agree with you. Sony has been losing greatly in the smartphone wars. It’s now selling its production facility and HQ. And you mentioned that the customers want something with better and more features. That way, iOS should never have got the fan following it now has. Android is superior than iOS in many, many ways. But what attracts people to Apple devices is the premium look and feel of the devices. That’s really unfortunate if you ask me.

  2. If they don’t plan to provide enhanced functionality how do they expect to retain loyal customers that are willing to go with them because they have something the other guys do not? I have never understood this, customers when it comes to technology always want the biggest and best, the one with the most functions. Don’t provide nothing and still expect to compete in the market.

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