Sony is updating four more devices in its extensive Xperia lineup to Android 4.4 KitKat today, bringing them up to date with the best Google’s mobile OS has to offer. These devices include the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and the Xperia Tablet Z, all of which were launched in the first half of 2013, with the update coming right around the mid-Q2 time frame offered by Sony earlier this year.
The update brings the standard KitKat goodies, including improved performance, better memory management, wireless printing support, white status bar icons, and the full-screen “immersive” mode, but as usual, Sony has made quite a few changes of its own. There are new versions of the company’s apps such as Messaging, MyXperia, WALKMAN, Album, Smart Social Camera and more, new launch animation and live wallpaper that match the user interface on the PlayStation 4, and a tweaked status bar and quick settings page that’s more customizable. Also included is the option to install and use third-party themes that customize the interface in different ways.
Expect the update to reach your device over the next few days, though you can always try to pull it from the Update Center app or Sony’s PC Companion software on a PC.