Yesterday it was discovered that the newly-released Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition is suffering from some pretty major bugs, including one that prevents the user from accessing the Security section of the Settings menu and another that causes the device’s software to crash when attempting to uninstall an app. The good news is that Google and Sony are already on it, as at least one user has received an update to Android 4.4.2 that is said to address the issues.
XDA-Developers forum member “cob2004″ has posted screenshots showing that the Android 4.4.2 update has begun making its way to the Z Ultra, weighing in at a hefty 444.1MB and bumping the device up to build KOT49H. After the download and installation dust settled, cob2004 dove right into the new software and found that the update appears to have squashed the two aforementioned bugs as well as another issue related to Google Now voice commands.
The bugs affecting the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition are pretty big, and it seems kind of weird that the device was able to make it to market with such issues. All that matters now, though, is that an update to fix those bugs appears to have started rolling out to users. Obviously this is an update that you Z Ultra owners will want as soon as possible, so be sure to keep an eye on your notification bar in the coming days for this KOT49H bump. And for those that are wondering, the link to download the update directly from Google’s servers hasn’t been discovered quite yet, but Sony has posted the open source files for the update to its Developer World website.