Jun 27 AT 1:19 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

Sony beats even Motorola to pushing Android 4.4.4

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Usually, Motorola is the quickest with Android updates. With the 4.4 KitKat, 4.4.2 and even 4.4.3 updates, Motorola was the first to upgrade its devices – aside from Google, that is. Motorola hasn’t pushed any Android 4.4.4 updates yet, though, and now it’s been beaten to the punch by Sony.

The Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra are all getting the Android 4.4.4 update in Europe. Android 4.4.4 brings almost nothing to the table over 4.4.3 or 4.4.2, as both were mostly bug-fixing updates. However, there are plenty of bug fixes and security fixes to be found, and Sony has improved its camera experience and updated some stock Sony apps as well.

We’ve long known that Sony is pretty good with updates, and even though it can sometimes be a little late, the number of devices it updates is usually staggering. It’s good to see such a fast response to an Android release from yet another manufacturer. If you own one of these Sony devices and you’re in Europe, check for updates. And for those in other regions, you probably won’t have to wait too long for your own Android 4.4.4 update.

Via: Android Police
Source: Sony (Z1), Sony (Z1 Compact), Sony (Z Ultra)

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Stoxystocks

    Shame Samsung can’t roll out updates this fast my note 2 is on 4.4.2

  • jerrbomb

    Good for Sony…

  • Jeff Martinez

    What about the US… I got the KitKat update a couple months ago. I’m in Phoenix AZ on T-Mobile. The jump from 4.4.2 to. 4 would be quite welcomed.

  • Mohak Saxena

    And if you own Samsung “below” “flagship” device, you might wanna wait another decade or till developer release it ! :D
    Then wait for knoX to trip and void your warranty!

    Cheerio shameful idiots

  • Chris

    Still don’t have kitKat for my Xperia tablet.

  • Gary W

    Impressive work Sony. Noted for future phone choice.

  • old news

    & who cares? It’s a small update compared to android L & Sony aren’t on that list

  • devendra

    Finally……Samsung pack up, b’cos father of the Mobile phone MOTO is come back.

  • Des

    I love Sony..! Keep up the good work. A job well done. :)