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Xperia Z and ZL get Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in Canada, Xperia SP to Android 4.3

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 11 months ago

The Sony Xperia Z is the latest device on the Android roster to find itself on the receiving end of a juicy KitKat 4.4.4 update. Sony announced the Android 4.4.4 patch via Twitter, and said will be coming to the Xperia ZXperia ZL, Xperia ZR & Tablet Z. Read on to find out what to expect from the latest patch. Update: Canadian users with Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada will be getting the Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z, along with Xperia ZL owners.

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Android 4.4.4 is coming to the full range of Xperia Z devices. / © ANDROIDPIT 

Update: It seems the rest of the world with an Xperia Z already has the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, however, as per Sony Xperia CA Twitter account, it's coming to those Z devices in the Great White North for providers Bell and Virigin Mobile Canada. If you haven't gotten the latest update to this version of Android, then you are likely to get it in the near future. Another device in Canada to get the 4.4.4 update are the Xperia ZL, with Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada as well. To be able to get the update, you will need the Sony PC Companion installed. So far, there's no news about any of these devices getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. 

We previously mentioned that the Xperia SP would be getting Android 4.4.4 KitKat however this was an error that Sony Canada published. The device will be receiving Android 4.3. Sorry for the confusion.

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There seemed to be bit of a mix up with Sony. / © Sony

U.S. Sony Android Update news

Sony already upgraded this set of devices to Android 4.4.4 in the US. In a recent tweet Sony stated that the update will bring improvements to the battery, Wi-Fi & email, as well as the typical bug fixes and security updates. 

We don't know which carriers pushed out the update first, but we'll provide you with more details when we get them. For now, just keep checking the software update section in Settings, under the About Phone subcategory, to see if your handset is ready for the update. 

Are you eagerly awaiting Android 4.4.4 for one of your Xperia Z devices? Do you notice any improvements?

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.


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