Android KitKat Rolling Out To Sony Xperia T2 Ultra And T2 Ultra Dual


Sony has started updating its mid-range phablet Xperia T2 Ultra and its dual SIM variant T2 Ultra Dual (read our review) to Android KitKat 4.4. Android KitKat itself doesn’t need explanation. It enhances performance of the device. With this update, Sony has tweaked its NXT UI with new notification bar, new animations across home and lock screen which are similar to PS4 UI. The significant change this update brings is that it enables Xperia T2 Ultra to connect with Sony SmartBand SWR10 and Lifeblog app. Sony is also updating all the native apps on T2 Ultra. So far, the company has managed to keep its promise on the updates. Sony has also mentioned that Xperia E1 and M2 with their respective dual SIM variants will soon get the KitKat update as well. We’ll keep you updated once it begins.

Official changelog of this update,

  • Google’s Android 4.4; KitKat as standard – bringing performance & UI optimisation…
  • We’ve added our tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings… now more intuitive and customisable (and pretty easy on the eye)… cleaned up to ensure you only get the notifications you really need
  • If you’ve got a Sony PlayStation 4, you might recognize our new user interface – we’ve added the same sleek launch animation and livewallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, TrackID TV, Sony Select, Smart Social Camera and…
  • Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* – a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, better download speeds, and more!
  • And proving pretty popular, now totaling over 2 million downloads (!) – our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – skin up to 280 assets across your Xperia smartphone with a variety of styles…
  • Compatibility with our SmartWear Experience; SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog app – enabling you to record social, physical and entertainment activities and have them all visualised in a beautiful interface… reminisce at that past, make the best of the present and plan for the future