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Aug
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Sony has shared in a blog post the beginning of its KitKat rollout for the Xperia E1 and E1 Dual. The update will include the usual goodies that come with Android 4.4 along with some changes to Sony's exclusive software. The company has provided a changelog of what to expect, and it's identical to the one it posted for the Xperia T2 Ultra.

To briefly recap what may soon hit an Xperia device near you, this update contains a tweaked status bar, revisions to quick settings, a theme that matches that of the PlayStation 4, and an improved ability to move files from internal memory to a micro SD card.

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When the OTA will hit users depends on their location and their carrier, so it may still be a while before the update notification appears. Hang tight.

Source: Sony Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Sruly J

    Slowly and steadily the pie chart for Android distribution will be going in favor of Kit Kat (although these devices are coming from 4.3 which as of last month was at 9%) speaking of which, they're taunting me by not releasing updated stats.

  • Rock

    The Xperia SP is waiting for the same treatment.

    • Deonix

      We can only dream of a bug free 4.4.

      • C64

        Same for the Xperia T.

  • MeanDroid

    😉 Amazing, that Sony is capable to updating the little budget E1 to kitkat.
    😂 And Samsung is refusing to give the Kitkat update to the S3 lol

    ☺Good on you Sony 👍

    • C64

      Amazing how Sony dropped her firmer flag ship 'the xperia T' with a very buggy and final 4.3 update. The Xperia T died a soon as they had released the Z.

      Good job Sony. Never again i will by a phone frome Sony again

  • Deonix

    And the much powerful Xperia SP is stuck on a buggy 4.3. So buggy that most use 4.1 because it's better. Sorry but the reality is Samsung and HTC (which i use) update. Motorola as well- but only in the last 2 years, before Google it was a mess-. LG and Sony suck with very late updates. LG seems to have turned to updating but i'm not taking the chance.
    They updated the LG OG flagship from 4.1 directly to 4.4 after almost 2 years since the launch.... make it irrelevant.
    On the upside. +1 more reason to buy the E1 as a backup device .