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Sony's been on a slow roll lately, steadily pushing KitKat to various Xperia devices. Today marks the release of the 4.4.4 update for the Xperia M2 and M2 Dual, which also brings some additional functionality by way of Sony-specific tweaks.

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  • 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 live wallpaper across the lock and home screens
  • Better storage choice – you now have the option to easily move applications from internal memory to SD card – we recognised the need to have more control over your content… as something particularly useful for devices with slightly less space
  • 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, Smart Connect, TrackID, What’s New, and Battery STAMINA Mode, Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies
  • And proving pretty popular, now totalling 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

See? Just look at all that stuff. As always, rollout timing and availability depends on a number of factors, including region and carrier. Thus, if it's not available to you just yet, don't stress. It'll get there. Eventually. We hope.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Fun fact: my mom's Xperia M still has 4.1, and the update center shows no system updates available even though it should be at 4.3

    IDK what do I do

    • Ibrahim Yusuf

      update manually, via the PC companion application

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Tried it - it couldn't find any updates and said mon's XM had the latest version available

        • bongo7

          has your mom asked for the update?
          she may be ok with version 4.1 lol.........

        • human_error

          Could be carrier specific firmware has not been updated - have you re-flashed to a carrier-free version?

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Her device never was a carrier-specific one, Russia gladly doesn't suffer from that

        • Ibrahim Yusuf

          The application XperiFirm shows that the Xperia M (C1905) is still on 4.1.2 (15.1.C.2.8) in Russia.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Does it wipe anything during flashing via this method? Her M is not rooted and doesn't have an unlocked bootloader, so she has basically no real way of backing stuff up

          • Ibrahim Yusuf

            Sorry, I didn't research good enough the first time. 15.1.C.2.8 is 4.1.2.
            I edited my comment

          • Ibrahim Yusuf

            yes it wipes everything AFAIK

  • ash

    Why no screenshot? May be no test device?

  • Surya

    What about kitkat update for xperia m