Sony has announced that the latest version of KitKat is now rolling out to many of its Xperia products with Z in their name. That includes the Z, the ZL, the ZR, and the Tablet Z. For the confused, no, I'm not talking about smearing chocolate all over a Wii U controller. Sony just really likes the final letter of the alphabet, and it's now delivering Android 4.4.4 to four devices all bearing Z in their names. The software version is number 10.5.1.A.0.283.
— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) September 9, 2014
When the company rolled out Android 4.4.2 to this same set of devices four months ago, more than a few users were left regretting the upgrade. People were plagued by battery life issues, but the change log for this release suggests that those problems have now been taken care of. There are also several other enhancements to go around.
- Upgrade to Android 4.4.4
- Better battery performance in some background applications
- Email stability & performance enhanced
- General improvements to MMS, Calendar, Wifi, Contacts & More
- All of our latest bug fixes and enhancements
For more information, here are Sony's support pages.