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Android 4.3, JellyBean Update Rolls Out to Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZQ and Xperia Tab Z

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
December 23, 2013|11:19 am

The Android 4.3 JellyBean update is now rolling out the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xpera ZQ and Xperia Tab Z.

The new software brings various improvements to these devices including a slightly updated UI, updates to Sony native apps and the addition of the Sony Smart Social camera. An updated version of Stamina mode is also now available and gives users new options to extend their battery life.

This same update rolled out for the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra last week.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now available for several Sony devices including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia T and Xperia V in the form of a new ROM.

A group of developers known as the FreeXperia team released unofficial KitKat builds of CyanogenMod 11 for all of these Sony Xperia devices this week. They are also working on upgrades for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

The official CyanogenMod 11 build is still not available. These unofficial versions are potentially unreliable at this time so they should be downloaded and installed with caution.

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Various reports from XDA members state that the latest build for the Xperia Z is working efficiently. All those installing these ROMs should possess a good amount of technical knowledge.

Sony recently revealed its plans for rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat and 4.3 JellyBean to many of its more popular devices including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Z1.

The company confirmed that the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V would all receive Android 4.3 earlier this year and has already made good on many of those promises.

 

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