Sony has started rolling out Android 4.3 update to its Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra smartphones. The update brings a few performance improvements along with several new features.
In a post, Sony says the update brings 'Project Butter' performance and UI optimisation as well as an improved graphical experience. Sony has also added the Smart Social Camera to the Z Ultra smartphone. The app, launched with Xperia Z1, allows users to download and access Xperia camera apps directly from the viewfinder.
Sony has improved native apps on the devices to the latest versions - Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select. The update also focusses on Sony's media apps – an improved integration between WALKMAN, Album and Movies apps and its Sony Entertainment Network cloud service.
Sony has added its custom interface Xperia Themes with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select.
Timing and availability of the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra's upgrade to Android 4.3 will vary by market and carrier. You can learn more about the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra here.
It's notable the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra are among select Sony devices scheduled to receive the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update. The KitKat update is expected to roll out early next year. Other Sony devices to receive KitKat update are the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, and Tablet Z. Also check out our Sony Xperia Z1 Review and Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review