Sony recently announced an Android 4.4 Kit Kat update for the international variant of the Xperia Z. And while T-Mobile has recently begun rolling out an update for their model of the Xperia Z -- those users will not be getting Kit Kat just yet. T-Mobile Xperia Z users are finally getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, as in the update that was detailed and pulled a few months earlier.
We suppose this is a better late than never type of situation, but the recent Sony announcement has to make it sting just a bit. On the positive side, going from Android 4.2.2 to 4.3 does have some benefits. T-Mobile has shared a rather generic changelog for this update, and note mostly the changes with the Sony branded apps.
Having said that, the changeling includes mention of the following;
- New user interface improvements
- Music Unlimited application has been moved to the Walkman application
- Play Memories application has been moved to Album application
T-Mobile has said the update is already rolling out, and that fact has been confirmed by several user reports. The update measures in at 312MB in size and along with taking the handset to Android 4.3 -- it will bump your Xperia Z to software version 10.4.C.0.808. You'll be able to check that by navigating to Settings -> About phone.
Those carrying a T-Mobile branded Xperia Z should be on the lookout for an update notification. Once that has arrived you will need to be connected to WiFi in order to complete the download, and then from that point it is just a matter of following the prompts. Alternatively, there is an option to download and install the update using a computer, just in case you feel the need to update immediately.