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[FTF] Sony Rolls Out Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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While Sony is still struggling to provide KitKat for some of their mid-end phones from 2013 (still pending investigation), owners of flagship devices from this Japanese OEM should feel happy right about now. Sony has started to roll out an update to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z bringing the latest Android 4.4.4 on board and fixing lots of bugs present in earlier firmware revisions.

When Sony released a KitKat update back in May, more than a few users have been complaining about bad battery life (not a big surprise) and a few additional minor issues that forced them to revert to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Sony was pretty slow in addressing the problems, but after four months, the OEM has f. . . READ ON »

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[OTA Captured] Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z Now Receiving Official Android 4.4 KitKat

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Despite being one of the most developer-friendly OEMs, Sony isn’t quite known for its timely Android firmware updates. But despite this, Sony has already managed to update its 2013 flagship devices to the latest version of Android.You may recall that a little over a month ago, Sony “indirectly confirmed” their plans to officially update the Xperia ZXperia ZLXperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z to Android 4.4 KitKat sometime this month. Now with just a week and a half left in May, Sony is finally making good on their plans by rolling out the official KitKat goods to the aforementioned last generation devices.

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z to Receive Official KitKat Update in May

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It’s no secret that although Sony is one of the most developer-friendly OEMs, they aren’t exactly the most expedient in delivering firmware updates to their Xperia devices. But despite the delays, Sony has already updated its 2013 flagship devices to Google’s latest tasty treat.

When Sony issued its last round of KitKat updates, the OEM also laid out a projected Q2-2014 timetable for its 2012 flagship devices. Now, Sony has gone ahead and confirmed this—albeit somewhat indirectly. And just like what we heard before, the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z will indeed be receiving the official KitKat love in Q2 of this year—more specifically, next month. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.3 Rolling Out to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z

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In the past few months, Sony has been quick to demonstrate its willingness to work with the aftermarket development and enthusiast communities by publishing experimental unskinned builds for various devices. At the same time, they’ve also pushed out official firmware updates at a relatively quick pace, even for some older devices. To that end, the company has been rolling out official Android 4.3 updates to many of its past Xperia devices over the last few weeks. And now, the company is adding four more devices to the official Android 4.3 mix: the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Zperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z, two of which saw a leaked build just 11 days ago.

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Android 4.3 Rollout Imminent for the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z

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Just yesterday, we covered how Android 4.3 had begun rolling out to the Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. The release surprised no one, as we recently saw Android 4.3 leaks for the   and the , both of which were met with great user response. Now, Sony appears to be ready to continue this trend, with impending updates for the latter two devices (the Xperia Z and ZL), as well as updates for the Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z.

As discovered by Xperiablog.net, Android 4.3 (build 10.4.B.0.569) has just obtained certification by the PTCRB regulatory commission for the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z. This certification is an essential step in OEM-issued u. . . READ ON »

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Sony Pushes Envelope of Developer Friendliness Once Again, AOSP KitKat for Xperia L

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For quite some time now, we’ve been continually impressed by Sony’s efforts to appeal to the development community and its power users. In fact, ever since Sony’s AOSP experiment with the Xperia S last summer, the company has kept to its promise of providing as many resources as possible for those creating aftermarket development work for Sony devices.

Now, Sony has some new treats for developers just in time for the Holiday season. The company has now released AOSP device trees, binaries, and build details for the Sony Xperia L, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, and Xperia S. And the fact that this was even tested on Android 4.4.1 makes this all the more impressive.

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Planned 4.3 and 4.4 Upgrades for Current Sony Xperia Devices

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Ever since the unveiling of Android 4.4, the question that is hounding almost everyone’s mind inevitably turns to when (or if) their OEMs will break them off a piece of that KitKat bar. We first heard that the current Nexus stable, as well as a few other devices, would be first in line for the update. Now, Sony has decided to weigh in on the upgrade path for many of its current devices.

First off, Android 4.3 will be rolling out to various Xperia devices such as the Xperia ZXperia ZLXperia ZR, Xperia Tablet ZXperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1. This rollout will take place starting next month, but naturally it may vary by market and carrier. Some time after that rollout, the Xperia T, Xperia TX, an. . . READ ON »

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Xperia Tab Z AOSP GPS Fixed, Open Source Android Performance Tweaks, WP8 Interop Unlock – XDA Developer TV

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The AOSP GPS woes of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z have been fixed! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about an open source performance control app and news about an interop unlock for the Samsung Ativ S.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video talking about the problem with open source software, and later he released a video talking what Facebook is doing to help make developers’ lives easier. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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AOSP GPS Woes on Xperia Tablet Z Fixed

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If you’ve got yourself a shiny new Sony Xperia Tablet Z and have loaded an AOSP-based build, you have probably noticed the lack of GPS functionality. Thankfully, these pains have now been solved.

The fix comes (indirectly) courtesy of the new, official Sony 4.2.2 release using updated libraries. Using these libraries, XDA Senior Member nycbjr was able to achieve working GPS last weekend, as chronicled in this post in the official CyanogenMod for the Xperia Tablet Z thread.

Nycbjr’s patches (12) were submitted and accepted to the CyanogenMod Gerrit, and should be disseminating into all of the derivative works in due time. Furthermore, nycbjr’s own ROM already has the fix . . . READ ON »

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