The Sony Xperia Z was officially introduced at CES 2013 in January and released on the market a month later. Sony’s flagship was launched running Android 4.1.2 out of the box, but now we hear that T-Mobile is finally rolling the Android 4.2 OTA update for Xperia Z.
While other high-end smartphones have already received Android 4.3 and some manufacturers are planning to bring Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as possible, the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z is now getting updated to an Android version that it’s over a year old. Of course, this is not entirely Sony’s fault, because the Japanese company released Android 4.2 for international Xperia Z five months ago.
Back in July, Sony announced that the Android 4.3 update for Xperia Z will be released in a month, but here we are, mid-November, and the firmware update is nowhere to be found. Of course, the Japanese company was talking about the unlocked terminals, so I won’t even bother thinking when T-Mobile will push Android 4.3 to their Xperia Z customers. Sony might also bring Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z, but we would have colonized Mars by the time it’s released.
The Android 4.2.2 OTA update for T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z will change the software version from 10.1.1.B.0.166 to 10.3.1.E.0.191. Even though an official changelog is not available, hear that you will get lockscreen widgets, Daydream, Quick Settings in Notifications area, actionable notifications, and other such goodies and improvements.
If the system update message didn’t pop up in your notifications area yet, then you can manually check for Android 4.2’s availability for your terminal. Do to so you must go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and hit the Check for Updates button. Of course, this is a staged roll out, so not all T-Mobile Sony Xepria Z users will get Android 4.2 in the same time. Some of you may have to wait a few more days.