As you probably know, the Sony tablet that was announced in February runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but the Sony Xperia Tablet Z users will now be able to update their slates to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The update which will change your firmware to version 10.3.1.C.0.136 and besides that you will get a couple of highly-anticipated features we’ll talk about in a minute.
The Android 4.2.2 update for Sony Xperia Tablet Z is rolling out OTA, but you can also plug your tablet into a computer and download it using Sony’s PC companion. If you choose the first method you might want to have your terminal connected to a WiFi hotspot, given the size of the firmware update.
Just like it happens with any other firmware update, the Android 4.2.2 update for Sony Xperia Tablet Z is rolling out in phases, thus, if you haven’t received the software update notification, you might have to wait a couple of days. Of course, you can also check for the update manually by heading to Settings > About tablet > System Updates and furiously hit the Check for Updates button until the guys at Sony realize you really want the update and send a special software delivery to you.
On a more serious note, the Android 4.2.2 update for Sony Xperia Tablet Z brings all the Android-specific features like DayDream, Multi User, Lockscreen Widgets, or the Quick Settings button in the notifications area.
Besides all the aforementioned features, once you update your Xperia Tablet Z to Android 4.2.2 you will be able to enjoy the latest version of Sony Media Apps, the new my Xperia app (lost phone tracking app), customizable navigation bar, new widget functions, and support for 64 GB microSD cards.
The Sony Tablet Z is the latest tablet released by the Japanese company, sporting a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, and shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass, while being underpinned by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU.
The 10.1-incher also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal storage (expandable using microSD cards), while weighing 495 grams and being 6.9 mm thin, making it the thinnest tablet currently available on the market.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z also comes with a non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery, while sporting all the connectivity features worthy of a modern tablet: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, IR blaster, NFC module, and microUSB 2.0 port.
While most of the tablets have 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras, that Tablet Z comes with a 8.1 megapixel sensor with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, and support for shooting 1080p@30fps videos. It’s like Sonny really wants to embarrass you and make you use your tablet for taking photos. On the other hand, the more-useful front-facing camera has a 2.2 megapixel sensor, also capable of recording 1080p videos.
Have you received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on your Sony Xperia Tablet Z WiFi? Please let us know in the comments section below.