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Software Update for Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra Is Being Rolled out, It’s Not Android 4.3

Sony has announced yesterday that a new software update is being rolled out for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, the two devices that just hit the US market. Unfortunately, it’s not the highly awaited Android 4.3 update, but just a maintenance update that is just another Android 4.2.2 build.

The new software update for Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra comes to fix certain bugs and improve the smartphones’ overall behavior.

Sony announces that the maintenance update is meant to re-calibrate the display to “ensure viewing experiences remain bright & bold,” enhance the battery life, and improve the email sync and download speeds.

The software update for the Xperia Z1 will also improve the smartphone’s camera algorithm, and Sony’s Smart Social Camera platform. The update also promises smoother Xperia camera apps, “particularly Burst Mode, Superior Auto, AR Effect and Sweep Panorama.”

On the other hand the Xperia Z Ultra update brings optimized touchscreen sensitivity, addressing “both finger gestures and writing / sketching with pencils, metal pens and selected styluses.”

As a reminder the Xperia Z1 is Sony’s flagship for the second half of 2013, packing a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7 MP camera with Sony G Lens, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD support.

On the other hand the Xperia Z Ultra is Sony’s competitor for Galaxy Note 3, sporting a massive 6.4-inch full HD Triluminos display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of microSD-expandable storage, and an 8 MP camera with no LED flash.

As usual, the new firmware update will be first pushed to the unlocked Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra units, so if you purchased your device from a carrier you would have to wait at least a couple of weeks.