Sony has officially announced that the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OTA Update is currently being rolled out all over the world for the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphones. The update is also being pushed out for the Xperia Z2 Tablet, too.

With Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for Xperia Z2 has the firmware build set to 23.0.1.A.0.167. It comes with tons of improvements and new features that should offer you one of the best Android experiences up until the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Xperia Z2 in 2015.

This new KitKat 4.4.4 will add the following major feature for your Xperia Z2 device: PS4 Remote Play, new Smart Social Camera applications, Hi-Resolution audio, Ultra Stamina Mode, Quick Settings receiving brand new toggles like Smart Screen rotation, smartwatch remote Bluetooth Unlock and Record Screen. There are tons of other great features and improvements that you will find in this update, so you should make sure to keep an eye on your Xperia Z2 device's Notifications panel in order to install the new Android 4.4.4 update build minutes after the firmware is pushed your way.

It has been confirmed that the update has already been spotted in Latin America, South-East Asia and in several countries across the Middle East. All the other Sony Xperia Z2 users that are based in other regions should be getting the files starting tomorrow. Note that the Android 4.4.4 KitKat build 23.0.1.A.0.167 is being released for Xperia Z2 in phases, so you shouldn't panic in case this new firmware isn't sent your way today.

Sony will most probably complete the Android 4.4.4 roll out before the end of November, so that they can then start implementing and testing the Android 5.0 KitKat firmware before the full roll out that should take place some time in Q1 2015. You can check yourself for new updates by going to Settings> About Phone> Software Updates and then check for new firmware files under System Updates.

If you are notified that the Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now live for your Xperia Z2 device, then you should simply confirm the download process, after that your smartphone will take care of the rest of the process. Tell us in comments if you've found any other major change that isn't listed by Sony in their KitKat update changelog.

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sudashmalli · 5 years ago

we can't see sinhala in kiikat version 4.4.4

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ricky · 5 years ago

Still can't received update 4.4.4.......... why

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nldasha · 5 years ago

Tethering has been broken on my Telstra branded tablet.

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Trisha · 5 years ago

My apps became huge.... How to reduce that

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Moh'd Shbeita · 5 years ago

be careful guys, my mobile is totally not usable after the upgrade, it keeps crashing and lagging conintuously every 5 or 6 minutes.
i am going to drop the mobile to the support to fix the software ! yet they gonna charge me.

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Laith Ahmad · 5 years ago

After updating...
What happened to the files and games?
Still the same or every thing deleted?

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bryan tabar · 5 years ago

i havent recieved anything yet

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Yogendra Singh · 5 years ago

"testing the Android 5.0 KitKat firmware before the full roll out that should take place some time in Q1 2015"

Its ANDROID LOLIPOP 5.0 . correct it plz

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Ed · 5 years ago

This means that we can update without using the PC right? Hope if comes to the

Philippines soon.

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Atsjooo · 5 years ago

I "almost" got it the 4th of november, but only by downloading and syncing from the computer app. Several users, including me, had issues with this(didn't install on phone). So on the 5th it was "in the air" and could be downloaded and installed from the phone. One question, the icon's on the front screen are so much bigger now, Anyone know how to make them smaller?

From Norway btw..

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Leslie · 5 years ago

my app icons are HUGE!!

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Gerhardus Delport · 5 years ago

Still waiting for update in South Africa!

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Darren Mackenzie · 5 years ago

Yeah same here this sucks, we're always last with each everything

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Titus Judah · 5 years ago

I'm in South Africa and I have the latest update. Hate the huge fugly icons now. *puke*

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Gerhardus Delport · 5 years ago

On what network are you? Sony SA Mobile told me the update release date is dependent on each network. I'm at Vodacom and I still haven't received any update!

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Titus Judah · 5 years ago

Hey Gerhardus, am on Vodacom too. If I were you, I'd stick to what you have right now. The new update is full of issues. Camera is laggy, huge fugly icons, removed X-loud, etc. Although there are a few nice features that have been added like screen recording, restarting the phone, etc. I would wait for them to release another update to fix all of these issues.

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Gerhardus Delport · 5 years ago

That is so odd that I haven't received the update yet. I really want the update for the PS4 remote play function.

Naushad Valli · 5 years ago

From S.A and I'm still waiting for an update for the Z2.

lazybugis · 5 years ago

After update, my z2 getting hot.
Anyone facing the same issue?

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Titus Judah · 5 years ago

I had it too. Backed up everything and factory reset my phone. Works perfect now.

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dinoomu · 5 years ago

Canada still no sign of the update!!! >:(

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Niko · 5 years ago

Im in portugal and just got updated, but i would like to take the search bar from home screen and cant :(

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Pedro · 5 years ago

Is your phone operator locked? Does it update even if rooted?

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dj · 5 years ago

press and hold the main screen then press "hide" the search bar.

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Jorge · 5 years ago

Como fizeste o update, por OTA ou com o PCCompanion. É que para o meu ainda não apareceu o update. Está em portugues o teu?

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vraj · 5 years ago

during last point of update pc compainion shows that sony update engine error(1200).... and still i cant update it..... lost of time and internet ...
any solutions?????

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Tabby · 5 years ago

Mine did the same thing though at the bottom of the error message it says to click the link to download of which I am in the middle of doing I shall post back once it's complete

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Tabby · 5 years ago

done but lost root :(

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Naresh Krishna · 5 years ago

The update feels good. They have removed the 'Xloud' for the internal speakers though.

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vraj · 5 years ago

i cant update it ,.... i just brought it before some days ago ...
it shows sony update engine error (1200)...

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Adi · 5 years ago

Hey.. follow this Steps
1 Remove sony companion completely from pc
2 find latest version on Sony companion from official site and install
3 restart pc
4 connect your cell and
download & install.
Enjoy..

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skooal · 5 years ago

Not doing the trick for me in Ireland :(

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