Owners of certain high-end Xperia devices may want to check for updates today, as Sony has started rolling out Android 4.3. To be specific, these devices are the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z.

You can check the complete changelog below, quoted directly from the Sony Mobile blog:

  • Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience

  • Launched with Xperia Z1, we’re now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to these devices – our signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder

  • We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and…

  • Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* – a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, offering seamless access to both local and cloud content

  • The launch of our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – more on this soon…

  • The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony’s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business

  • Battery STAMINA Mode – updated version of Sony’s power management app, now withrefreshed interface and more smart options for prolonging battery life

  • Increased user control for Xperia Tablet Z, with “Restricted Profiles”; option to createisolated, secure spaces with individual local storage, home screens, widgets and settings

Like with all Android upgrades, the actual availability depends on the country and cellular carriers. Sony will also be providing 4.3 Jelly Bean updates to the Xperia SP, T, TX, and V smartphones in the future. Android 4.4 KitKat is also headed to many of the company’s devices.

[Source: Sony Mobile]

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