Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony has kicked off the roll out of Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z1 Compact in Russia, Italy and Indonesia, according to a report over on the Xperia Blog. Not only are we seeing the latest firmware be released into the wild (although slightly limited) for the Z1 Compact, but the Z1 and Z Ultra have also been certified.

The build number for these Android smartphones is 14.4.A.0.108. Unfortunately, there's no changelog to go with the update, so if you happen to come across anything new post-installing the update, be sure to let us know in the comments.

Update: And here's a changelog:

  • New simple home launcher from Xperia Z2
  • New Xperia Home launcher (version 6.2.1.A.0.11)
  • TV Sideview app (could be a regional app)
  • More stable UI and usual performance enhancemts

Cheers, Aunurag, for sending in the link!

Source: Xperia Blog


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Sony starts Android 4.4.4 roll out for Xperia Z1 Compact, also certified for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra [Update]


There have been other firmware's that have been certified for the Z1s and nothing was ever pushed to the phone.

This is why we can keep buying tmobile exclusive models they just can't sell enough to keep them updated remember the lumia 810 3 month shelf life and no update ever

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Wow Sony are on the ball this time round. Hopefully they'll be getting the L release on a quicker schedule than they usually do for previous releases.

And nothing on the z. Great. So glad I got rid of my Sony for a NEXUS 5. At least the wife doesn't really care about updates.

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So are you enjoying the nexus more than the xperia z? I was contemplating doing the same.. But i am enjoying my Z1S so much more now that i have root.

I personally love my Z1 over any Nexus device I have owned. Especially now that Timeshift Video(120 fps) has been ported to the Z1 family.

It's a good thing I managed to get rid of the z1s. That thing was riddled with bugs and 2 months later nothing has changed. The m8 is treating me much better with no bugs in sight.

I should have just kept my HTC One (M7) which was already on kit kat when I got the Z1s, and they have already guaranteed that the M7 and M8 will be getting the new Android L within 90 days of it being released. Good ole HTC, I can jump in two months so I'm going back to HTC!

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Sony phones are nice, but I wanna see that they're on the ball and maintain support for at least 2 years after you purchase a device.

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They don't have to support for 2 years. They're only obligated to support their devices for 18 months. They're definitely doing a good job. The Z, ZL and Tablet Z have all gone from 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and now 4.4. I'd say that's pretty good.
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Will this fix the severe battery drain issue that came with the 4.4.2 update? OR will I still need to wait for an updated Google Play Services update?

Hi there, i just got the new update 4.4.4 for my z1 compact in Saudi Arabia.
Sony rocks and in the right track :)

I jumped from the z1s to the g2 I really gave some a fair shot but I jumped to the g2 because it had everything but an SD card slot... So I am happy now just a shame that the z1s didn't live up to the potential I thought it had... Still no kitkat

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