Xperia Gallery update

Android 4.4-powered Sony phones on the way?

An over-the-air update for Sony's Gallery app is rolling out to Xperia phones today, updating the app to to version 5.4.A.0.12. The update includes performance enhancements and "various" improvements for Sony's PlayMemories service. But more interestingly, the changelog notes that the new version adds "updates for Android 4.4/KitKat." As Sony doesn't currently have any Xperia phones running the latest flavor of Android, this is a sure sign of future devices being prepped with the new OS version. (Indeed, one of the preview images for the app shows a KitKat-style notification bar with a new battery icon and font.)

After loading the updated Xperia Gallery onto a Nexus 5 we've already spotted one such change — the app supports KitKat's immersive mode for fullscreen viewing. Besides that, the app functions much as it did before. Recent leaks have pointed to a Sony phone codenamed "Sirius" appearing in the near future with KitKat onboard, so we'll be watching out for that as Mobile World Congress approaches.

Xperia owners can grab the new Gallery app from Sony's Update Center app on their devices.

Xperia Gallery Xperia update

There are 4 comments

crispybbq says:

The left-hand screenshot as seen in the Update Centre has all-white icons on the status bar... as is required for KitKat...
edit: derp, the same screenshot is in the article.

SirBobaFett says:

Yeah buddy, gimme that tasty kitkat.

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LB LB says:

I wonder if except for google apps (like the camera and gallery), people can somehow get apps from other manufacturers and allow to install them on other devices.

razo316 says:

I got an Xperia Z T-Mobile phone. It seems I don't have the update. Is it all of them or depends on carrier.

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