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Android 4.4.2 OTA for the Google Play edition Sony Z Ultra rolling out

Show stopping bugs addressed in the bump to KOT49H

We still don't yet have the URL for side loading, but the 4.4.2 OTA for the Sony Z Ultra GPe is starting to push out. We knew an update was coming "soon" to fix some of the issues we've seen with the phone, and we saw the LG G Pad — the other new Google Play device — get its own update today. Sony and Google have managed to get the software updated before the devices gets into too many hands.

It's confirmed that the 444MB update fixes the security settings bug, the app uninstall bug, the clear data bug and random issues with Google Now voice commands. 

We're up all night to get lucky try and find the URL for this one (I gotta have it myself) and we'll update when and if we come across it.

Update: Nobody can seem to capture a standard URL for this one, but thanks to sfagundes. we have a mirror for side loading. Grab it here. Thanks, Sean!

Thanks, Matthew!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

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  • Spot on!! Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5
  • I wish Samsung would release kit kat for the note 3. Posted via Android Central App
  • It seems all the note 3 owners are super loyal to their phones lol
    Just sayin' kind of wish I had that phone Sent from my Nexus 7 2013
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  • We're up all night to get lucky! I love that song!! It's so true, lol. Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5
  • I wonder if the moto x will get 4.4.2?
  • I wonder when they will fix Google play services!! It's killing my battery... And when I saw reviews in Google play store there are hundred of thousands people with the same problem... F*ck google! My last phone with Android!!! They are joking with their customers... My note 3 is dying 2 times faster than iPhone..!
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  • I rather deal with random bugs than having to stroke each and every key and only with the option of speaking if I'm lazy to stroke every key.
  • Don't be so proud of that technologicial wonder, the ability to browse apple's app store is nothing when compared to the powet of the android. I find your lack of faith in android disturbing.
  • Mayb if they had a big screen version of the iPhone & more customizablility options like launchers & etc Posted from My GNote 2 via AC App
  • Extened battery then: I wish I could feel your pain, but I only get 5 hours on my smoking Galaxy Nexus which is why I pack a second battery for it. Otherwise feel free to send me your Note 3 and I'll use it. Yes Google should fix the battery draining issue with Google Play service but in the meantime just roll with it. EDIT: Plan B - other than packing a second battery or using an extened battery - wireless charging
  • On Sunday my battery drained super fast, and although I didn't use it as much yesterday(Monday) my battery seem to perform just as good or maybe even better..
    I didn't know about all this you're talking about. I did force stop Google play and services due to a installing bug when I was doing updates.
  • It's google now, every time I enable it it sucks my battery dry for some reason with wake locks. It's only been happening since kitkat was released and the app updated around that time. I have a Note 3 as well, same thing happens on my Nexus 10. Disabling google now fixed the problem for me. I don't even have location reporting on.
  • Yeah dude, but I use Google Now all the time.. So this is not working for me... Don't know why it takes so much time to fix it.. It's since KitKat...
  • Google Now isn't killing the battery any faster than usual on my Moto X running KitKat. Usually get about 16 hours of battery life with 5 hours of screen on time. Heavy use. And this is with a measly 2200 mah battery.
  • Was looking for a source for the it asbestos disobeyed they've posted all the source files already.
  • Signed zip available for download here: