If you own the Sony Xperia M2 you ought to lookout for a new message arriving to the notifications panel alerting you of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update. The software update comes with the firmware build number of 18.3.1.C.0.21 and it comes with a revamped phone dialer, Google security patches, bug fixes and some features to the Sony native apps. You’ll have an updated version of the Weather application, a fix in for the delayed audio among other features. Check the Sony PC Companion for immediate downloads.
The 4.4.4 number marks the last stages of Android Kitkat. Since most of the features from Kitkat were patches in the earlier 4.4.2 build such as wireless printing, new location menu, full screen album art from the lock screen, new color emoji and white status bar icons, we know the final stages focus on creating a faster and smoother ROM experience. We don’t predict the M2 finding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update so enjoy this as it could be the last software update of significance.
As you know, updates rollout in phases to owners, so you may find it today or in the near future. You ought to install it using the WiFi and not the mobile data to avoid unwanted data charges, network traffic and slower speed. You can anytime navigate to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check For Updates and see if it’s waiting. Furthermore, it’s a great idea to put the installation on hold if you are away from the house.
Those preferring to kick things off straight away want to tap the “install now” option followed by “download” and wait until it finishes.
Let us know in the comments if you are already running the latest iteration and what you think. Does it come with the fixes you wanted or are you still faces issues with the software? All users should notice a more stable operating system.
Those into customizing will surly want the root access. We’ll look into finding a way to unchain the OS away from the default factory restrictions as soon as there’s something available.