A new Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update is rolling out for the HSPA+ Sony Xperia E3 smartphone with the build number of 18.4.A.2.13. The new iteration comes with bug fixes, performance enhancements and improved power management that results in better battery performance. The firmware is arriving for the D2202 variant. You can check the model number by turning the phone on, navigating to the ‘Settings’ followed by ‘About Device.’
We already know Android 4.4.2 for coming with a bevy of features including the transparent status and navigation bars, wireless cloud printing, new color emoji support, immersive mode, full screen album art from the lock screen, performance enhancements, updates to the native Sony apps and more.
Today marks the first day the Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. Sony are not announcing whether the E3 is receiving the 5.0 Lollipop or not. It’s one of the few phones to not have any confirmation on whether it will or won’t be supported.
The new build is only available to install from a computer. You must use the PC Companion application to find this update. Additionally, locate the USB cable for connecting the phone to the computer. You should know that future wireless updates are still possible. OTA updates roll out in stages to everybody, which means that some of you will be waiting longer than others. You can navigate to the Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates