As disappointed as we were seeing the otherwise outstanding Xperia T2 Ultra break the ice with Android 4.3 out the box a few months ago, it was pretty obvious right off the bat Sony would give the mid-range phablet a nice makeover treatment before you could say KitKat.
And will you look at that, the “next Sony User Experience upgrade for Xperia T2 Ultra & T2 Ultra Dual starts right about now”, as the OEM bluntly puts it in a fresh blog post. Granted, KK will be making its way to your devices in the routine staggered manner, so “right about now” doesn’t mean now for all.
But worst case scenario, you’ve got a few weeks left to play the waiting game. This time, knowing full well you’ll win. The prize? Oh, it’s good. It’s big, juicy, chocolaty and filled with performance optimizations, UI tweaks, an overall more intuitive user experience, wearable gizmo compatibility, cloud integration and refreshed portfolio of native Sony media apps.
Now, sure, the T2 Ultra is no Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rival, regardless of the Android version it supports. But with KitKat, a 6-inch 720p display, 7.7 mm wasp waist, quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 chip, 13 MP camera with LED flash, 1 GB RAM, 3,000 mAh battery and sensible $350 unlocked price point, it’s a bang for buck champion.
Speaking of bang for buck champions, Sony has made official the names of its next two low-cost phones due for Android 4.4 revamps: the Xperia E1 and M2. The ETAs remain under lock and key, but they’ll be “back with more information soon”, and so will we.
Via [Sony Mobile Blog]