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Sony rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia E1 and E1 Dual

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Sony Xperia E1Sony wasn’t kidding back when it upgraded the massive Xperia T2 Ultra to the newest, tastiest flavor of Android, announcing at the same time KitKat would be coming “soon” to the much smaller, much humbler Xperia E1.

The entry-level four-inch smartphone, although packed with just 512 MB of RAM, is receiving Android 4.4 as we speak in territories worldwide, shaming Samsung, which is incapable of roling out KK for far more popular handhelds featuring twice the memory. Yes, we’re talking the “international” Galaxy S3.

It’s needless to point out all the hardware advantages the GS3 holds against the E1, albeit it is true Sony launched the $105 budget champion one and a half year later than Samsung did the S3, in both single and dual SIM flavors.

By the by, the E1 Dual is itself in line for a bundle of performance and UI optimizations including, among others, tweaked Status Bar and Quick Settings, wireless printing support, Emoji improvements and a complete overhaul of Sony’s native app portfolio: Smart Connect, Walkman, Battery Stamina Mode, etc.

The number of Sony devices brought up-to-date software-wise has thus grown to nearly a dozen, though that doesn’t stop the Japanese from always looking to improve and address the needs of as many customers as possible. Ergo, Xperia M2 and M2 Dual’s Android 4.4 KitKat updates are reportedly around the corner.

Via [Sony Mobile Blog]

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