Sony’s Xperia E1 and the Xperia E1 Dual are getting Android 4.4

Sony is slowly but surely rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for its devices. Over the past couple of months the company has regularly provided updates on this process and most of its supported devices are now running on the latest versions of Android. Next in line are the Xperia E1 and the Xperia E1 dual. The company has confirmed in an official blog post that both these devices are now receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Everything that we have come to expect from Android 4.4 KitKat is going to be included in this update, KitKat primarily brings some performance improvements and user interface tweaks. Sony has also made some changes to its custom software to improve the overall user experience.

Sony on Friday has started rolling-out Android 4.4 KitKat updates for its Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual smartphones. Sony had launched both these smartphones with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean earlier this year in March. The company made the announcement via its blog, along with the complete changelog that the update will include for the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual, apart from the platform optimisations thatAndroid 4.4 KiKat offers over Jelly Bean. First up, Sony has put in a tweaked Status Bar as well as Quick Settings, apart from a new PlayStation 4-inspired user interface with a sleeker launch animation and live wallpaper across the lock and home screens. Just like the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra, the option to move apps from internal memory to SD card has been included in the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual. Sony says the Android 4.4 KitKat update will upgrade the native app portfolio (including Messaging, Smart Connect, TrackID, Sony Select, Battery Stamina Mode, Walkman, and more) to their latest versions. Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual users will also get access to Xperia Themes and downloadable UI packs from Sony Select.

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By Louie Baur

+Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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