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Sony’s Xperia E1 & E1 Dual Get KitKat Upgrades

by Killian Bell | August 10, 2014August 10, 2014 2:00 pm PST


Sony is now rolling out its latest Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades for the Xperia E1 and the Xperia E1 Dual. The software brings performance improvements, visual changes, and the ability to transfer apps to your microSD card.

This is a pretty significant update for Xperia devices — one well worth looking forward to.

In addition to bringing transparent status bars and other KitKat design changes, it also tweaks the Quick Settings menu and introduces a new launch animation and live wallpaper that PlayStation 4 owners will already be familiar with.

Users can take the visual changes even further thanks to Xperia Themes, Sony’s customization engine that allows for quick and easy skinning of up to 280 assets.

Sony has refreshed a number of its built-in apps, too — including Album, Movies, and Walkman — and added new features like Smart Connect, Battery STAMINA Mode, and TrackID. Users also have the ability to transfer their apps to their microSD card to free up internal storage.

Sony has been slowly issuing its KitKat updates for months, starting with its flagship devices and working down to midrange and affordable offerings like the Xperia E1. According to a post on the company’s blog, the devices next on its list are the Xperia M2 and the Xperia M2 Dual.

If you haven’t already received your KitKat update on the Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual, you can expect it to arrive shortly.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...