Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Gets Android 4.4.2 With Bug Fixes


I wrote about some of the major flaws affecting the Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra on Monday, but fortunately, these are being fixed with a new Android 4.4.2 update rolling out today. The release weighs in at just over 441MB, and it comes with build number KOT49H.

The update was first spotted by “Cob2004” over at the XDA Developers forum, who has confirmed that it fixes a Google Now voice search bug, the glitch that prevented users from opening the Security menu within the Settings app, and the even more frustrating issue that caused the handset to restart when attempting to uninstall an app.

According to the update’s release notes, it also brings some performance improvements.

It’s still unclear how the Xperia Z Ultra was made available with software that clearly wasn’t ready for public use, but it’s great to see Google addressing this issues quickly. If you haven’t already received a notification to say the update’s available, you should get it soon.

You can also search for it manually, of course, by opening the Settings app, tapping “about phone,” and then “system updates.”