It has been a while since KitKat 4.4, Google’s latest Android OS, has been in the market. Some of us have seen it, while others are still waiting for a barrage of devices that come with a preinstalled version of the operating system.

Google showcasing Android KitKat statue outside its offices

By the way, Sony has released a new line of Xperia smartphones with 4.4 KitKat installation. I don’t have a detailed insight on the OS, but from what I heard, things are looking pretty innovative. If you are interesting in making a purchase, or perhaps seeing a live demo at your local cellphone vendor, ask him/ her for Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 Compact devices. The trio has been made available with the latest operating system.

For the rest of the smartphone owners, the availability and OTA (over-the-air) upgrades will vary in regards to the company service providers and their respective schedules. People, who have already tried the device, say that the developers have added the following perks:

  • Tweaked Status Bar
  • Standard Interface Upgrades
  • Quick Settings Bar
  • Updates to the device’s native display portfolio

The smartphone companies will be further tweaking the 4.4 KitKat Android OS as per their agreement with Google. This is to ensure that the new operating system can offer a line of features that are suitable for the mobile brand name in question.

Since each smartphone company has its own unique interface, button placement, home menu and etc., therefore Google released a general version of the operating system and left it open ended for smartphone developers to further optimize.

By the way, Sony Entertainment Network is now also part of the new Android OS. In case you have used the new top of the line Xperia phones, please share your thoughts through the comments section below’ they will be highly appreciated.