Sony has rolled out a minor Firmware update for its flagship device, the Sony Xperia Z2. But this update is restricted to D6503 LTE variant of the Xperia Z2 in Kuwait, Thailand, Korea and Russia. If you are surprised already, this isn’t something about the Android 4.4.4 update because the phone would still be on Android 4.4.2 and the OS update is a minor one with not many changes.
There is nothing shown in the change log, and you may not need to necessarily hit the update button, because you could wait until Sony announces a major update any time soon, this being the flagship device of the year. Also, if you are using the D6502 International variant, better don’t sit and check for the update because Sony isn’t sending this to your device. While the smartphones from other brands are having the Apps 2 SD feature, the Xperia Z2 doesn’t have one, while the mid-range phablet got that feature via a software update recently.
The build number has been changed to 17.1.2.A.0.314 but the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System will remain the same until next OTA firmware update. After the firmware update, there might not be changes in the device like it does not include the Apps to SD card feature. At present there is no rooting option for this firmware update. So, the users have to wait for bit long time till next OTA firmware update. Though there is a FlashTool FTF which you can use to try it out, and there is no guarantee whether the rooting would be successful or not.
Sony Xperia Z2 was announced in February 2014 and was released in April 2014. The Xperia Z2 was released two months back and within short period of time Sony has decided to roll out the new firmware update. It is powered with 2.3GHz Quad-core Krait 400 processor which is coupled together with 3GB RAM and the phone runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System. The Z2 is powered with Qualcomm MSM8974AB Chipset.