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  1. luke31's Avatar
    08-06-2014 08:14 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Glad they aren't ignoring the device. OP: do you have it? How do you like it?
    08-06-2014 08:27 AM
  3. luke31's Avatar
    Yep. I love it! I currently have the Google Experience Launcher set as default and it looks great. I haven't found any bugs yet.

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    08-06-2014 08:56 AM
  4. Swavek's Avatar
    I hope that more people chime in on how the update is. I'm not sure if I'm reading to pull the trigger.

    Sent from my C6916 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-06-2014 09:02 AM
  5. Swavek's Avatar
    oh question. Luke, did you have to re-enable any apps/services prior to installing the update. my phone isn't root, but I disabled some stuff that I didn't like

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    08-06-2014 09:08 AM
  6. luke31's Avatar
    oh question. Luke, did you have to re-enable any apps/services prior to installing the update. my phone isn't root, but I disabled some stuff that I didn't like

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    Nope. Everything was done easily and smoothly thru the PC Companion App. I didn't get any prompts about reenabling any services. The only requirement was that my phone be charged to 50%.

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    08-06-2014 09:14 AM
  7. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Installed the upgrade about 2 hours ago, seems OK. A few observations:

    1. I'm disappointed that you have to use a PC, no OTA. Not a problem for me but this is the wireless age!

    2. Tested Bluetooth audio and phone functionality in my car......all is well.

    3. All other operations that I use regularly seem to be operating as they are suppose to.

    4. Media volume levels seem to have been boosted for Bluetooth and the headphone/audio out jack......YEAH!

    4. One problem, I can't seem to change the lock screen wallpaper. Anybody else experiencing this?

    That is all for now. Still testing........
    08-06-2014 12:59 PM
  8. Swavek's Avatar
    for me, changing the lock screen wallpaper worked fine. it did, however, give me an option to either use the "Xperia Wallpaper" app or the Album app to change it.

    by the way, I went through the personalization preferences than to lock screen.

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    08-06-2014 01:53 PM
  9. LuvMusic's Avatar
    for me, changing the lock screen wallpaper worked fine. it did, however, give me an option to either use the "Xperia Wallpaper" app or the Album app to change it.

    by the way, I went through the personalization preferences than to lock screen.

    Sent from my C6916 using AC Forums mobile app
    Thanks for the reply........sounds like what I have been trying. Did you use the "Xperia" option or the "Album" option?
    08-06-2014 02:56 PM
  10. Swavek's Avatar
    I tried both and they were fine.

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    08-06-2014 03:36 PM
  11. bobsacomano's Avatar
    Of course, no tap to pay option for Google wallet. Come on T-Mobile, why is it allowed for some phones and not others?
    08-06-2014 06:01 PM
  12. YourMainDude1's Avatar
    Hey is your Sony running slower or heating up after the update? Also I'm getting really slow speeds on T-Mobile with a really high ping.

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    08-06-2014 06:12 PM
  13. bobsacomano's Avatar
    Seems smoother, faster so far. Battery even seems to be improved. So far this is a very good update, except for the disappointment of not having Google wallet tap to pay.
    08-06-2014 07:52 PM
  14. ebensf's Avatar
    Just updated my z1s. Love a lot of the new tweaks. Does anyone know how to make the album artwork take up the entire lock screen like the the nexus 5 while using Google play music app?

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    08-06-2014 09:13 PM
  15. ebensf's Avatar
    Yep. I love it! I currently have the Google Experience Launcher set as default and it looks great. I haven't found any bugs yet.

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    The Google experience launcher is definitely the bees knees on z1s

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    08-06-2014 09:14 PM
  16. marshatherton's Avatar
    What's new? Like any big improvements or software? Also where is this Google experience launcher?

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    08-07-2014 07:29 AM
  17. luke31's Avatar
    What's new? Like any big improvements or software? Also where is this Google experience launcher?

    Posted via Android Central App
    The phone should be smoother, and there are a lot of awesome tweaks to the visuals (especially the transparent nav bar and notification bar). You get wireless printing, full screen mode for apps that support it, and many other subtle changes.

    And here is the link for the Google Launcher, basically the same launcher used on the Nexus 5, making the phone look more like stock android. With KitKat, you get transparent bars.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher
    Here is a screenshot from my device:

    Posted via Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails KitKat 4.4.4 Officially available for the Z1s!-35005.jpg  
    08-07-2014 08:22 AM
  18. experiment 626's Avatar
    So Luke,and everyone else who has updated, would you still recommend using this ? I'm always worried based on Sony's unpredictable upgrade track record.( Like the horrific Xperia Z Kit Kat upgrade.)
    08-07-2014 09:17 PM
  19. marshatherton's Avatar
    First impression. Alot faster. But... Battery life SUCKS.... And, didn't like Google launcher. Sony launcher is.. Simple. Easier.

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    08-07-2014 10:01 PM
  20. the509man's Avatar
    Hello,
    My Z1s is rooted, by upgrading to KitKat will I loose the root? Thanks.
    08-08-2014 06:56 AM
  21. Swavek's Avatar
    I can't speak about the Z1s, but every other android phone that I have owned lost root when updating or the update failed.
    My suggestion is that you un-root it, apply the update than redo the rooting process. Several folks on the XDA forums have reported success in rooting the Z1s post update.
    the509man likes this.
    08-08-2014 07:17 AM
  22. Swavek's Avatar
    For me, the battery seems about the same and the phone is noticeably smoother. As for the google launcher... meh! i didn't like it. trying to arrange widgets and icons on the screen is very annoying.
    08-08-2014 07:20 AM
  23. Swavek's Avatar
    So Luke,and everyone else who has updated, would you still recommend using this ? I'm always worried based on Sony's unpredictable upgrade track record.( Like the horrific Xperia Z Kit Kat upgrade.)
    So far, everything is running very well, better in fact! I haven't stumbled upon any bugs yet.
    08-08-2014 07:21 AM
  24. luke31's Avatar
    So Luke,and everyone else who has updated, would you still recommend using this ? I'm always worried based on Sony's unpredictable upgrade track record.( Like the horrific Xperia Z Kit Kat upgrade.)
    I haven't noticed any bugs as of yet. Performance is noticeably snappier (and I get less home screen redraws) and battery life is roughly the same or marginally better.
    08-08-2014 10:49 AM
  25. bobsacomano's Avatar
    First impression. Alot faster. But... Battery life SUCKS.... And, didn't like Google launcher. Sony launcher is.. Simple. Easier.

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    I completely agree about the launcher. I tried the Google one and went back to Sony immediately. Much better.
    Battery life is better for me.
    08-08-2014 12:29 PM
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