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Sony Sheds Light on Plans for Device Updates to Android 4.3 and Android 4.4

XPERIA Z1

We don’t have many Sony device owners here, but should at least get the message out for anyone that might be concerned. This morning, Sony discussed its plans to update several devices to Android 4.3, and a few devices to Android 4.4. As for Jelly Bean, it appears that Sony should have the Android 4.3 update available for seven different devices within the next month, which includes the Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, and even the Tablet Z.¬†

Once that is all said and done, only five devices (for right now) will receive an update to Kit Kat. The devices that should see Android 4.4 are the Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z, Z Ultra and Xperia Z1.

Given the nature of updates and carriers, Sony didn’t want to get too specific with their dates, but they mention more information will be available soon.

Via: Sony

  • chris_johns

    sony makes some really nice looking devices…its a shame we only see them in articles

  • David Foggia

    Someone explain to me why Sony is suing Google? I actually have no clue

  • Bob

    Wow, the Xperia Tablet S is a whopping 13 months old now, and already it’s off the radar screen. I guess at least it got one generational update, from 4.0.3 to 4.1…

    The original Tablet S got many updates, most of them versions of Honeycomb. But it seemed Sony cared about improving the device. I was hoping the same would be true of subsequent tablets. Wishful thinking on my part, it would seem.

  • yellowflash94

    I would refrain from even touching another sony decvice after their bs with Rockstar and trolling the patent system. I think Sony should be marked as the enemy. They want to sue google for android yet they produce products using it.

    • Mark Mann

      so let me ask, if you are the only one to disagree with a rule change at your job, does that rule change not happen?

  • Cael

    It can’t vary that much by carrier since its barely on any…

  • Balansi Kherwyn

    Wow, Sony is stepping up their game.

    Kudos!

  • Shaunwin

    I thought Sony was suing Google? They want their cake and eat it too! Ridiculous!!

    • duke69111

      if I were google, I would bitch slap Sony.

      • michael arazan

        Should kick them out of the Handset Alliance, tell them to go use windows or ios since that is who they showed their true allegiance too

  • JDub

    They will give you a date right after they get done suing Google.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Lmfao this made me laugh so hard. It’s crazy how hypocritical Sony is. Guess they want more $ one way or another smh

      • Brandon Dean

        You do realize they are only one company that is a part of that consorteum, the others being Apple, and Microsoft? If Apple and Microsoft want to sue, and sony doesn’t, then they are going to sue, because sony is the minority vote.

  • kynyrd synyrd

    isn’t sony part of the rockstar consortium? how is it that they use android but also attack it?

    • Adrynalyne

      You know, even if Sony protested the lawsuit, they are but one part. It would still have moved forward. Nothing in business works on unanimous decisions.

      People read too much into Sony being part of the consortium.

      • chris_johns

        thankss youuu…someone with a brain…although i enjoy arguing with you im always do agree with much of what u say…i hate nonsensical posts

  • Rick Lopez

    Sony makes cellphones?

  • mustbepbs

    Sony has some of the worst device names out of any OEM. When I see all of their Z’s and L’s, I have no idea which is which. It’s so confusing.

    • Justin W

      I agree on the Z part, but when there’s an L, it’s for sure an LTE device (at least, starting last year with the Xperia ZL.

      • HarvesterX

        So, a Sony on Verizon’s network would be the XLC? (CDMA)

        • Justin W

          No. I don’t know why I got downvoted, but the Xperia ZL is the Xperia Z with LTE. Don’t know why they did it that way, but that’s how they did it.

    • zachos

      This may be helpful -> http://www.xperiablog.net/comparison/ … but, obviously very telling that one needs a sortable spreadsheet to figure it out!

  • MikeCiggy

    Would love to get a Sony phone especially the waterproof one, on Verizon, someday.