When the Android 4.4 KitKat was released a few weeks ago, it only supported the Google Nexus 5 smartphone. As its flagship handset, owners of other Nexus versions hoped that their own mobile devices can also download the latest mobile operating system. However, aside from the Google brand, consumers of other smartphone and even tablet companies also started crossing their fingers in wishing that their devices can also get the same thing. Since it is that time of the year again, tech experts and reporters already expected that, sooner or later, news articles regarding software updates will be published eventually. And one of the firsts is the Sony Xperia lineup.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Last week, Sony made a promise that it will soon reveal the specific handsets of the Sony Xperia family which will all be getting updates regarding their operating system. Last Thursday, Sony executed that promise. But aside from the popular Android 4.4 KikKat, the company will also include the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for its older mobile phone models. The due date, according to them, will be somewhere next month.
For the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the handsets which will be compatible for update includes the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia SP, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1. Sony will start rolling out these devices with KitKat’s predecessor while the other handsets such as the Xperia V, Xperia T and Xperia TX will be updated with Android 4.1 straight to 4.3 – which are both Jelly Bean versions.
Android 4.4 KitKat
In terms of the latest KitKat version, Sony did not specifically say when it will incorporate the said operating system. But, according to the company, the mobile handsets which have the possibility to be integrated include the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia Tablet Ultra. Of course, owners of the said smartphones and tablets are hoping that Sony roll out the updates sooner than later. These days, it is safe to say that a lot of people have become very excited for it.
Since Sony confirmed that it is planning on updating to the 4.3 version straight from the 4.1, some consumers are asking why the company did not include the 4.4 version too. Well, like the usual way of companies, Sony will probably say that it will need a lot of preparation in testing the software and the update at the same time before they officially make it available in the market. If that is really the case, we really can’t do anything about it. Fortunately, it seems that Google is ardent in including even the lower-end devices to be well-matched for the KitKat. We’ll know more about this when they publish additional information.