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Sony Xperia Devices First to get Android 4.3

Sony Xperia Devices First to get Android 4.3

Sony has announed that their Xperia devices will receive the Android 4.3 treatment almost immediately following Google's announcement of the new update to the Android platform yesterday. Sony reported that Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra will relceive the Android 4.3 update.

Sony Xperia devices will be amongst the first to get the Android 4.3 update. / © Sony

They also confirmed that the rollout of 4.2 for Xperia Z and Xperia ZL devices is ''well underway,'' and that the Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z will start receiving 4.2 from early August. If they are getting the 4.2 treatment first then we can assume it will take a little while longer to roll out 4.3.

Interestingly though, Sony also announced they will be skipping the 4.2 update for some devices, and hopscotching them directly to Android 4.3. Now, this makes a lot more sense, consdering there's now two updates many Sony devices don't yet have, but why they don't just do it for all devices that haven't already received 4.2 is a bit peculiar.

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Some Sony devices will jump straight to Android 4.3 from 4.1 / © NextPit

The news is then followed by a rather impotent apology for the slack response to updates for Sony devices, saying they are ''aware the process hasn’t been as succinct or as timely as you might’ve expected.'' Getting the jump on the Android 4.3 rollout must be an attempt to make amends for this.

Do you have an Xperia device? Are you happy with this news or disatisfied with Sony's update record?

Via: Xperia Blog Source: Sony

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  • Android 4.3 is causing issues with Nexus 4. lets hope it would not cause issues with Xperia

  • No news yet Hussnain, I'm afraid. If you read the Xperia blog the comments there debate whether or not the T will be one of the few that jump straight to 4.3 - some say yes, others say it'll be the SP instead. But Sony did say 'devices' so it's likely the T will get 4.3, but when we don't know.

  • Does anyone know if the Xperia T will get the new 4.3 update? In 4.1.2 the home page lags a little when using the weather widget and the music widget. Hopefully they will release 4.3 for the Xperia T and this will fix the issue. Also when in browser and you press home the applications take a little while to load up which is really annoying. This is supposed to be a really fast phone with no lag, Hopefully they choose to install it on Xperia T aswell!

  • That is the biggest news for today to me.

  • I think it will all depend on how quickly they can get the new 4.3 update out to their premier devices. Everyone else can wait I guess. But you would think if they're trying to apologize for slack updating they should bump the 4.1 devices first!

  • Interesting statement, however it doesn't mention what devices will skip 4.2 and get 4.3 instead. I have a Xperia T and while I am happy with 4.1.2, it would be nice to know if they plan to update this device at all or not.

  • I Havent Got The 4.2 Update Yet On My XZ... Many Peeps Having It Already Since 2 Months But I Have The Generic UK Version And Peeps Are Telling Me It Is The Last On The Update List... Im Bit Disappointed On That, But Would Be Happy If I Get The 4.3...

    Hope They Release It Soon, Cant Wait!

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