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Android 4.3 and 4.4 coming to Sony devices confirmed

Drum roll please! Sony has just confirmed on their own blog which devices will be getting Android 4.4 and the ones to get Android 4.3. Next to the whole series of Z smartphones, even some old Xperia devices are brought along for the ride.

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Android 4.3

Let’s start with what most devices will get: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Before you start hoping you’ll get KitKat, Sony plans on rolling the upgrade out to these devices as of next month, and some of them are even jumping over Android 4.2 entirely.

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia SP
  • Xperia T
  • Xperia TX
  • Xperia V

Android 4.4

Here are the devices that will get Android 4.4 KitKat - a significantly shorter list - and there is no definite plan for when either. However, Sony says that this list doesn’t exclude other devices from eventually getting Android 4.4, since this is to be the ‘first draft’. The confirmed devices are:

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1

Just a reminder that the unlocked HTC One in the USA will be hit with KitKat in 30 days and US carrier variants in 90.

What does this news mean for you? Are you getting some (newer) Jelly Bean or some KitKat?


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    • Sony have the Xperia T (along with a few other devices) listed as ''under investigation'' for the KitKat update. You can wait and see, you can send them an email saying you really want KitKat for the Xperia T (who knows? It might work if enough people do it) or you can flash a custom ROM and go straight to KitKat if you like!

  • Congratulations on having 1 of the most sophisticated blogs I've come throughout in some time! I feel strongly about it and adore finding out additional on this topic.

  • Oh then i am getting KitKat..awesome!!

  • what about Xperia SP. plz confirm

    • Hey@Avinash, Sony have updated their product support page for the Xperia SP to say it will indeed get KitKat. They haven't announced anything but it seems pretty well confirmed to me. Congratulations my friend.

  • this is a good news for me.im pretty excited.using xperia zl right now but plan to upgrade to xperia Z1 next month.faster sony.can't wait anymore for kitkat