Sony announce plans to update to Android 4.3

Alan O'Doherty
July 25, 2013

Sony has announced that several of its handsets will soon begin running the recently released Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

The company confirmed on its blog that the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra will all be running Android 4.3 in the near future but the company has not offered a timetable for rolling out the new update.

Sony has also suggested that it will be looking at updating some of its older handsets running Android 4.1 directly to the new 4.3 operating system but has not provided details on which devices this will affect.

The announcement was made this morning, less than 24 hours after Android 4.3 was released. Sony also acknowledged in its blog post that its update of the Xperia range to Android 4.1 in 2012 didn’t meet many customers expectations, meaning that the pressure is on to deliver the upgrade to Android 4.3 in time to keep consumers happy.

While Google’s Nexus line will undoubtedly be the first devices to update to the new version, other handset manufacturers will be racing to bring their devices up to speed, and Sony’s early announcement suggests that it is committed to being among the front runners for adopting Android 4.3.


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