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Sony Xperia SP might be updated to Android 4.3 in the near future

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Sony Xperia SP might be updated to Android 4.3 in the near future
Sony earlier this month started rolling out official Android 4.3 updates for six of its devices. The Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra were the first to be updated. The Xperia Z, ZR, ZL and Tablet Z followed.

One of this year’s Xperias that was left out was the Xperia SP. But fret not, SP users, as it appears that Android 4.3 for your handset is coming very soon.

A new firmware build (12.1.A.0.253) fort he SP was certified just two days ago, and XperiaBlog reports that this should be an Android 4.3 build. Moreover, an XDA user from Hungary, who seems to be an official beta tester for Sony, recently posted a screenshot showing that 4.3 Jelly Bean is already running on his Xperia SP.

It’s expected that all versions of the Xperia SP (C5302, C5303 and C5306) will be updated to 4.3, although exact timing will probably depend on carrier and country.

As reported back in November, the Xperia SP should also get Android 4.4 KitKat, but only starting 2014.

sources: XperiaBlog, XDA Developers forum

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posted on 26 Dec 2013, 03:33 2

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, OEM commitment towards OS updates has certainly improved. Wish they would stick a little bit more to the stock look though.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 12:16 2

17. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


compared to touch wiz or zoe, the xperia ui is pretty light

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 03:35

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Following Sammy... Great!!!

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 03:48 1

3. fouadqr (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Near furure = When sony relase Xperia SP3 >_

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 06:01 4

13. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


let's see who is right you or sony.

www.sonymobile.com/id/software/phones/xperia-sp/

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 05:02

7. anleoflippy (Posts: 294; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


My ZL and Tablet Z have been updated to 4.3 already and it is just fantastic.
I'm sure SP users will get the same stuff.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 05:21 1

9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


My Z haven't got the update yet, why Sony?

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 05:37

10. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


you're from southeast asia? india? i heard those countries always get the update late...atleast for sony

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 06:20

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm from Malaysia.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 05:39

11. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


It depends on the area you live in.
Mine is still 4.2.2 but we will receive it soon.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 06:14

14. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


My friends Z got it some time ago here in Finland. Btw nice phone.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 06:25 2

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Let's hope that we will receive it tomorrow.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 04:32

21. Daviddroidan (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


hey plz help me whether we can move apps to sd card in 4.3 version of jellybean??

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 02:02

18. Daviddroidan (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


hey guyz will anyone tell me that whether we can move apps to sd card in 4.3 version of jellybean??

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 02:42

19. unmaskedfalesh (unregistered)


SP update??? Ha ha ha...bloody published the fake news and didnot give the update still to Z/ZL and SP will get it in 2016...maybe

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 02:59 1

20. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


psst, buddy, I think you missed this:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-launches-Android-4.3-updates-for-Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR-and-Xperia-Tablet-Z_id50654

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