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Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now

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Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now
Last month, we informed owners of Sony’s Xperia SP, Xperia T and Xperia V that their smartphones were about to get official updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (while the Xperia SP should also receive KitKat at some point).

Unfortunately, no update has been rolled out yet to any of the three smartphones. What’s more, Sony Mobile’s official website is still listing Android 4.3 for the Xperia SP, T and V as being ready for launch in December 2013. That’s not nice, Sony, really. You could at least update the handsets’ support pages with new estimated release dates.

Meanwhile, if you’re the adventurous type of user, leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROMs for the Xperia SP (C5302 / C5303) and Xperia T (LT30p) can be downloaded from the XDA Developers Forum. Only owners of devices with unlocked bootloaders can install these unofficial updates, though. You'll find links to the threads containing the ROMs below.

Here's hoping that the official updates will arrive in the near future!

Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now

Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now

Sony still lists Xperia SP, T and V Android 4.3 updates as being scheduled for December 2013. But only leaked ROMs are available now

sources: Sony Mobile (1), (2), (3), XDA Developers Forum (1), (2)

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 16:02 1

1. fadingdust (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Dec 2013)


Thanks for following up on this guys - I've been refreshing that damn page every day of this year.. *sigh*. This is what I expected when I bought Sony in the first place - their 4.1 update was 2-3 months late last year (into Feb) as well.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 16:08

2. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, I guess customers will just have to wait until the next December 2013.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 16:09 2

3. flexile (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Also worth mentioning, a new build for SP, T and V was certified few days ago, meaning that there were bugs on the firmware that was meant to release on December.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 19:18 1

4. jan25 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Needless to say, they still haven't delivered their scheduled update and that is bad business for them.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 20:40

5. aranauser (Posts: 58; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Ohh no.how could you forget xperia S?it was flagship.too bad sony

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:16 1

7. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


they can't update it because of Qualcomm stopping support for the snapdragon s3 soc. the sony acro s and ion are also in this boat. so is the htc one s c2. sony and htc need the official board support packages and drivers for them to update their devices and with qualcomm no longer developing these for the s3 soc. no more support to newer versions of android

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 01:13

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Well that's Fked... buyer beware

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 21:15

6. robocopvn (Posts: 199; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


It's not a flagship phone, but surely it's not the mid-end one. With MSM8960T, Dualcore Krait, 1GB ram, and Andreno 320 GPU, Xperia SP can run the next 2 version of Android I believe. And yes only of Sony want to update it :D

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:52

8. Rajanvir (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


every day i visit SONY website to check this since december and i always got this(nothing) for my SONT XPERIA SP

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