Remember the Sony Xperia SP? It's not getting an official KitKat update
posted by Peter K. / Sep 10, 2014, 5:56 AM
However, it seems that the Sony Xperia SP will never receive the chocolate firmware update. This information straight from the horse's mouth, as Sony confirmed that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will be, unfortunately, the latest and final firmware version for the device. This way, the Xperia SP joins the ranks of the Samsung's Galaxy S III, its 2012 flagship, and a whole plethora of other Android devices from the past one or two years that are otherwise capable of handling KitKat pretty well (courtesy of a custom ROM, that is), but are doomed to remain on Jelly Bean, at least officially.
Galaxy S III. Then again, Sony's UI is significantly lighter than Samsung's TouchWiz, but in both cases, neither device is receiving the sugarey Android version.
At least officially, that is.
- Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 2370 mAh(13.23h 3G talk time)
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This phone has the same specs as the moto x, more than capable
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:00 AM 5
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This phone will still win over iPhone 6 and plus.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:02 AM 16
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I feel sad to Xperia XP and SIII users. Waiting for update that will never come forever. I know how it feels like. At least now the wait is over and official, no need to wait anymore.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:02 AM 2
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They can now install a custom rom and feel the freedom. I'm gonna do that when support and warranty for my G2 are over. :)
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM 0
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Sony is messing up.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:21 AM 0
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Some devs care about it by releasing CyanogenMod, but Sony fans don't care about CM :(http://www.xperiablog.net/2014
Read the comments.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:49 AM 0
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I just wrote Sony a few days ago to either stop 'investigating' the 4.4 update, or release it already. I guess they thought it was good business strategy to promise this update for almost a year then admitting not to have worked on it at all. I came from Motorola Defy with great expectations to Sony and the SP (it was by far the best bang-for-buck phone I could afford last year), now I am also rooting against Sony: they are capable of making the most stuffed phones (Z1/Z3 Compact, Z2/Z3) which they overprice (see OnePlusOne, Nexus5), release mediocre midrangers, also overpriced (Moto G, Asus Zenfones), then spit old customers in the eye with lack of update. Nof if only Motorola/Lenovo could get their s**t together and have the Moto G released in all of Europe properly.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:53 AM 0
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That's Android, gentlemen. Ex-consumers are only nuisances.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 8:35 AM 0
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Really pathetic to get only 1 year of slow update support from Sony, they used to be good with updates and the last update the gave the SP on my wife's phone stupidly removed shortcuts from the notification bar like turning on mobile data, which I could not believe they did, as it was such a backwards move.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 7:02 PM 0
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