Sony Mobile claims Xperia Z5 family won't receive Meltdown and Spectre patches

Sony Mobile claims Xperia Z5 family won't receive Meltdown and Spectre patches
If you happen to own and use an Xperia Z5 series smartphones, you'll probably be disappointed to hear Sony Mobile won't provide a patch for the most recent Android exploits: Meltdown and Spectre.

Although many smartphone companies have already patched their flagships, Sony Mobile has a completely different approach (if any). In a reply to an Xperia Z5 Premium owner, a Sony Mobile rep said that the smartphone won't get a security update to patch Meltdown and Spectre exploits.


Since the Xperia Z5 Premium won't receive the security patch, it's likely that neither of the Xperia Z5 family smartphones will get it. It's unclear why the Japanese company has decided not to patch its handsets against these exploits, but since we're not here to judge, let's just say that it's a weird decision.

source: Sony Mobile UK (Twitter) via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Display 5.5 inches 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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