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" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh(19.17h 3G talk time)



2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

This move surely will save Sony from the bottom it's dwelling rn.

4. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Sony phones are still a thing?

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sad to hear. Come on Sony!

13. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

since the patches affect the performance of the device, the already heating s810 will suffer even more i guess.. thats why sony is not releasing.. if that's the reason i totally agree with sony and looking at their upgrade records, they're pretty good.. infact one of the very few manufacturers to offer oreo in many of their devices..

14. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

No surprise. Android phones are not known for getting updates.

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