Sony Xperia SP gets update, but not to Android 4.2.2

Sony Xperia SP gets update, but not to Android 4.2.2
The Sony Xperia SP has received a firmware update to build version 12.0.A.2.245. And this update is available regardless if your Xperia SP features HSPA+ or LTE connectivity (models C5302 and C5303 respectively). We'd love to tell you that this update is bringing Android 4.2.2 with it, but alas, we can't. After downloading and installing the update, your Sony Xperia SP will still be running Android 4.1.2. And while you might be feeling sorry for yourself, think about all of those poor Android owners rocking a phone running Android 4.0.4.

So what exactly is the new firmware update bringing? How about a transparent menu/notifications bar, another row of settings in the notification panel and some small apps. To grab the update, you can sync your handset with your PC and use the Sony PC Companion to download the new build. If you've updated the aluminum clad mid-ranger and want to talk about it, leave us a comment in the box below!

source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia SP
  • 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)



1. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

if its not Samsung, its not getting updated

9. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Are you sure??? I hope thats good enough to open your minds

19. AadyRizvi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Where is the 4.3 update for S3? where is the 4.2 update for S2 Plus?

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Why not jump to android JB 4.3 just like Samsung did. I gave a thumbs up for Samsung for updating their phones. they are the best android OEM when it comes to updates

3. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

On the Sony official blog, they stated that their are updating the Xperia SP straight to 4.3.

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That great news

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They will do this when 5.x is released. Sony is consistently decent at making promises.

8. yudi.nemesis unregistered

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Thank you for sharing friend

13. yudi.nemesis unregistered

You're welcome

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Have they fixed problems with camera captures looking terrible yet? That and low sound volume are the only things holding this phone back.

15. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Also bad Wi-Fi reception and problems with touchscreen...

20. AadyRizvi

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Wi-Fi & touchscreen problem has been resolved with the .245 firmware update.

5. RsKsp unregistered

its like a value pack for sp . coz sony is planning to update sp dirctly to 4.3

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Where did you get that from!!

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sony's improving a lot as Sammy. Sounds good.

16. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I think PhoneArena should do another camera test to find out if the SP's camera has improved already. Same with the other Xperias which were given a very low score. :(

18. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Got mine updated.. yup, same android version.. just some enhancements on sony's part.

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