Sony Xperia SP might be updated to Android 4.3 in the near future

Sony earlier this month started rolling out official Android 4.3 updates for six of its devices. The Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra were the first to be updated. The Xperia Z, ZR, ZL and Tablet Z followed.

One of this year’s Xperias that was left out was the Xperia SP. But fret not, SP users, as it appears that Android 4.3 for your handset is coming very soon.

A new firmware build (12.1.A.0.253) fort he SP was certified just two days ago, and XperiaBlog reports that this should be an Android 4.3 build. Moreover, an XDA user from Hungary, who seems to be an official beta tester for Sony, recently posted a screenshot showing that 4.3 Jelly Bean is already running on his Xperia SP.

It’s expected that all versions of the Xperia SP (C5302, C5303 and C5306) will be updated to 4.3, although exact timing will probably depend on carrier and country.

As reported back in November, the Xperia SP should also get Android 4.4 KitKat, but only starting 2014.

sources: XperiaBlog, XDA Developers forum

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Xperia SP
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2370 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3



19. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

SP update??? Ha ha ha...bloody published the fake news and didnot give the update still to Z/ZL and SP will get it in 2016...maybe

20. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

18. Daviddroidan

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

hey guyz will anyone tell me that whether we can move apps to sd card in 4.3 version of jellybean??

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

My ZL and Tablet Z have been updated to 4.3 already and it is just fantastic. I'm sure SP users will get the same stuff.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

My Z haven't got the update yet, why Sony?

10. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

you're from southeast asia? india? i heard those countries always get the update late...atleast for sony

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm from Malaysia.

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It depends on the area you live in. Mine is still 4.2.2 but we will receive it soon.

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

My friends Z got it some time ago here in Finland. Btw nice phone.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Let's hope that we will receive it tomorrow.

21. Daviddroidan

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

hey plz help me whether we can move apps to sd card in 4.3 version of jellybean??

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Near furure = When sony relase Xperia SP3 >_

13. yudi.nemesis unregistered

let's see who is right you or sony.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Following Sammy... Great!!!

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Well, OEM commitment towards OS updates has certainly improved. Wish they would stick a little bit more to the stock look though.

17. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

compared to touch wiz or zoe, the xperia ui is pretty light

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