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Sony Xperia SP's Android 4.4 KitKat update now "under investigation"

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Sony Xperia SP's Android 4.4 KitKat update now
Launched in the first half of 2013 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, Sony's Xperia SP can now run Android 4.3, thanks to an official software update that’s being rolled out as of yesterday. But will the handset also get KitKat? Well, Sony isn’t sure about that, although for a while it listed Android 4.4 KitKat as a future OS version for the device.

If you take a look at the Xperia SP support page now, Android 4.4 KitKat appears as being “under investigation”, so it’s no longer confirmed as coming in the future.

Needless to say, the Xperia SP is more than capable of running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is optimized to work even on lower-end devices. Even more, the SP hasn’t turned 1 year old yet, so it’s still a relatively new handset. The bottom line is that Sony has no reasons not to updated it to KitKat. So let's hope that an update will be available in the near future.

Sony Xperia SP's Android 4.4 KitKat update now "under investigation"

source: Sony via Xperia Blog

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posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:16 2

1. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

And it will be released next year. Right?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 19:51

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

or CANCEL it

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:23 4

2. umerkhan (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

WTH Sony you r not suppose to do this.I believe this phone must go 4r Kitkat,if not,then you will lose most of your loyal fans.Because lots of guys think that this phone is a JAM of 2013.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 10:45

3. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

why son why???????????

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:35

4. kamen (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

Well it is clear that they're about to cancel it.

Worse, though: THEY DESPERATELY DELETE ALL 4.4 RELATED POSTS FROM THEIR FORUM. As if they could stop the "will be cancelled" news from spreading. Pathetic! Just as the WiFi coverage of the SP.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 13:01 1

5. Sheharyar13 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

Well after seeing this post one thing is clear....this is my last sony phone and i'm never gonna buy a sony product again even if they update the sp to kitkat....f___ y__ sony!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:00

6. iLoveAmexica (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

same with meee!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:22

7. Pepper.Piper (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

Me too

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:31

8. Genersis (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 May 2013)

If it does get the update, it will be the phones last update.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 19:29

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4334; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm not a die hard Sony fan...nor am I a hater. I'm just going to be happy with with they bring. cause what I have works.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:54

11. somic19 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

Give us one valid reason why there is a possibility of Sony Xperia SP can no loger update to Android 4.4 KitKat? Other entry level phones with atleast 512 mb can run this then how come SP can't? I've been a sony user since 2005 simply because of durability and constant updates in OS and now this? Come on....

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:10

12. pyradark (Posts: 884; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Give me a reason, why can't people can wait for the right time, what you pay is what you get!!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 05:20 1

14. moeedamjad (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

I would like to request Sony Management to please review their decision about under investigation Xperia SP for 4.4 KitKat. This is very nice device and have full capability to handle KitKat. People still have lot of interest in this model.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 09:37

15. Zhephyr (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Please update this..for the user and for those who would still buy this.

lets get movin so our voice willbe heard

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:59

16. omkar_87 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

I have been big fan of Sony products.
recently I came to know they are selling laptop business,and this is all because,Heavy prices,only for brand Name.
I had Sony experia,couldn't get single update on my phone after Android eclairs !
Recently bought Moto G,& in 1 hour phone was updated from jellybean to kitkat.
Certainly Sony is loosing their loyal fans,and going down the line in business.
Considering the price difference between Sony and other brands,Sony's phones are expensive with price higher 10-15k,in same range,are they competing with Apple ?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 12:08

17. CharlieRumney (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

My Sony Xperia SP doesn't have an undate yet on my update centre, what can I do?

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 10:47

18. Zhephyr (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


posted on 26 Oct 2014, 09:07

19. safii92 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2014)

This is a midrange phone bulls**ts S2 & S3 also doesn't have a update kitkat 4.4 -,-

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