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

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.


source: Sony via Xperia Blog

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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)

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18 Comments

1. AppleHateBoy unregistered

And it will be released next year. Right?

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

or CANCEL it

2. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

3. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

4. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

5. Sheharyar13

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 11, 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!!!

6. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

same with meee!!

7. Pepper.Piper

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Me too

8. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

11. somic19

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 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....

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

14. moeedamjad

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

15. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Please update this..for the user and for those who would still buy this. lets get movin so our voice willbe heard

16. omkar_87

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 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 ?

17. CharlieRumney

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

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

18. Zhephyr

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

NO UPDATE FOR SP SO FAR :(

19. safii92

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

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

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