Sony the first to announce its commitment to Android 4.3

Sony the first to announce its commitment to Android 4.3
While Samsung and HTC have steered away from confirming their endorsement of the next iteration of Android, Sony has manned up and confirmed that 4.3 is coming to some of its devices. Among the handhelds that are going to get the new goodies are: Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and, of course – Xperia Z Ultra. The Japanese manufacturer hasn't committed to a specific timetable as far as Android 4.3 is concerned.

Of course, if you've been sticking to Android for a while, you understand that despite this official confirmation, the actual roll out of 4.3 may very well be months from now. It is because of this, that Sony's affirmation that an Android 4.2 update is “well underway” is still relevant. Early August is the ballpark the Tokyo-based company is targeting, with both the Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z next in line to get the now outdated update.

Sony also blogged about the possibility of leapfrogging 4.2. altogether in favor of 4.3 for some older devices. Again, timing and exactly which devices will get this treatment is unknown, but the company has promised to keep us up to date.

source: Sony Mobile Blog

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21 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony always gives the good updates too their new line up. They may be a bit late but they always update their devices unlike HTC.

3. Igneel

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They also said that they'll be more committed in updating their devices. Can't wait to see the improvements :D

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I may have too buy the Z ULTRA when it launches in the U.S. or the rumore HONAMI with the 20MP camera.

6. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Yes! Because Xperia L, the device released this year is getting the update right? Oh wait!

9. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

PA hasn't mentioned it!

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

''We’re also looking at uplifting some of our other devices running 4.1 direct to 4.3''

14. cdgm2509

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

How about the Xperia T?? Getting real tired of your s**t Sony....

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Nice! commitment = result , seldom happens...let's see

4. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Well this new... Sony usually lags behind when it comes to updates. I'm so proud :')

5. yudi.nemesis unregistered

It seems Sony really getting better with the update

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What I wish for Xmas is a REAL XPERIA NEXUS WATERPROOF PHONE.

12. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Xperia Nexus Waterproof Phone i really like that, is that another rumours or what?

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no just on my xmas list for 2013 unless HOPEFULLY for 2014

7. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Talk less do more Sony. Good luck!

8. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Talk less do more Sony. Good luck!

13. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

where the hell is xperia L ??

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Announcement means nothing practically.

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

here for sony..

19. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I love Sony. Love their call quality. Love the feel of their devices. They are among the three manufacturers I would pick if I went Android. But.... Can we put "Xperia" to rest, please?? Done to DEATH.

21. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

putting xperia to rest i just like putting lumnia,galaxy and one to rest

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good Sony you are going better and just competing with Sammy for faster updates. Now I am thinking of buying Xperia ZR.

22. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

*Yawn..... Lg, motorola?

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