After going on record with concrete Android 4.4 KitKat update plans for a raft of spanking new devices currently running Jelly Bean, Sony has turned its attention to a few older and more technically modest gadgets, indirectly confirming they’re also due for software bumps.
First, a little refresher. Based on official statements from the Japan-based OEM, the Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra and Z1 handhelds and the Xperia Tablet Z are expected to take the KitKat leap of faith, but not before Android 4.3 Jelly Bean hits them all starting next month.
Technically, that means the quintet could score a certain Nestle-branded chocolaty treat as early as January 2014, though no one’s so naïve to think Sony will roll out 4.3 and 4.4 upgrades in consecutive months. Thus, it’s likely that owners of the gizmos will be left in the dust until next spring.
Meanwhile, after doing a bit of investigative work on Sony’s support web pages, the folks over at Xperia Blog seem very certain the Xperia SP will follow all the above and up the software ante to Android 4.4 sooner or later.
The Xperia T, TX, V and ZR may or may not join the KitKat party, with Android 4.4 apparently “under investigation”. Translation: in testing, so if nothing goes awry (and we don’t see how it could), the four are next in line.
Only let’s be frank, it’s all very much down the road right now, as even the most optimistic scenario would see the SP, T, TX, V and ZR secure KitKat sometime next summer. After all, they’re due for Android 4.3 updates first as well, meaning Sony employees are to have their hands exceedingly full for the foreseeable future.
Oh, Sony, it’d have been so much easier to just skip 4.3. It’s not like it brings so much to the table, right?
Source: Xperia Blog