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Those of you who own Xperia branded smartphones should take a note on the latest blogpost shared by Sony. Last week, both HTC and Motorola respectively shared Android 4.4 Kitkat update plans. Today, Sony has come forward with its own Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4 Kitkat update plans.
Sony says that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for select handsets will start rolling out next month. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will be effective starting next month for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1. Moreover, the Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V, will be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from next month.
That's not the end of the story, as Sony is also committed to upgrade its top of the line handsets and tablet to Google's latest Android OS. The following handsets: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1, are eligible to get Android 4.4 Kitkat update. However, Sony hasn't stated any specific time frame, as when users would be able to update their devices. The timing and release date may vary from country to country.
The obvious question pops up here is that why Sony is not updating its devices directly from Android 4.1 to Android 4.4.Google has already clarified that the latest version of Android supports handsets having low memory. It is suspected that Sony will take months to update its low and mid-end handsets from Android 4.1 to Android 4.4.
Currently, there are very few handsets that support Android 4.4 Kitkat. Google's flagship handset, the Nexus 5 comes with the latest version of Android. In the coming days, Google will update its entire Nexus lineup and Google edition phones (Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and HTC One Google Edition) to the latest Android OS.
Rumor has it that Google could release Android 4.4.1 Kitkat update soon. Nothing much is known about Android 4.4.1 update. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Source - Sony