Sony details plans for Kit Kat and Jelly Bean

November 7, 2013
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Sony recently began teasing some Jelly Bean and Kit Kat updates. That was little more than Sony promising and update next week with more details about Android 4.3 and 4.4. Well, next week has arrived and so has that status update from Sony. There are still some specifics that will need to be spelled out, however Sony has offered some rough timelines and some specific devices.

Beginning first with Android 4.3, Sony has said Jelly Bean will be coming for the following devices; Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1. The update is set to begin next month, but here is where we still need to see more detail. Sony has also made it clear that "software rollouts are a phased process – timings & availability may vary by market / carrier."

Shifting over to Android 4.4 and it looks like Sony has plans to bring Kit Kat to five devices. Those five are all being pulled from the 4.3 update list, which means these handsets have at least two updates coming down the line. That said, the devices include the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and the Xperia Z1.

Similar to the warning about the Jelly Bean updates, the same "software rollouts are a phased process" line was given for the Kit Kat updates. Bottom line here, while specific dates have yet to be given, we can only hope these updates arrive before the next major release of Android, which at the time has yet to even surface in rumor form.

SOURCE: Sony Mobile


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