Sony has now officially acknowledged the roll out of Android 4.3 for is year-old Xperia SP by updating the smartphone’s product page. Interestingly, it might not yet be the end of life for the device as the company is still considering a future Android 4.4 update.
Yesterday saw the arrival of Android 4.3 on some Xperia SP devices in Australia, heralding the eventual release of the update in other regions as well. Sony is now giving everyone a peek into some of the major changes that the update will bring, aside, of course, from the jump from Android 4.1 to Android 4.3. These changes include a shiny new user interface and homescreen for the device as well as updates to Sony Media apps like WALKMAN, Album, and Movies. The update also introduces Sony’s Smart Social Camera and other camera apps as well as a new version of its Battery STAMINA Mode.
What is interesting to note in that product support page is Sony’s Android version timeline for the Xperia SP. Android 4.4 is marked as under investigation, whereas it was previously said to be for future version. Although it does sound like a demotion, it still leaves the door open for a possible update in the future, whether near or distant. Of course, Sony could also decide the other way after investigating the situation.
If the Xperia SP does end up getting Android 4.4, it might still take a while. Sony will most likely be focusing its resources on pushing out Android 4.4 for more recent devices like the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. If it doesn’t happen, owners might have to look elsewhere for their KitKat fix, though at this point even CyanogenMod isn’t supporting it yet.
VIA: Xperia Blog