Sony has notoriously been blamed for been slow when it comes to upgrading their existing devices to the latest version of Android. However, looks like the company is wary of the outrage it has faced and this time has come out first among any renowned OEM to release a list of devices that would be getting an update to recently announced Android 4.3.
You can check out everything that is new with Android 4.3 in our post here.
All the variants of Xperia Z such as Z, ZL, ZR etc will be getting an update to Android 4.3. Here is what Sony wrote on its blog to confirm the news:
Hi everyone, a quick note on our software roadmap…
So, Sony’s Jelly Bean 4.2 upgrade for Xperia Z and Xperia ZL is well underway* – next up, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z will start receiving 4.2 from early August.
Yesterday you probably saw Google announce the next version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) – we’re already getting stuck in and can confirm we’ll make 4.3 available for: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra…
We’re also looking at uplifting some of our other devices running 4.1 direct to 4.3 – we’ll share more info / deets / timings when we can, so be sure to follow @SonyMobileNews for all the latest.
We just hope that now Sony has made the announcement, they can walk the talk and release the update soon.