Sony reveals the list of Xperia devices for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Saturday, July 27, 2013

/ by Aman Banka
After Google announced the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, now it's time for the manufacturers to work upon this new Android OS, and start the updating procedure. This time, Sony has moved very fast and have revealed the list of Sony Xperia devices which will be getting the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in coming months. Sony has also confirmed that, they will be updating some of their devices directly to Android 4.3 from Android 4.1. The list of these smartphones are not yet disclosed, but we may hear some news from Sony in coming days.

Sony Jelly Bean

Android 4.3 is the lastest Android version till date. Google has included many new stuffs on this new version  of Android, like, Restricted profiles, Bluetooth Smart, OpenGL ES 3.0, DRM APIs, Easier Text Input, Hebrew & Arabic RTL, Bluetooth AVRCP, Background WiFi location, Dial-Pad autocomplete and faster user-switching.

Sony is the first manufacturer to confirm the Android 4.3 for their Xperia smartphones, while Samsung and HTC have no plans to release the Android 4.3 update for their smartphones before the end of 2013.

"We're reviewing Android 4.3 to see how this update fits into our plans. We'll be bringing Android 4.3 to the whole line-up.", says HTC.

"Samsung UK will confirm upgrade plans to Android 4.3 to selected Galaxy devices in the coming months", says Samsung.

"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 might also uplift some of our other devices running 4.1 direct to 4.3", says Sony.

List of Sony Xperia handsets, which are confirmed to get Android 4.3,

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