Sony has always been slow in updating their devices to the latest version of Android. While Motorola has already updated the Moto X to KitKat, OEMs like HTC and Samsung have promised to update their flagship devices to KitKat by January end. Sony, on the other hand, has only confirmed the devices that would be getting the KitKat update.
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T-Mobile has finally begun rolling out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the Sony Xperia Z, five months after it first reached the international version of the device. The update began its rollout today, November 19, and it will continue to reach handsets over-the-air until Wednesday, December 18.
Camera Awesome, a hugely popular camera app with over 20 million downloads on iOS, is now available on Android. It’s packed full with a ton of great features that help you get creative and take better pictures and videos with your smartphone or tablet.
Sony has this week confirmed its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans for Xperia smartphones and tablets. If you have a recent, high-end Xperia device, then you’ll be eligible for both updates — and you can expect the first to start rolling out “from next month.”
Sony’s latest high-end Android-powered phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra, was revealed back in June, and now both Three U.K. and O2 have officially announced that they will carry the device starting from today. The handset is available to purchase in-store from both carrier’s, as well as online from O2. Unfortunately, it will not be available online from Three U.K. until October 18.
Sony finally put weeks of rumors and speculation to rest and made its new flagship Xperia Z1 official this week. Like many of the Japanese company’s most recent smartphones, the Xperia Z1 is water-resistant, and it boasts a 5-inch 1080p display.
Its biggest selling point, however, is its 20.7-megapixel rear-facing Exmor RS camera, which Sony insists is the “world’s leading” smartphone camera.
The Sony Xperia Z may be struggling to compete with the Galaxy S4 in many markets, but in Japan, it’s a big seller, and its popularity has helped Sony’s smartphone sales grow. The Japanese company today revealed its fiscal Q1 2013 earnings, which include 9.6 million smartphone shipments — up from 7.4 million in Q1 2012.
T-Mobile’s new summer smartphone promotion is a scorcher: The carrier has eliminated down payments entirely and dropped the price of all devices to $0. Even the latest handsets like the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z are included in the hot new deal, which the company announced today.
But there is a catch.
Sony has today revealed its Android 4.3 upgrade plans for Xperia smartphones and tablets. It’s good news if you own an Xperia Z or one of its many variants, as well as the Xperia SP — all of which will get Android 4.3 at some point. Sony also says it is looking at “uplifting some of our other devices running 4.1 direct to 4.3.”
The Sony Honami, the Japanese company’s next flagship smartphone, has been pictured again ahead of its official unveiling. Many expect this device to be a much-improved Xperia Z, and when you take a look at the shots, it’s easy to see why — it looks almost identical.