Posted on Nov 7 2013 - 9:38pm by Anurag Kumar

Most awaited news from Sony Mobile has just came up about android 4.4 KitKat update on Xperia devices, it is now CONFIRMED that Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z will come very soon thought it is not expected this year obviously due to scheduling of android 4.3 update in December.

Sony Mobile as announced on their official blog that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z will be getting android 4.4 KitKat updates in future though no ETA has be given yet. Strange to see that Xperia ZR has not been named yet, may be they will do in future or they won’t it still remains a mystery.

[ Android 4.3 UPDATE - 7 November ]  

So in a short note we are confirming this as per mentioned by Sony Mobile statement.

We’re also happy to tell you about the first raft of Xperia products that we’ll make Android 4.4 Kit Kat available for – they are: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1*.

Check out Sony Mobile Tweet :-

 

Which Xperia Devices will get Android 4.4 KitKat update and when ?

Android 4.4 KitKat for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z is confirmed. No ETA.

What is Strange here ?

Nothing mentioned for Xperia ZR, C, and SP.

As Sony says that Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1, Tablet Z  are the first batch of devices getting android 4.4 KitKat update so it means we may see Xperia ZR, Xperia SP, Xperia C soon joining the list.

When should we expect it to come ?

As in December Sony is rolling out android 4.3 update for Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Tablet Z, Z1, ZR and Xperia SP, T, TX and V so we may see android 4.4 KitKat update next year in January 2014.

Other Devices which can get android 4.4 KitKat update ?

Other device which have very strong chances of getting android 4.4 KitKat update is Xperia T, TX and Xperia V.

No Android 4.4 KitKat update for :-

No updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Ion, P, J, L, Tipo, Miro confirmed.

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update

Read Official Sony Statement on Android 4.4 KitKat update

Let us know Xperia users, how do you feel after getting this official statement from Sony, drop your comments below.

[ Source - Sony Mobile ]
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  1. sanjaya November 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    how do i feel ? errrm As a Xperia L user..i’m sad and disappointed. since 4.4 Kitkat is optimized for run on 512MB RAM what’s the point of ignoring L from the update? are you sure you confirmed that?

    • Anurag Kumar November 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Don’t you read it carefully, we have added the OFFICIAL SONY MOBILE Tweet on this and Link – http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2013/11/07/on-jelly-bean-4-3-kit-kat-4-4/ Check yourself please.

      Though they are only first batch of products, we may see XSP ZR, C and some others soon adding up to that list

      P.S We are not making the news ourselves lol :P

  2. thorvx November 8, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    No updates for Xperia S?… WTF!

  3. Frank November 8, 2013 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Well I am happy, but I mean the Z1is pretty quick as it is runnin. 4.2.2 it can only get better :-)

  4. Ah Cai November 14, 2013 at 4:04 am - Reply

    How’s about Sony Xperia C C2305 update 4.3 JB and next android 4.4 KitKat ???
    I buyer Sony Xperia C from Malaysia
    Date And Time Buy : 27/10/2013 10.30 AM. This xperia are new smartphone 2013 from Sony 2013..

    I begging you please. I love you sony. Hope you doing. I wish you can do it for xperia c android 4.3 jellybean and next android 4.4 kitkat. Please sir and madam (headboss sony)

    I waiting you sony :-)

    • Anurag Kumar November 14, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

      No 4.3 for Xperia C well it will get directly 4.4 next year after the Z family get it.

  5. kiran November 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    For xperia c users der is no unlocked bootloader atleast give official update to kit kat 4.4

  6. Aqua_Manish December 20, 2013 at 9:19 am - Reply

    This really Disgusting and frustrating…
    If Sony is supposed to stop the support for 2011-12 Smartphones, it simply means they are insulting the feelings of their old customers who have bought these Damn Phones.

    I have read in so many forums that this is all the marketing strategy to bring out the money from the pockets of the customers. To do this simply stop the support for the old phones and launch new phones with advanced hardware and facilities along with the lame excuses that the old phone’s hardware won’t support the new updates.

    But they forget one thing that on one end they might be making money by manufacturing and launching the high end phones but on the other hand (the hidden part) they are losing their old customers. When the customer has his mindset that just after 1-2 years Sony will stop the support for their phones (being assured on the basis of past history), they will never buy Sony at all.

    So if you think this is a Marketing Strategy, you are very much wrong. Because Marketing means to make new customers but also to entertain old customers, to keep and maintain their faith to them…..But it seems Sony has decided only to make money by searching only new customers….and for old customers…they just say Good bye and Go to Hell! ;(

    • Glass_Tigre January 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      Man, for god sake, every big name Android OEM does this, like Sams***, Sony, H*C, bla bla bla you name it. I guess you have to be realistic

  7. vesal April 18, 2014 at 12:44 am - Reply

    phone xperia t,tx,v android 4.4??

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