A sad news for many Xperia smartphone users, just now it is seen and CONFIRMED that Sony Mobile has planned to stop any further future android firmware updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola. We do agree that users of just mentioned devices may not feel good after reading this but that’s what Sony Mobile has decided. Many of the mentioned handsets are not available in market now and if they are, that’s not commercially profitable for the company.
Sony Mobile has taken this decision for all handsets which were more than 18 months or 2 years older, no further firmware support will be given by Sony officially. The present firmware available for all handsets will remain as last update on them. Sony Mobile has just abandoned the firmware support not customer support for those device, keep that in mind.
Below you can find the detailed info on the last firmware update available for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion HSPA and LTE , P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo and Tipo Dual, J, Sola. Below info is taken from software “Support” section of respective devices.
Summing up all Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Acro S, Xperia J, Xperia Go, Xperia Ion HSPA+ and LTE and Xperia P will remain on android 4.1.2 jelly bean and Xperia Arc S, Xperia U, Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual, Xperia Sola, Xperia Miro will remain on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich.
At the moment Android 4.3 is awaited for Xperia SP, T, TX and V.
While Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S, Xperia SP will soon see android 4.4.2 KitKat update as promised by Sony in the first batch. 2nd batch of devices may include Xperia C, L, M and hopefully Xperia T, TX and V also.
What do you think fellas on this ? As per us Sony Mobile has shown proper support when it comes to android updates, we do agree that they normally roll updates late but now they are consistent in rolling updates especially for Xperia Z family smartphones but they should also focus on mid range devices; ignoring them is not a good strategy from such a large firm. Do let us know what do you think on this. Drop your comments below.