Posted on Feb 4 2014 - 9:25pm by Anurag Kumar

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.

Sony Mobile Ends Future updates for Xperia S, SL, Acro S, Arc S, Ion, P, U, Go, Miro, Tipo, J, Sola

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.

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16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mohamed February 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    F**k You Sony & Come S**k My D**k

  2. Ardie February 4, 2014 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    @Mohammed, get a new name dude, that name is not suitable for you. And go buy a new device rather than whining.

  3. Horcza February 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Indeed go f**k yourselves, Sony. 4.1.2, really? 4.2 has been out for more than a year. You pretty much stabbed us in the back, thank god I’m rooted. If I were to rely on Sony, I’d be f***ed.
    1/10 will not buy Sony again

  4. Horcza February 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    S wasn’t even one year old when 4.2.2 came out officially, let alone 18 or 24 months. The phone itself is great, but the support from Sony is just plain terrible.

    • Anurag Kumar February 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Exactly Xperia S is a great phone, It should have been at least provided a good firmware support.

  5. charbel aoun February 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    There’s a chance to see 4.4.2 KitKat on T, TX, V, E, E1, L and T2 Ultra?

    • Anurag Kumar February 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

      Hope so kitkat lands on XL, XC, XM.

      Xt xv xtx shows kitkat under investigation being a s4 pro device they should get it.

      Xe1 xt2 ultra should also get that.

  6. Max February 5, 2014 at 1:53 am - Reply

    They should have at least fixed all bugs on current versions of firmwares!

  7. B@gg$$ February 5, 2014 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Hi I use xl
    Im waiting for kitkat do as quick as possible in ur first batch

  8. Mohnish February 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    doesnt matter if sony stops official update…….i still love my Xperia SL…….n i dont like to wait as everyone knows sony never been punctual for releasing updates…….i will get 4.4.2 kitkat update before xperia z,m,c,l,sp,zr etc by u anurag or xda developers……!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anurag Kumar February 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      XDA devs rocks 😉

      • Mohnish February 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

        hey anurag i found 1 coolest rom on xperia community for xperia s/sl….. here is the link for that rom http:// i tried installing this rom but i got stuck on Bootloops i dont know which steps i miss out….i given my phone for repair but can u explain it wat might i have done wrong and also how to flash my phone i get stuck in this bootloops……thanks in advance………!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. mohamed February 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Thats a very bad decision from Sony
    I have miro and it has a lot of problems And I was hoping they will give us kitkat 4 as final release for solution for all that problems I am shocked

  10. vaishakh March 25, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    what about xperia e……. you hav not mentioned about it anything…. :-/

  11. Benjamin July 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    they should have atleast fixed the bugs in the last updates. they ripped us off our money.

  12. Caesar July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I have SL. so sad about this. Wont buy sony again.

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