Posted on Sep 10 2014 - 5:41pm by Anurag Kumar

From a long time there was no word from Sony on the Android 4.2.2+ upgrade for Xperia C and Android 4.3+ upgrade for Xperia SP well now Sony has officially confirmed that both Xperia C and Xperia SP will no longer be updated anymore, they have reached their EoL ( end-of-life term ) of android updates.

Sony last updated Xperia SP to android 4.3 as when Xperia V and T was also given update but Sony Xperia SP Software update page says “Latest & Final Version, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean“. Xperia SP was launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in 2013 which is undoubtedly the best 720p HD display mid range Xperia handset of 2013.

No KitKat for Xperia SP

Below you can see the snapshot from the Xperia SP software update page.

Xperia SP Final Android support ends

No Android 4.3 & KitKat for Xperia C

Sony launched its first MediaTek SoC phone in form of Xperia C in 2013 with android 4.2 out of the box and unfortunately now it will remain only on Android 4.2 only with only 3 minor updates till now since launch. Xperia C Software update page now reads as “Latest & Final Version, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean”.

Xperia C Android Support Ends

We were really expecting from Sony atleast updating Xperia SP on Android 4.4 KitKat as when we have seen Xperia E1 getting a better treatment from Sony in terms of update. Xperia M saw Android 4.3 update while Xperia C was not updated further.

Well that’s unfortunate now as Sony has ended support for Xperia C and Xperia SP officially. So users what are you going to do now, moving over to another handset or now its time to try for KitKat custom ROMS. What are your plans, let us know. Drop your comments below.

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  1. Jyoti September 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    It’s actually a very bad news. What about the people who had bought Sony Xperia C recently with an expectation that it too gonna be upgraded.

    • Anurag Kumar September 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      They can’t do anything now sadly.

  2. Lucas September 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Meanwhile Motorola updated Razr HD (2012 – Android 4.0) to 4.4.2.

    I really liked Xperia SP, it’s a very good smartphone, but the attention that Sony gave to it was disappointing. only ONE major update and A LOT of minors updates.

    Unfortunately it’s time to move on.

  3. Shridhar September 10, 2014 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    What we do with these absolete devices, sell n buy new… Gud bye SONY

  4. Reinaldo September 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Nunca mais compro Sony, isso é uma falta de respeito com o consumidor! Esse foi meu primeiro e último Smartphone da Sony!!

  5. huy cuong September 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Sony Xperia C la con ghe ah

  6. Manish September 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Ye shi h.. Ek to phone bhi lo upper se in sony walo ki chutiya panti free.. Vary bad services sony disappointed all xperia c users… They make reasons to move on peoples to another telecom company…

  7. Ayman AK September 11, 2014 at 2:32 am - Reply

    well, it’s not the end of the world for me as an Xperia C user.. Am still & will be a big fan of SONY & will continue buying their phones coz they were built to last & I find it really stupid to abandon a well known company that builds high quality devices just because they didn’t give the latest OS for my old device.. If you are so attached to operating systems & want a Kitkat or even expecting to have your hands on Android L just sell your old damn phone & get a new SONY.

    • Rajas Ashtikar November 19, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Hello when you spend 17.5k for a decent hardware 6-7 months back… You expect it to last and get updates… How can you gurantee support for any devices of Sony when they can do such a thing with a phone having hardware good enough to run updates…. HTC and Moto are much better for software updates and HTC’s hardware is as good as Sony

  8. Bhaskar September 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Oh Shit!!! I was going to buy Xperia C.
    I will be OK to Buy Xperia C Now??
    Plz Help Me

  9. Saelfos September 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Fuck you sony!!! i sugest we raise a Sues on sony ,,,but how to do this???

  10. Arnout September 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Sucks. I’m going to use custom ROMs now, but its a shame they’re not made to use Sony’s custom apps like walkman and such. Last Sony phone for me. I love the xperia SP, yet the attention for it was really horrible. Normally an update to 4.3 in september/october which we received only somewhere in spring. Normally an update to 4.4 which we will never receive..

  11. Rahul Sanas September 20, 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Few month ago i bought xperia sp because sony has confirm we provided android kitkat for xperia sp in next update. therefor i purchased xsp but sony make every xsp user foolish. They make reasons to move on peoples to another mobile company…

  12. Harshit Agrawal September 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I was thinking to buy xperia c3 but now reading this…. I m thinking to buy Htc 816…. Who knows if Sony don’t upgrade c3 too…. Don’t wanna take a risk…

  13. who cares.. October 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    One word for all of u… CYNOGENMOD-11 !! Try it..!!

  14. george November 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    i’m going to cyanogen because i dont have money to buy other phone, i love my sp but i guess i’m going to motorola soon

  15. abs November 16, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Sony sp is capable of having kitkat and lollipop version… It’s having 1.73 ghz dual core processor with adreno320.. Y u can’t understand sony… And other brand for lower configuration providing kitkat version…nd sp is just release on 2013 not much old

  16. Anurag November 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Sony ka to ab koi item ni lena h
    Dusri baar dhooka ho gaya
    samsung hi sahi h

  17. Abhi November 18, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Any Custom Roms suggestions. !!!

  18. uk November 19, 2014 at 9:32 am - Reply

    xperia C does not have low specifications to have 4.4 update. ATLEAST 4.3.

    this is too bad for a company like SONY, not to provide any further OS upgrade.

    i liked the specifications as per price at the time i bought it. However, this comes as a Suprise, that NO FURTHER UPDATES!! NOW.




  19. Vijayasri November 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Very Bad SONY!!!!.

  20. MERLIN December 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    No more sony smartphone for Me.
    I don’t recommend sony to friends anymore. Motorola rulez !

  21. rey December 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    It’s a fucking bullshit sony not upgrade xperia c to kitkat they deserve to van in all country not recommend sony in my family and friends

  22. Sina January 8, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I made a BIG mistake for buying this phone…T_____T

  23. happy January 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Fuddu Sony xperia c sallo esme to sabhi bekar c app pehle se hi install hai onko kese uninstall kru. Bilkul bekar galti hogi c lekr yaar main to HTC decier lene gya tha j to galtI hogi yaar 🙁 fuddu kam

  24. dhiraj January 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    i buy this phone because the seller told me that phone is capable to upgrade to kitkat but when i heared this news i was shocked and make my mood to switch the phone .but now no sony becoz i had very bad experience regarding the customer care.and the issues …now i make plan for buying new of htc 820 or htc 816.

  25. Samay February 10, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Pls sony give an update…its my new phone…i was expecting an update 4 the last 3 months but after reading this I’ve come 2 know how mean Sony is…try an update on it or I will never suggest any1 or buy your phone in future..

  26. Waseem December 9, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply


    My Xperia c Dead After ,
    Install CWM on your device. ( Link here).

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