There’s some promising news today for owners of the Sony Xperia SP smartphone who have been hoping to hear update news. Last month we informed readers that the Android 4.3 update with build number 12.1.A.0.266 was starting to roll out. Now a new Android 4.3 firmware update to bring the Xperia SP to build 12.1.A.1.192, has just been approved by a French carrier.
There have been reports that some Xperia SP users have been plagued with bugs from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, affecting aspects including the Album app, Walkman app and illumination bar. At the end of last month we heard that build 12.1.A.1.192, a performance and bug-fixing update, had been certified by the PTCRB. The latest news is that yesterday French Carrier SFR announced that the update would begin rolling out straight away.
The update is said to offer stability and performance improvements, Sony media app updates and UI optimizations. We should point that so far we have no confirmation that Xperia SP owners on SFR have already started to receive the update. However, if this is accurate then it means that the update might be ready to be pushed out for the phone in other regions soon.
We’ll be following this update release with interest, and if we hear it’s arriving for the Sony Xperia SP in other regions we’ll be sure to pass on the news. If any readers have already received this latest firmware update to their handset, then do let us know by sending us a comment.