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Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 bug fix update imminent

Under: Android OS, Phone Software
By:Gary | May 23rd, 2014

It isn’t just the Samsung Galaxy S3 that has been suffering from a number of problems running the last version of Android Jelly Bean recently, but a Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 bug fix update is imminent.

Back in April some issues started to emerge for owners of the Sony Xperia SP and the Android Jelly Bean 4.3 firmware, but now it is being reported that a minor bug fix update has recently been certified for the handset.

This update will take the Sony Xperia SP up to build number 12.1.A.1.205 from 12.1.A.1.201, and is for all versions of the handset. This news comes after it appears that the handset is going to miss out on the Android 4.4 KitKat update, which was recently re-affirmed when other phones were promised the new firmware, although a small glimmer of hope was reported before that it may come next month or in July.

Do you hope Sony quickly pushes out this new firmware?

Source: Xperia Blog.

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  • Gaurav Rai

    Man I can’t believe Sony would ditch it’s customers like this.. First they release a really buggy software and then take months again to fix them..I made the mistake of updating the phone to 4.3, runs super laggy,freezes and acts all cranky.. I thought that Sony would be kind enough to release 4.4 for Xperia sp users, but now the latest news is reassuring that there won’t be any major updates from now on..how great is that? This firmware better works or Iam never buying another product from Sony!

    • Andrew McDonnell

      I agree. I sent my phone in for repair with my service carrier, so currently running a 4G account off of a tiny, non-smart Nokia while my SP is ‘fixed’. Not impressed. I switched to a Sony phone as I was bored of the Samsung and wanted something a bit different. Sony have been next to useless, fatal for any big tech firm. I’ll look at an HTC phone next time.

      • sam

        Xperia SP is a nice Phone …
        Samsung also good…
        But i want to change the phones cause i am bored from them.
        Now I’ll go to Apple iPhone5S…

  • Ritu

    IS there any fix for this.. Or how do we get this corrected. I have also upgraded my phone to 4.3 and since then I am facing the same problem. Pls help.

  • goku

    hope sony will give the kk confirmation date right after they roll out this update, and hope this will be the LAST bug fix update!

  • Rahul

    So Xperia E1 gets kitkat but SP doesn’t? What kind of lame logic is that

    • luqman_98

      Because Kitkat update for E1 is promised meanwhile for SP it doesn’t.

      • Looser99

        R u an idiot or something? Know what you are talking about BEFORE you talk ! Sony Xperia Sp support page clearly featured “4.4” as the “Future Version”. I’m sure that you didn’t see that but i am also pretty sure that i bought the phone after ‘seeing’ the support page created by Sony. But after the 4.3 update sony changed the support page from “future version 4.4 kitkat” to “Under Investigation”. And that is when the debate arose whether Sp will get kitkat or not. But there was no confusion before that change because Sony Clearly stated the 4.4 as the future version. And as that support page is created and maintained by sony, were we wrong to take that as a promise that we are getting the 4.4 update?

        • luqman_98

          Yes, I’m a idiot anyway.
          I think Sony should do it as Xperia SP still in 18 months Android upgrade program (by Google).

      • goku

        yeah luqman is a idiot that doesn’t even know nothing but still running his big mouth lol

        • luqman_98

          Yes, I know, but please speak politely if you know I’m a idiot.

          I’m dreaming to own a SP but I didn’t have a chance lol.

  • rdRaja

    Am running the latest firmware fr the past 2 months… And am ok with it… Outdated is ur info…

  • JoeG

    apps easily crashed. can’t play games no longer than 20 mins.

  • The Noir

    battery drained out like a waterfall and battery temp reaches around 49-50’c (normal were around 36-38’c) when the mobile data on. Never encounter any kind of problem with my Xperia SP during the Android 4.1.2/4.2.2 but 4.3 changed that

  • benw

    Who cares if kitkat isn’t released for the sp. It couldn’t cope with the last update to 4.3. All I want in a phone is a quick interface and the ability to multitask a variety of apps. After updating to 4.3 my previously brilliant and speedy sp became so laggy it was unusable. I downgraded back to 4.1 and the phone is now its brilliant former self. Personally I’m not going near the 4.4 update if it ever arrives or any other updates for that matter.

    • Nick Nawar

      How did you downgraded to version 4.1 ? please let me know

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