Sony Xperia M, L, SP future Android update disappointment


While we always enjoy delivering news about OS updates to readers, sometimes it’s another picture altogether. Only yesterday we informed readers that the Android 4.4.4 update had started to roll out for the Sony Xperia Z, but now we hear of Sony Xperia M, L and SP future Android update disappointment.

Sony has decided that the Xperia L, Xperia SP, Xperia M and also the Xperia M Dual will not receive any further updates. That means their current software versions are the last you’ll get. If you have the Sony Xperia L you’re stuck on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that arrived in October last year. Furthermore the Xperia M, M Dual, and SP will all remain on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that released early this year.

There will be many owners of these smartphones who are bound to feel a bit let down by this. This is especially so as there doesn’t appear to be a technical reason why they won’t get the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, as they all have two Krait cores and 1GB of RAM.

If you head to the Sony source below and hit your device you’ll see details of software updates. If you scroll down to the bottom you’ll see that these phones are all on their final versions. At Phones Review we cannot recommend unofficial updates, but due to this news there may be some owners of these devices who are likely to go down the unofficial route. This is possible via CyanogenMod with CM11 nightlies.

It would be interesting to hear from readers who have any of the above Sony Xperia devices. Are you frustrated that the Xperia M, L and SP will not receive any more Android updates? Let us have your comments.

Source: Sony
Via: GSMArena


2 thoughts on “Sony Xperia M, L, SP future Android update disappointment”

  1. Sid says:

    I just have this to say: f*ck you sony. android 4.4 was released just 6 months after xperia sp was released. and to think that this more than capable phone has received only ONE major update in the last 15 months and will now receive no more updates before the expiry of the 18 month update period is just plain disappointing. my money gone down the drain. im done with sony.

  2. Diss says:

    People like us buy phones from branded companies like sony so that we can be assured of both hardware and software support atleast for the prescribed 18 month period. It looks to me its rather a marketing strategy to promote their latest so called dumb mid-rangers (Xperia M2, C3, T3, E1 and so on) by stoping the software updates to SP. When you get a closer look at 2014 mid-range devices from Sony, they dont even come close to SP in terms of specification and benchmark scores. For example, the Xperia M2, C3, T3 has qualcomm 400 chipset with Adreno 305 GPU and 1 gb of ram whereas SP has dual core krait (better than qualcomm 400) clocked at 1.7 ghz with an Adreno 320 GPU (far better than Adreno 305). Far worse situation is that the E1 was upgraded to android 4.4 recently which has a qualcomm 200 chipset with Adreno 302 GPU and 512 Mb ram. They also patiently waited for the software support period for Xperia SP to end (October 2014) so that they can blame on the 18 month update contract that was made by google. So it is evident that the once called “make.believe” company is only cheating customers like us by using their dumb strategy.

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