Sony has been doing a very good job of releasing Android 4.4 KitKat updates for its supported devices. It is also one of the few companies that regularly update their customers about the process for a particular device. Over the past few weeks KitKat has been rolled out for a handful of Xperia devices and plans have been unveiled for those that are remaining. There’s a bit of bad news for those who own a Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX or a Xperia V. These smartphones won’t be getting KitKat.
One has to appreciate Sony for maintaining separate pages for each of these devices which includes information about the company’s update plans and the latest software versions. It ends confusion for the users who start anticipating an update whenever a new Android release is pushed out by Google. Some OEMs roll them out at their own pace however they’re not all so upfront about their plans.
The three devices we’re talking about here, the Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and the Xperia V, were launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Previously the status for all three used to be “Under Investigation Android 4.4 (KitKat)” but a change has been made which confirms that there won’t be any more updates for these devices.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is listed as the “latest & final version” for Xperia T, Xperia TX and the Xperia V. By confirming that these devices won’t be updated to KitKat at least Sony isn’t going to keep users guessing.