This may sound unbelievable, but apparently Sony is going to provide a timely Android update. No, really.
When it announced the Xperia Z, its current flagship smartphone, Sony also said it would update the device to Android 4.2 ‘soon after release’. And no sane person believed one word of that. Sony (and Sony Ericsson before it) has a history of saying such things, then changing the definition of the word ‘soon’ on the fly. Owners of Sony smartphones know just how quick this company has been to update their devices to versions of Android that aren’t positively ancient.
In the Xperia Z’s case, one could forgive Sony for launching it with Android 4.1 when 4.2 had been out for a couple of months at the point of announcement – but only if this update would indeed come right after the Z went on sale.
And it seems like that’s just what’s going to happen. As we told you yesterday, the Xperia Z is already available in France, and it’s going to be out in Germany in a couple of days. And the update to Android 4.2.2 should arrive in Europe at the end of March.
That’s what one tipster told Xperia Blog, and it’s the same person who sent in the image you can see above, proving that Sony is indeed working on this new software version.
If this will actually happen, and the updated bits will be out around one month after the device went on sale, then we’ll be able to say that Sony really seems to be on the right track in terms of software support. However, the company also has a record of simply not updating non-flagships that are even just one year old, so it’ll have to do something about that too before it takes the ‘most update-friendly Android phone maker’ crown. Let’s wait and see how this pans out.
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