Sony Xperia SP and four other devices might get Android 4.4 KitKat



Almost two weeks ago Sony confirmed its plans to bring the chocolate-flavored Android version to its most recent devices. Supported handsets included the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1.

But since this list has grown to now encompass the midrange Sony Xperia SP while four other devices including the Sony Xperia ZR, Xperia TX/T, and Xperia V have been put ‘under investigation’ as Sony digs further within the device sources to ensure that the KitKat update becomes a reality (or not?).


This certainly doesn’t confirm that those four devices will get the KitKat treatment but we expect the company to make an official statement soon. After all, they have still to announce the specific rollout dates for the firmware upgrades.

Older devices like the long forgotten Xperia S and derivatives will unfortunately not receive Android 4.4 KitKat since Sony only guaranteed updates for a support period of 18 months. – That’s where CyanogenMod comes in play, granted that users are willing to take the risks by installing it. The future looks bleak for those devices given that updated proper device sources have not been made available. But as always, the community will find ways to just ‘fix’ it!

via Android Authority