Sony “can’t wait to get going” with Android 4.3

by XB on 24th July 2013

in Android

Android 4,3 JBWe really hope Sony has an Android 4.3 PDK. If not, we could be in for a long wait for the next major Android iteration. However, Sony has just teased the following in a tweet regarding the new update: “can’t wait to get going – more soon…

Obviously we shouldn’t read too much into this and despite the good efforts from the software team in releasing updates over the last few months, Sony still has a lot to prove in this regard. We hope for the best, but actions speak louder than words. Over to you Sony.


    xperia z!!

  • DrKrFfXx

    Don’t wait then. Do something.

  • Majo

    Android 4.3 has better battery management = Xperia P needs it as hell!

  • Rizky Maulana

    xperia mini >.<

  • Deki

    Xperia S should get the update! :-)

  • atWidget

    Cute tweet Sony but stop talking for nothing! where is the f****** Xperia Z Google Edition???!!!

  • polp

    I’ve heard Honami will get Android 4.3 update next year – I can’t wait too

  • george

    Let it get the 4.2 update first then we’ll think about the 4.3 :p

  • atWidget

    LOL… We can’t wait and Sony “can’t wait” too… If Sony is waiting for Sony… We have a big problem…

  • Aokde Gharra

    what if Sony skipped Android 4.2 and jumped to 4.3? lots of xperia owners will be happy i assume :D.

  • Steve Pony

    I have Sony Xperia V and I still wait for 4.2. This update policy for Android is ridiculous.

  • alaa

    I think sony updrade :
    Xperia E – Edual – P – S – SL – ION – ACRO S – T – TX – V – Z – ZL – ZR – ZUltra – Z tablet – SP and L
    to 4.3
    and some phone from 4.1 to 4.3

  • MarkLastiwka

    Im not really sure how important getting 4.3 really is. The major changes are the profile restrictions, which will only be usable on tablets and the Bluetooth 4.0, which every major OEM has already implemented.

  • Syed Imran Ali

    Will 1 GB RAM and 1.7 Dual core processor good enough for Andriod 4.3? (just bought Xperia SP :-? )

  • (C):stem

    People misunderstood my last comment. “A SONY device + Android 4.3. Not even in my best dreams”. Means that I can’t wait to have a new SONY smartphone with Android 4.3, so reality will be even better than dreams.

  • Wojciech Skrok

    Good enough :-)

  • r0

    I prefer to receive a bugfix of 4.1.2 instead of 4.3 which would be completely useless for me – just like 4.2.

  • :D

    people wanted 4.2 so they will give 4.2 next year and this will be last update :D

  • yes

    is camera quality still terrible?

  • Babylonbwoy

    With all Sony latest move regarding AOSP I can’t believe that Google didn’t give them a PDK to work with. If they made this twit they must have something to announce, otherwise it’s just cheap talk from the marketing service itself!

  • Syed Imran Ali

    am not much of a camera guy so i can live with it :P though am disappointed.

  • aligamz

    Now what, We’re getting Xperia S owners asking for an Android 4.3 update? Can see them coming.

    Customers will never be happy.

  • Annki

    Yes man i have xpera p and i’m charging my phone every second day…:)


    im in USA and still waiting the 4.2 version… :S

  • XperiaSUser

    You can just skip 4.2

    But I think xperia s is EOL already.. Too bad..

  • Z

    They’re coming…asking in every thread for the update…

  • kakooli

    Dwnld aosp on it. U will have a google edition xperia z. Or watch Robert Olejink vids on youtube

  • Samuel

    That makes two of us, Sony. :)

  • Jack

    Noup, P is done with updates. The rest are plausible.

  • Eh?

    We don’t even have 4.2.2 yet.

  • azmadu

    So I hope the next iteration will speed up the camera launch speed on the Z. I so wish it had a dedicated camera button. Also why doesn’t Social Life have a landscape mode when docked in the cradle? Anyway not to ramble, I just hope it comes out with plenty of fixes and it’s well tested :-)

  • Vwake Nova

    waiting 4.3 jellybean for my xperia z

  • Arokhantos

    Maybe they can’t wait to be the first to update to 4.3.

  • Aisback looks like this is what they meant

  • pak kobra

    Bikin Senjata Pria Besar Panjang Keras Tahan Lama

  • pak kobra

    . .

  • Guest

    How’s the wifi?

  • yah


  • iHuman

    Why my iPhone has no this stupid problem?

  • Skyguy

    Sony did not skip 4.2.2 on Xperia Z. Im using the official 4.2.2 firmware.

  • Andrie Putra

    ini troll bagt seh … org ngomongin hp ini malah promo obat … huft !!!

  • Skyguy

    It is plenty. Except if 4.3 is crazy complicated. But it would most certainly be not.

  • Skyguy

    No problem with the WiFi. If you are still having the problem try moving your modem closer to where you are using your phone the most often. I don’t live in a big place so there is zero issues with the WiFi

  • Skyguy

    I guess the hardware dep. Is waiting for the software section.

  • sony fans

    hey sony, kindly improving your programming development team and software/bugs fix technical team, thanks

  • Rizky Maulana

    -_-“‘ koplak

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  • Felipe Solar

    wow… i will have my xperia s with 4.3 on 2016

  • Babylonbwoy

    AOSP run on XZ and XS too, so…

  • elmeu coreu

    neither me can’t wait to get …….XPERIA S week 28 update ¡¡¡¡¡

  • boosook

    Because it’s stuck with a software that can be compared to gingerbread, i.e. Android as it was 3 years ago.

  • Andrew D

    “They can’t wait”,……. Looks like we HAVE to wait for it tho, in a year minimum of time!

  • rus_media


    familiar with that word :)

  • no

    how can you live with the fact that Moto X will have everything better than SP for cheaper price?

  • Richard

    If only they could get this excited about deploying their updates. Many unbranded phones are still on 101.A.1.434 several weeks after they started rolling out 4.2. While they can’t wait to get started on 4.3, what’s the point in doing all that work if they’re unable to get it to their customers. I find the whole Sony update process lacking. With absolutely no information from Sony about what’s going on with generic responses from all support channels by people who seem incapable of asking their superiors what’s going on. While it’s not the end of the world that I haven’t got the updates yet it would be nice to have the bug fixes and improved camera software and will certainly be thinking twice about spending £500 on a “Flagship” Sony phone in the future.

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  • SonyFan

    the problem is…they will never get an update…the bigger problem is every thread there will be 70% Xperia S users asking for an update…and that foreever

  • Herman

    As a matter of fact, Android 4.3 is supposed to make lower-end hardware work better with Android!

    And the SP is far from low-end

  • Alex

    Sony *really* need to get around to producing a roadmap for us all, stating rough dates of when updates will come for each device and also stating whether phones are still in a supported phase, or whether they have had their final update

  • Asa

    Hahahahahah, good job!
    Man, I just woke up and you made me laugh pretty hard!


  • Deki

    Of course that they will ask. It’s not an old phone, one year of it’s release…

    But, it would be good to have it :-)

  • Deki

    Yeah, they can really skip the 4.2 and get 4.3 android.

    But, it’s a matter of time. It’s not old phone though…

  • Jhonbert Magana

    No major bugs = Happy.

  • SonyFan

    sony will release 4.3 for Xperia S/T/TX/V/Ion/Acro S and the other S3 CPU smartphone from Sony…Xperia P wont go over 4.1…:(
    but still info is no 100%…about 60%..

  • Nikola Maruni?

    Well they did mention that they might skip 4.2 altogether on some devices which are now running 4.1 and update it straight to 4.3. My guess and hope (XPERIA T owner) is that that refers to XPERIA T, TX and V, maybe even S, SL!

  • Aokde Gharra

    Yup, read the news.
    and i also think most of 2012 xperias will get 4.3, the same way 2011 xperias got ICS even though 512MB RAM devices couldn’t run it. i believe in sony :D.

  • ProWeirdo

    Believe it. Hope is the only thing keeping people alive.

  • j_ee

    where did you hear that news about the P?

  • j_ee

    Is that official?

  • SonyFan

    look above my edited text…

  • kean

    SONY! please release it on my xperia v!! tnx..

  • Deki

    Have you read the AOSP for Xperia S?

    Going forward, the next steps are to replace some of the previously published binaries with source code, and to get Android 4.2 working on Xperia™ S.

  • SonyFan

    Xperia S, Acro S, Ion and SL wont get 4.3, I’m sorry about that! 4.2 is in work! Some problem are still there. If they get solved, you still can hope for 4.2 on Xperia S,Acro S, Ion and SL!

    Xperia T,TL,TX and V will jump to 4.3!

    4.2 is in work(for S3 CPU Smartphones), it runs good, but after a time it gets slower…thats the problem now…if that problem solved then Xperia S,Acro S,ion and SL user will get 4.2…
    Info is 100% correct…just response me if u dont belive! i told u

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Well if the Xperia SP is good enough to run the official 4.2.2 android update it will be more then enough to run android 4.3, just read this article here:

  • sf

    Fuck them. They “can’t wait” to bring a Jelly Bean update for the XS that isn’t a bugged pile of shit either, right?

  • niupai


  • Deki

    How do you know this? :-)

    I’m waiting on official word from Sony and I don’t believe that they can’t put 4.2 because of the drivers.

    It the drivers were problem than how do you explain 4.2.2 custom roms? Or that’s 4.1, just written 4.2.2…?

  • SonyFan

    Is the picture enough?
    i just asked them…and they answered me

  • samson

    When did I can update Android 4.3 on my Xperia Z

  • Yogesh

    Well there are chances that Sony might bypass JB 4.2 on some older devices and give them the 4.3 treatment instead. This comes as a surprise, but according to sources, there’s nothing the older devices can’t run on JB 4.3 barring bluetooth 4.3 support.

  • Sander Puus

    as sony itself says – make.believe

  • Sander Puus

    every second day is acually really good! most of us here have to charge every day or twice a day even

  • Sander Puus

    xs was released with 2.3 and now its 4.1.2 and still people asking for more.. want more buy more. simple as that. company has to make money too somehow. endlessly maintaining older models will most certainly drain money not increse income…

  • ProWeirdo

    Yeah. We make, you believe.

  • WHY

    xperia L ??? snapdragon s4 but can’t update to 4.3 WHY “I HATE YOU”

  • deyon stevens

    (XPERIA SL owner) That’s still some BS though, just leaving us XPERIA T, TX and V,S,and SL users in the dark with an old update while everyone else gets to run around with new ones.

  • deyon stevens

    They made the camera great for colors thats it, if you zoom in it looks like minecraft tried to take a picture

  • Yogesh soni

    Is 4.3 coming for xperia L c2104

  • Behzad Born

    Honey ?? I talked to Sony PLS
    hey Sony festival U never supported XPeria V?
    U don’t supported So why u made it???
    U never supported and u want we supported u???
    is it bad smartphone???? Off course Not
    So what? why we ( owner xperia V ) never See commercial about Xperia V or supported android???
    you know what? I’m so mad u!

  • 0Gi

    Hey! Don’t insult Gingerbread! That iOS crap is stuck with software like Andorid 1.5 Cupcake.

  • Lokesh

    xperia v will get an update to 4.3???

  • SonyFan

    4.2 is 100% sure
    4.3 was planned…but maybe it will come…

  • SonyFan

    4.2 is 100% sure
    4.3 was planned…but maybe it will come…

  • Golden haze

    Is Sony Xperia ion getting 4.2.2 update…???

  • vigneshprince

    haha nice one!

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