Sony Xperia SP’s bug-fixing update (12.1.A.1.192) delayed by a month?

by XB on 25th March 2014

in Firmware, Xperia SP


xl_Sony-Xperia-SP-624We recently reported on the upcoming bug-fixing Android 4.3 firmware update for the Xperia SP, which French carrier SFR recently approved and even said it would be released imminently. Well the firmware didn’t roll out and SFR has given an update on the situation.

SFR says that Sony has delayed the release by a month from 21 March to 21 April. This is due to a problem identified by Sony. We don’t know whether this same firmware will end up releasing in a month or whether Sony will certify a new update. We’ll keep you posted with any further developments.

Thanks domell98!

  • aekara21

    well a delay in xperia sp upadate is not big news…but before you start shouting…do you need a update with bugs today or a bug-fixing in a month????

  • Guest

    I haven’t even got the original update, let alone this bug fixing one, sort yourself out Sony!
    Unbranded, unlocked UK phone -_-

  • Johnny Sins

    Same I am stuck on 4.1.2 UK (unbranded). They originally said december for 4.3 it is nearly April and we’re still waiting.

  • Kline

    SONY NEEDS TO GET A GRIP ON ITSELF. THIS UPDATING OF THE XSP IS A TOTAL DISASTER. I’M TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH SONY. THE BEST UPDATE THUS FAR SHOULD BE RELEASED TO ALL USERS WORLDWIDE. IF KEEPING ON BUG-FIXING THE USERS WHO NEVER GOT AN UPDATE WILL NEVER GET ONE AND THUS THE KIT KAT UPDATE WILL BE ELIMINATED. THIS IS AWFUL.

    PS. SAMSUNG IS LAUGHING AT YOU, SONY. OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

  • ja

    Check 4.3 update for galaxy s3 situation is same

  • Danne

    They are busy supporting the software for their flagship phones. Xperia SP will be the last priority from them.

  • Danne

    Well you can flash 4.3 FTF file to your phone..

  • nc

    If you’re phone is working as you’d expect, you’re not missing much. On 4.3 RAM management is a bit better and the UI slightly faster (but it would be anyway after doing a clean install). Oh, and the menus are now black on white instead of white on black. Mind blowing stuff, yeah?

  • nc

    No it isn’t.

  • dfyfxgbv

    It kind of was… I give you that but Samsung then did it in two weeks getting this improved Update to roll for SGS3 when will Sony? :/

  • Matthew Grylls

    Kudos to Sony!!!!! for Delaying it!!!! looks like my next phone is going to be a Samsung, LG, HTC or OPPO… i had enough with all this stuff!!!! so dissappointed!

  • elovi

    Yeah yeah, remember the first update? Certification after certification, delays and delays. A lot of people said “because they are fixing bugs!” and what happened? The same shitty firmware that leaked was released. I don’t believe for a second that they are fixing anything at all. They did not even acknowledged that it has bugs. A bug fixing patch with no info on what is gonna be fixed. Way to go Sony.

  • aekara21

    I do not think that 4.3 has no bugs(who would believe that??)..but ,i believe 4.3 is better…however,now, i prefer them giving us a better version with less bugs than before..and i don’t think that they don’t acknowledge the problems..if that was true they would give us just a minor update
    (I AM WRITING THIS ACCORDING TO THE NEWS THAT THE NEXT UPDATE IS A SENIOR ONE)
    when they release the update,then we will judge them…
    finally,right now i think the most important problem is ram memory usage(camera quality doesn’t concern me much)

  • elovi

    Well, it’s not all bad but the things that are bad make the phone worse imo. And what’s up with the delays man? At first we asked them to fix the relatively minor power button bug but had to wait for 4.3 to come (it took months) all the other things wifi, camera & led in Stamina. Wifi is fixed, camera sux more, leds are now went crazy, but they work in stamina mode. Stamina does not work for me because of fast dormancy thing. Anyways also they released the .199 (if I’m not mistaken) for T&V and it did not fix anything (so they say) and it was around 9mb. I really don’t know… And they now say they are “investigating” kitkat? I think the led strip phones are cursed. Whatever..

  • M. S L

    XPERIA M WILL ALSO GET 4.3 UPDATE…. INFACT THE NEW XPERIA E1 WILL GET KIT KAT…. WHICH IS FAR AWAY FROM XPERIA SP …….WHAT THE HELL IS GOING WITH XPERIA SP…. ???

  • SonyBugs

    As expected, another delay. Sony make delays that sounds better than make believe.lol

  • shawn

    Sony is the worst company in term sftware updates of mid range phone like Xperia sp.Sony does not provide for their mid range phone.all the sp user should make a pact and never buy a Sony product in future.this 4.3 update is so so bugy that phone Lags every time, inspite of providing sp user a bug fixing update they are delaying it.Sony is the worst company
    company

  • cyapalmos

    How does this not surprise me?

  • shawn

    Delaying this update is Sony’s plan so that after one month the sp user’s will be busy talking about this update and than their attention will not be on kit kat update for sp.Sony wants this that the user’s don’t thing about kit kat and be stuck in thing about this bug fixing update

  • Guest

    But my phone isn’t working as I expect it to be. The LED bar got all messed up in the last update, so i’m waiting for this one to fix it. What’s mind blowing is your ignorant comment, learn the phone before you comment next time.

  • Guest

    Yep, the thing that gets me is there’s no time frame. They could say August and i’d be fine, but no date is making me worried if i’ll ever get an update…

  • András Csaba Sz?cs

    Only a month? Now that’s what I an improvement! :D

  • Iqbal Ansari

    It is not. I have an s3 and earlier 4.3 firmwares were laggy but not buggy at all. In almost 2 months samsung released 6 firmwares and now the latest firmware is amazing and no bugs or lags at all. I’m a sony fanboy but in terms of updates sony is nowhere close to samsung.

  • Zengetsu Espino

    I would rather have 4.3 without bug than receiving a Kitkat which is unstable. There’s no perfect update. XSP is a mid-range phone and we should be happy at least sony provide support for this phone. Instead of complaining why not flood this comments with suggestions and tips on how to fix some bugs to help support the technical team solve the problem. This is a blog site but I’m sure some sony developer also check this site for some solution and idea.

  • rexperia

    People keep moaning they don’t even try to appreciate how hard sony to make a software updates! Before sony released 4.3 for SP, TX, T and V all of them were screaming and giving bad credits to Sony and when Sony released 4.3 now they’re screaming again for the bug fixes etc..or even the possibility updates to KitKat… I have no idea what to be blamed??? What i know is that SONY is doing and yet giving their best to all of the customers!

  • Zengetsu Espino

    Just an opinion… Why we compare XSP for Samsung GSIII… The fact GSIII is a flagship phone reason Samsung is forced to update it. But notice the mid-range phones of samsung like SIII mini and other model they sort out in the market they don’t have updates. :)

  • AudioAw2015

    I’m not waiting another month for the next release, I’ve already waited long enough. Goodbye Sony.

  • AudioAw2015

    This wouldn’t have happened if 4.1.2 wasn’t so buggy. People requested 4.3 because it was long overdue, and it was the only mean to rectify the bugs in 4.1.2

  • Akuma

    stop tryin to justify for sony…i have Xperia T and upto now since the first 4.3 release i am stil stuck at 4.1.2

  • Akuma

    Sony will always be number 6…even Nokia is far better than them

  • Guest

    You are the ignorant one here!

  • rexperia

    Really? Poor you, why don’t you try use pcc or ftf file or take your T to the Sony center and ask them!

  • laci_csk

    My Xperia T is just fain with 9.2.A.0.295 update, 2-3 minor bugs, I can live with them, and was good with android 4.1 too. I dont have any problem with Sony updates shedule.

  • laci_csk

    “In 2 monts 6 firmwares” how stupidity, I asking: the first 5 firmwares how good was? LOL And what need was for those?

  • Naveen Kumar B

    Still my mobile is working with 4.1.2, I have not got update 4.3 yet, pls some one help me.

  • long

    ??????????????????

  • rexperia

    Whic country? Use pcc on your computer!

  • Dmitry Perets

    At least for Xperia V, it is totally the other way around. 4.1.2 was perfectly stable and working, while 4.3 is completely unbearable. And when I say “unbearable”, I mean “reboots every two days during the usage” and “powers off by itself from time to time after completing charging, so you miss the alarm clock in the morninig”.

    So MAYBE 4.3 for SP is much better… Or MAYBE you will come here very soon begging for bug-fixes.

    Personally, I would have done rollback to 4.1.2 on my Xperia V, to get a working phone again. But I don’t “dare” yet, because I need to wipe it completely to do it. And … well, it sounds strange on this forum, but… I am actually USING my phone =)

  • mj

    maybe they finally fix the led bug (i just need fix ram management)

  • ??????? ?????????

    Fuck you, Sony. I’m going to CM

  • kvgu

    Oh get your facts right all minis are getting kitkat. .. When will Sony?

  • M

    Well I waited long enough to get 4.3 and unusable brick of a phone. I am selling my xps, Will add some money and go for Samsung. Bye and never again.

  • sexperia

    “SONY is doing and yet giving their best to all of the customers!” “best” to “all” hahaha you’re so funny.

  • Guest

    Please explain, because otherwise just making a throwaway insult makes you look like a dumb-ass.

  • ?????

    i will try to persuade myself that they are fixing these bugs.

  • anand

    Tell me u people keep consoling when Sony was delaying 4.3 what good did it bring…. Dont u see Sony is losing its maket….in this wold words like do or die matter, wait n watch doesn’t stand a chance

  • ?????

    dude sony will survive

  • anand

    Wtf…its more buggy firmware, evn more than micromax

  • cyapalmos

    Sony makes beautiful hardware, right? All we expect is software to match. I can’t imagine why they would let such bug filled software out to the public. I mean, i can’t even use bluetooth and wifi at the same time on my xsp. My Xperia Tablet Z is filled with bugs as well (flickering screen, bluetooth/wifi problems). I think Sony REALLY needs to step up their software game if they want to keep up.

  • rossi

    BUT HOW LONG???
    In Smartphone environment i don’t think they will last longer

  • Amey

    Check out on SFR android Blog XSP update Delayed

    http://smartphones.sfr.fr/android/sony-xperia-sp-vers-android-4-3-decalage/

  • sam

    Plz Sony now atlest fix the bugs now…..

  • jack

    My phone workes slowly when multitasking….

  • aniam

    HTC one mini getting kitkat this week, why was the xsp so sexy?? :'(

  • do not update even if you get an option to 4.3 .. it absolutely suxx .. makes phone so slow lagy and unstable .

  • ??????? ?????????

    Xperia SP is a unique smartphone indeed. But Sony don’t care about their users and now they will lose part of users just because their carelessness. That’s sad :c

  • Why don’t you help them debug? Surely, seems like you know the process of how ROM works and how to debug it.

  • Boteman
  • sanday bagoez

    I think xperia SP is difficult smartphone by SONY to making new software without bug.
    Xperia SP is Special phone an the only one in the world.

  • ??????? ?????????

    Actually Alcotel make almost the same phone, but with two LEDs. Looks so copyed from Sony’s SPhttp://www.onlinegadgetstore.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Alcatel_Idol_Alpha.png

  • randy

    it doesn’t really matter if the phone is “special” or “unique” because Sony should be able to properly update the phone since they created it … there’s really nothing different from it other than the LED strip.

  • randy

    expect the update to be released by May (at the earliest) … unless you’re willing to be even more disappointed.

  • ?????

    thay will always find a way to survive!

  • panjgoori

    because of the same nature of updates i sold my SP and switched to blackberry

  • Zengetsu Espino

    Well I guess.. I get my facts right that not all MINIS getting a 4.4 update since GSIII mini is part of that mini they don’t get 4.4…. I find some facts here are list of those getting 4.4

    http://www.sammobile.com/2014/02/20/global-kitkat-update-list-for-multiple-devices-confirmed-by-samsung-poland/

    Not all this are fixed until rolled out update is on your phone. They can change it since it on the process of testing.

  • nnemedi

    after update to 4.3 i am not able to connect to my vpn pptp server…. so…

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    Bought a Sony SP. In short, dreading it.

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    Worst phone after update. Prior=simply sexy.

  • Robby Andri Wijaya
  • hola

    Selling all the Sonys! There is so much a person can endure, my phone is a useless hunk right now!

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    It’s April today. Wonder if the above is true.

  • Neil Ashley Jerome Pais

    Yeah, I think this will be in June and nothing earlier.

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