One of the most frequently asked questions we get relate to the timing of firmware updates. There are still a handful of 2013 Sony Xperia models awaiting updates to more recent Android builds. This includes the Xperia C and Xperia L that are still on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, whilst Xperia SP owners are clamouring for an update from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The folks over at JustAboutPhones are claiming to have received a firmware roadmap schedule from Sony India that sticks a timeline to future Android updates. The document shows that the Xperia L will receive Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from June 2014, whilst the Xperia C will receive the same update a month later. It also suggests that the Xperia SP will receive the KitKat update between June/July 2014.
Obviously, take all of this with a huge pinch of salt, as docs such as these can be easily faked. But it gives hope to those who want to believe that future updates are heading their way. We remain sceptical that the Xperia SP will receive an update to KitKat given recent evidence suggesting otherwise. However, we can’t say if Sony has decided to take a u-turn on this decision more recently. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.