Android 4.3 in testing for Xperia M according to Vodafone

by XB on 30th January 2014

in Android, Firmware, Xperia M, Xperia SP

Xperia M in blackSony Xperia M (C190X) owners have long bemoaned the lack of updates on the phone, with the handset still on Android 4.1.2 firmware. What makes it worse, is that the Xperia M dual (C200X) is on Android 4.2.2, which is why many of the single-SIM Xperia M owners thought a new update must be around the corner.

Well that hasn’t happened and judging by this software update schedule from Vodafone Australia, Xperia M owners may be jumping straight from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.3. Under the status of this build, it says “Testing scheduled,” which could indicate it is still early days yet.

However, what it does do is give hope that Sony is indeed planning a sizeable update for Xperia M owners. If this turns out to be true, then we’d be surprised to see the Xperia L being left out. So far there is no official word from Sony Mobile on the upgrade cycle for these handsets.

Interestingly, it also lists the Xperia SP and Xperia TX updates from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.3, however the status is “Testing failed. Awaiting new software from Sony.” Perhaps it is reasons like this, why Sony has certified three Android 4.3 firmware builds to date. If the firmware is rejected by carrier testing, then the company has no option but to come back with something better. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.

Xperia M Android 4.3 testing

Thanks Patryk!

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