The Android 4.3 JellyBean update was just released for several Sony devices: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZQ and Sony Xperia Tablet Z, but what about Sony Xperia T, TX, V and SP owners? Don’t they deserve the same treatment? If we take in consideration Sony Mobile’s Twitter account, it seems that the Android 4.3 update is almost ready to reach all these handsets as well, but we must admit that we have our doubts regarding this new information. We are saying that as long as Sony Mobile’s official website is still listing Android 4.3 for the Xperia SP, T, TX and V as being ready for launch since December 2013.
But we all know that this isn’t true and that’s exactly what makes us question Sony’s statements. How hard could it actually be to update your own devices’ support pages with new estimated release dates? You own that to your clients and other people that have invested your trust and money in you.
Anyway, all these Sony Xperia T, TX, V and SP smartphones are scheduled to receive Android 4.3 later this month or in early February and even if the update could be once again delayed, we know for sure what is supposed to bring. As our source confirms, we are referring to an updated UI, the addition of the Sony Smart Social camera, Project Butter, Xperia Themes, not to mention the extended battery life or the updated version of Stamina mode which also becomes available with this OS version.
Meanwhile, you can also try to install a leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version for your Xperia SP and Xperia T devices that can be downloaded directly from the XDA Developers Forum. But be careful about the fact that only owners of Xperia SP having the C5302/C5303 model number and Xperia T (model number: LT30p) handsets with unlocked bootloaders can install these unofficial versions. And you should try that at your own risk; you may never know when something goes wrong and makes you end up with a bricked smartphone.