Sony hasn't got the best of reputations when it comes to rolling out Android upgrades, with Xperia owners typically among the last to get their OS power-up – if they get it at all.
It's certainly something to think about if you're tempted by the new Sony Xperia Z. It's only launching with Android 4.1 rather than the lastest Android 4.2, after all.
But what have we here? It's a Q&A on the Sony Mobile Blog with Sony product manager Lego Svardsater (great name, incidentally), and he's assuring prospective Xperia Z buyers that they won't be kept waiting long at all for their slice of Android 4.2.
“Xperia Z launches on JB 4.1, but will receive 4.2 shortly after launch,” Svardsater said. “As always, we’ll share more info on this over the coming weeks on the blog.”
To refresh your mind, the Xperia Z was announced at CES 2013 last week, and is one of the 5in 1080p screen brigade, also packing a Snapdragon S4 processor, weatherproofing and a nifty Battery Stamina mode to help you preserve juice when you're out and about.
What Sony hasn't yet revealed, however, is when the Xperia Z will actually go on sale, so perhaps we're jumping the gun a bit in singing Sony's praises. “Shortly after launch” certainly sounds good, but it doesn't help us much if we don't know when launch is in the first place.