Android 4.2 update coming to the Sony Xperia Z 'shortly after launch'

Android 4.2 update coming to the Sony Xperia Z 'shortly after launch'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.

Via Android Community

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Pondlife  Jan. 18, 2013 at 20:26

Sony's definition of shortly will no doubt vary from mine though.

Probably quicker than the 11 months the Xperia S seems to be taking to get 4.1 though I guess.

VinzClortho  Jan. 18, 2013 at 20:33

"Flagship" device should ship(pun intended) with the latest and greatest OS version, straight out of the box. But that's just my simple way of thinking...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:41

Still don't understand why Sony went for the glass back. Photo opps aside, it's fragile, feels cold and slippery, and ends up in a case never to be seen again.

Pondlife  Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:15

N4 didn't feel cold or slippery, but then it wasn't so icy then. Mind you screen on my phone isn't exactly cold either.
It's good for reception and structurally strong and Sony follows others now...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:34

N4 didn't feel cold or slippery, but then it wasn't so icy then. Mind you screen on my phone isn't exactly cold either.
It's good for reception and structurally strong and Sony follows others now...


and it's good for phone repair shops and insurance companies....

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