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Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch

17 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch - read the full textThe Xperia Z is one of the hottest devices in January, but unfortunately runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and not the latest available version of the Google OS (which is 4.2). Sony, however, is going to make things right 'soon after the launch' of its 5" smartphone and update the smartphone to the...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-19 15:26 from JHJ0 - click to readhaha!!! LOL at this one!!! stupid comment!!! if you rate phones by the number of its rows and icons instead of the features and specs then you're pathetic!

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  • 2013-01-21 02:55
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> In reply to i HATER @ 2013-01-18 14:18 from U{73 - click to readDon't you realize that Xperia ZL is lower than Xperia Z. Dont expect same price, simple as that. And I read some comments you sir is the number 1 troll. They was during the year end summary of number one comments and hits. Congratulations sir you deserve it.

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  • 2013-01-20 12:29
  • v0qx

> In reply to axe @ 2013-01-18 08:41 from rxhv - click to readYes you should read before you post things you don't know. Arm has clearly stated that a manufacture can opt to expose all 8 cores to three OS. The A7 cores does not have to shut down when the A15 cores are activated. Read the whitepaper on big.little.

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  • 2013-01-19 15:45
  • JHJ0

This is useless phone coz it has no extra line of icons like iPhone 5.

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  • 2013-01-19 15:26
  • JHJ0

Sony's current flagship phones Xperia V released in Dec 12 still running Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

As per sony "First up, the upgrade plans* for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are progressing as planned these smartphones will start to receive Jelly Bean during February and March."

At the same time Samsung's flagship a generation back Galaxy S II released in April 2011 will be receiving Jelly Bean update.

Sony phones has good hardware under the hood but software they are a gen back compared to other's even the flagship phones .

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  • 2013-01-19 03:48
  • uuu5

> In reply to TP @ 2013-01-18 17:09 from vI2W - click to readWe understand that you want to know the price and launch date of Sony Xperia Acro S handset.

We appreciate your interest in Sony Xperia products and services.

In response to your query we would like to inform you that Sony Xperia Acro S handset is not yet launched in "India". We are unable to provide the exact date of release or availability and price information for this phone. All current and upcoming models that Sony Xperia plans to release in India are posted on our website. Each country has a specific time frame which is advised on an as-when-is basis.

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  • 2013-01-19 01:57
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> In reply to B64 @ 2013-01-18 10:26 from PUm0 - click to readSorry you've been fooled, the update will not be released until s2plus will get a fair market share. But obviously not, there are more competitive phones out there to beat s2 plus. So probably a good estimate is 3 more months before you get update. Thats the just a right amount of time for samsung to realize that s2+ cant sell, so they will update s2 for damage control.

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  • 2013-01-18 21:21
  • v0qx

> In reply to Oh My @ 2013-01-18 13:47 from tVtF - click to readTypical reply from a person who has no clue what APIs are and how a change in OS version *will* change the capabilities of the device to run some future programs that make use of the new functions.

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  • 2013-01-18 18:12
  • mF8@

Just waiting for this phone to launch in India...I want this phone at any cost...its indeed spectacular in looks and getting close in competition with Samsung S3..currently am using xperia arc since 2 years....always a Sony fan :)...sammy suxxx...cheap plastic..

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  • 2013-01-18 17:09
  • vI2W

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-18 08:28 from vxrD - click to readsammy released those just for the varied customers..
and dont be too hard, theyr not yet heating up the stage wd their nxt galaxy S and note flagships, and i also expect more :D

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  • 2013-01-18 15:47
  • wHrS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-18 09:20 from mga3 - click to readhuh? not really.. before i get my phone, i still approach techblogs and reviews and youtube videos.. i will go with samsung flagship not because i always see their commercials and printads but because what touchwiz and hardwares can offer..

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  • 2013-01-18 15:44
  • wHrS

another problem for sony is the xperia zl, since the most markets(usually big markets) will get xperia z, while small markets will get xperia zl n problem is that sony had to satisfy both their customers which is nearly impossible as xperia z is true flagship, it will always get early updates before zl which will make zl owners cry for their device and may end up people not buy zl in future after release... also some people who want xperia z n if it z not available in his/her country will move to other manufacturer... sony is killing themselves...

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  • 2013-01-18 14:18
  • U{73

i guess even htc butterfly is enough to beat xperia z/zl n one more thing that sony did was that they wont release both devices in same market means some will get z while others will get zl so looking at individual sales, they cant even beat htc butterfly, combining both may beat butterfly but i doubt that too... while people r comparing this to a giant S4.. hahaha they r already lost without opening the competition... people r not willing to look reality n shooting the sky unnecessarily... good luck wid ur z/zl... for me its S4...

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  • 2013-01-18 13:53
  • U{73

> In reply to poks @ 2013-01-18 04:05 from v0qx - click to readTypical reply from a person who only thinks "latest" equals "greatest".

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  • 2013-01-18 13:47
  • tVtF

The UI is very sexy and looks better than sens UI or TouchWiz UI. Love u

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  • 2013-01-18 12:44
  • 6%Aj

> In reply to Yodha @ 2013-01-17 18:52 from 95qq - click to readA phone that looks like that, with functionality like that.. You can never fap too much.. ;-)

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  • 2013-01-18 10:49
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-18 03:46 from PGXj - click to readMost of your points doesn't even have anything to do with multitasking; anyways all I'm saying is that I'm thankful that Android is driving Phone companies to innovate our smartphone further, and google is doing everything to further the functionality of the OS. And the phone's hardware I believe will have enough capability to run multitasking smoothly, its not like technology is running backwards anyways.

Off topic...

Try comparing android 1.6 to 4.2, then compare the oldest ios to ios6, which of the OSes really did take the leap both visually and functionality? I bet that is really easy to answer...

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  • 2013-01-18 10:48
  • vpcS

When Sony launched Xperia S, everyone expect to get ICS out of the box but all they have is a sticker promising that the phone is "upgradable". This was their very first flagship yet not until September 2012 was a buggy upgrade rolled out. sony at the time was busy upgrading their 2011 phones which till today remains full of unresolve bugs. And now they reverse the upgrade to start with latest phone while Samsung will be rolling JB for S2 in February 2013. Samsung supports Android upgrades faster, not Sony; that's why they outsold everyone, including iphones.

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  • 2013-01-18 10:26
  • PUm0

I saw a dream in dream i see android users can root their devices and they can install lots of rooms with latest android version without blaming some one for not giving update

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  • 2013-01-18 10:13
  • uZa{

> In reply to Mohan Kris D @ 2013-01-18 09:39 from 9JK$ - click to readI saw a dream in dream i see android users can root their devices and they can install lots of rooms with latest android version without blaming some one for not giving update

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  • 2013-01-18 10:11
  • uZa{

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