Sony Xperia SP Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware Possibly in the Works According to Vodafone Spain

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Sony Xperia SP may receive an Android 4.4 KitKat update soon after Vodafone Spain hinted that Sony Mobile is working on an upcoming firmware for the smartphone. As of now, the Sony software support page for Xperia SP still tags Android KitKat as ?under investigation.?

Vodafone Spain on Xperia SP

Sony Mobile has not yet announced any details regarding the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Xperia SP and owners are waiting for the official news if their smartphone remains eligible for another major update after Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Interestingly, Vodafone Spain forum representatives hinted out that Sony Mobile has started working on a new software version for Xperia SP. Representatives replied to a user asking if the device expects another major update.

Vodafone Spain

?For now, Sony told us that it has begun work on a new version of software, but has not given details about changes that could include this new version nor have provided a forecast for output. I commented at the time that something new arises.?

Sony Mobile released a minor software update for Xperia SP with build version 12.1.A.1.201 that runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean containing bug fixing patches. Sony Xperia SP remains eligible since it was released on April 2013 which is still within the 18-month software update support window period.

Under Investigation

Official software support Web page for Sony Xperia SP remains ?under investigation? after Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was rolled out. It has the same status with Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V but Xperia SP differs on the date of official release in the market.

Xperia SP software support is expected to reach expiration by October 2014 while its hardware specifications such as processor and memory capacity are capable of handling Android 4.4 KitKat with Xperia Home UI.

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Current software version details:

-????????? Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 12.1.A.1.201 build version

-????????? Release date: 2014-04-02

-????????? Download media: Sony PC Companion and Sony Update Software


  1. Smart Social Camera UI
  2. Xperia Themes
  3. New user interface, layout and icons
  4. Improvements on Sony media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies
  5. Enhancements on Sony native apps: Messaging, SMALL apps, Email and more

Photo Source: Sony Mobile and Vodafone Spain

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