Sony Xperia Z to Receive Android 4.2 After Launch

Sony has confirmed that its Xperia Z smartphone revealed during CES 2013 will receive the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update shortly after it launches.

The Xperia Z will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean during its nationwide release within 2013's first quarter. However, it isn't the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.

But Sony has now confirmed that the Xperia Z will receive an update to 4.2 Jelly Bean, which will subsequently make it the first Sony device to obtain the update.

"Xperia Z launches on JB 4.1, but will receive 4.2 shortly after launch. As always, we’ll share more info on this over the coming weeks on the blog," a Sony representative said during a Q&A session.

When compared to Android 4.1, 4.2 predominately focuses on user interface improvements such as a new camera interface, accompanied by lockscreen widgets. It'll also boast improved security.

For more on the Xperia Z, which has been widely commended for its sleek design and water resistance, head on over to our hands-on impressions of the smartphone.


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  • cknobman
    Screw that I'm not buying any phone that does not ship with the latest version of Android.

    Just think about all those LG Optimus G users who bought their shiny new phones last year with a promise of Jelly Bean "shorty" after release. Guess what, they are still waiting.