Soon after internet search giant Google launched its Android 4.3 operating system on Wednesday, Japanese tech giant Sony released a list of Xperia devices which are set to receive the latest Android version.
Sony which has been criticized for delaying updates for many of its smartphones, seems to have taken it seriously as the company is amongst the first to announce the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for its devices.
On Thursday, Sony announced the list of Xperia devices through its Official Blog which stated, "We're already getting stuck in and can confirm we'll make 4.3 available for: Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra..."
Sony also revealed that it is looking at the possibility of upgrading some of its devices to Android 4.3 directly from Android 4.1. However, it did not specify the devices which are due to receive this update. It was also confirmed that Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will soon get the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, while Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z will get the upgrade in August.
The company acknowledged its failure for rolling out the updates on time and promised to work on it. "Thank you for all the feedback on our Jelly Bean 4.1 rollout for Xperia 2012 products - we're aware the process hasn't been as succinct or as timely as you might've expected. As part of Developer World's piece, Fredrik Ekstrand, our Head of Software Product Management, elaborates on some of the reasons for this, but essentially - we've heard your frustrations and are constantly improving the way we do things."