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No KitKat for you: Sony shuts down software support for Xperia J, P, S and more

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android-kitkatAdhering to its reputation of second-rate Android citizen when it comes to software support, not only is Sony yet to deliver a single 4.4 KitKat update, but the OEM has earlier today made it official a dozen Xperia devices are never to get the bump.

And no, that’s not a figure of speech. There are exactly 12 smartphones on the “no KitKat” list, though you probably shouldn’t be too hard on Sony. Most of those handhelds are roughly two years old, some 16 or 18 months, and you can barely call half of them “smart” devices anymore.

I mean, did you really think there was something beyond 4.1 Jelly Bean, say, for the 4-inch Xperia J? Or 3.5-inch 480 x 320 pix res display-toting Xperia go? Be happy you got JB in the first place.

On the other hand, owners of the Xperia S and SL have every reason to be a little pissed. Sure, the two are old, especially the former, but they’re aging quite handsomely, what with their 4.3-inch 720p screens, dual-core 1.5 and 1.7 GHz CPUs and 1 GB RAM. So no KitKat for these? Not even a fresher flavor of Jelly Bean? See, that’s why you can’t rival Samsung… yet, Sony.

For the record, the Xperia arc S, Xperia U, sola, tipo and miro are the gadgets bound to live their remaining days on sluggish Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, whereas the S, SL, acro S, ion, go, P, and J will be stuck on 4.1 Jelly Bean for good.

Via [Xperia Blog]

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