Sony ends support for all handsets released in 2012 except Xperia T & Xperia V

Sony has begun updating its support pages for the Xperia smartphones released in the year 2012. All of those pages list Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the smartphones “latest and final version”.

There are only two droids from this lineup, which fate is still uncertain – the Xperia T and Xperia V. Sony says their KitKat update is “under investigation”. So there is still hope for those two, but given the fate of their siblings chances aren’t too great.

The phones which are no longer supported on the software side are anywhere between 18 months and two years old, so most people wouldn’t necessarily expect support beyond this time frame. We understand that the full list of phones where software support is now EoL includes the following models:

  • Xperia arc S,
  • Xperia S, Xperia SL,
  • Xperia ion,
  • Xperia acro S,
  • Xperia go,
  • Xperia P,
  • Xperia J,
  • Xperia miro,
  • Xperia sola,
  • Xperia tipo
  • Xperia U. 

We appreciate that Sony Mobile is now providing some transparency over when software support for a phone has ceased. At least it avoids people hoping and wishing for an update. You will notice that Sony has begun to update some of the support pages for the above mentioned phones under the Android version overview, which says “Latest & final version” for the phones where software support has ended.

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