Sony is surely doing a good job by not ignoring support to its older smartphones where as its competitor HTC is being blamed for lack of support to its older flagship devices. Soon after the release of Android 4.3 to Sony Xperia Z1, Sony is almost ready to upgrade their one year old mid-range Android smartphones, Xperia SP, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V to Android v4.3 Jelly Bean. This news was first confirmed from PTCRB where the firmware builds were certified. The firmware build 12.1.A.0.263 for Xperia SP and build 9.2.A.0.290 for Xperia T and Xperia V were certified. Later the news was itself confirmed by Sony through their official twitter account. Sony says that they are making final preparations and will release the update by end of the January or early February.
We hear you re: JB 4.3 for #Xperia T, TX, V, SP – we’re making final preps & will start rolling from end Jan / early Feb
— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) January 16, 2014
But the HTC One X and One X+ are not so lucky in this regard. These flagship smartphones from HTC and were released with Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), but HTC is not going to upgrade them to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It feels quite bitter to know that these phones were flagships and both of them have powerful hardware to be able to run Android v4.3 smoothly when compared to Xperia T, SP and V. These Sony devices were released with Android v4.0 IceCreamSandwich on-board months after the release of HTC One X and had moderate hardware specifications but they are still getting upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
@davidjorourke Hi. We can confirm that the One X+ will not receive further Android updates & will remain on the current version of Android.
— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) January 9, 2014
The news was confirmed by HTC through their Twitter account. The One X and One X+ runs on Android 4.2.2 and will have no updates here after. We can say that it’s not a surprise that One X won’t be getting the Android v4.3 Jelly Bean as its nearly two years old but HTC would have at least upgraded One X+ as it is not even two years old (released on November 2012) and had a powerful enough hardware to even run Android v4.4 Kitkat smoothly. Consumers would have been a little satisfied if HTC would have updated it to 4.3 but now their devices are stuck on Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean forever which will surely make the owners of this product very angry.
SOURCEHTC UK Twitter Account