According to a new report from Japan, Sony will expand software support for its latest flagship products-both the expensive Xperia 1 II, and the Xperia 5 II, which has not yet been officially released, will receive three major Android updates, but mid-range smartphones will not Get extended support.
The price of high-end smartphones is rising every year, so for some customers, it makes little sense to replace new devices every year. So far, the usual practice for many manufacturers is to provide smartphones with only one to two major Android updates. After Samsung has promised that selected smartphones will stay up to date for three years, Sony is now doing the same, at least according to the Android Next report.
Therefore, both Xperia 1 II (approximately 1,197 euros on Amazon) and Xperia 5 II (to be officially announced in mid-September) will both receive the update prior to Android 13. For the predecessors of these two smartphones, Android 11 is over, Xperia 10 II (about 372 euros on Amazon) will only receive the next Android update, and the older Xperia 10 is only available on Android 10.
There is still no exact timetable to roll out the next update. If Sony’s high-end models are on par with Samsung’s in this respect, it will certainly be welcomed, and customers can use these devices for at least three years without having to give up new Android features. Sony has not yet made any official comment on this plan, and people should still be skeptical of viewing information from Japan until the possible confirmation is made.
So, if this information is correct, the model latest Xperia final Android OS version is as follows:
- Xperia 1 II, Xperia 5 II → Android 13
- Xperia 10 II → Android 11
- Xperia 1, Xperia 5 → Android 11
- Xperia 10/10 Plus, Ace, 8/8 Lite → Android 10
Also, Xperia XZ3 and earlier models will not be updated to Android 11 (well, as expected).
However, although Galaxy has expanded the number of models covered by the updated warranty, it can be traced back to previous models, but Xperia is only from the 2020 model.
In addition, Galaxy guarantees that there are three operating system updates for high-end models even in the mid-range A-series, but Xperia said there are no changes in the mid-range.
In this sense, it cannot be said that the update target/delay for this period is the same as the Galaxy. However, if the operating system update support will be extended until now, I think it can be seen as a direction.
Source = Japanese Media( Android Next )