Recently, Android smartphones are witnessing a “support extension competition” for operating system updates and security updates.
On the other hand, Sony’s Xperia smartphones have one of the shortest software update support periods among global brands, and it’s no exaggeration to say that this is the biggest point of dissatisfaction for many users.
Meanwhile, a little “breaking news” has emerged that Sony has officially announced that it will be expanding support for OS updates for the Xperia device.
A Reddit user posted information from Sony France’s official support, and accordingly:“Sony will provide three operating system updates and three years of security updates for Xperia models from 2022 onwards.”This is what he said.
As you know, the “unspoken rule” is to update the operating system for Xperia models twice.
However, this will be expanded once.
In other words, the Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV and Xperia 10 IV, which until now had Android 14 as their final operating system, will be provided with updates up to Android 15.
(And V Series up to Android 16)
On the other hand, security updates will remain unchanged for three years, so it will still be inferior to most other manufacturers in this regard.
However, with the publication of this information, some inconsistencies have emerged with information previously published on this site.
A few weeks ago, according to information from Sony’s official US support,The third Android 14 update will be available for the Xperia 1 III and 5 IIII told you.
On the other hand, the Xperia III series is a 2021 model, so based on this information,The string must be outside the scope of the new “3 updates” rule.He is.
Therefore, there are some parts that are not clear regarding the model.
However, this is only for now.Official information has appeared twice promising three OS updates for the Xperia device.So,Confirmed information regarding “at least 3 OS updates since Series IV”I think it’s a good idea to think about it.
In addition, there is also fairly reliable information that the Pixel 8 series that will be announced next week is promised seven OS updates, and compared to this, it seems that the Xperia has a long way to go.
However, I honestly appreciate the fact that Sony has taken a step towards solving the problem of user dissatisfaction.
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