They are a bit behind schedule, but as promised, Sony has begun updating its not-so-latest Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia V and Xperia SP smartphones to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Xperia SP has been getting the update in some regions since last week, and now the final iteration of Jelly Bean is beginning to make its way to the other three devices.
The update will bring standard Android 4.3 features like faster performance, Bluetooth LE (low-energy) and OpenGL 3.0 support, improved accessibility, among others. Sony’s added quite a few things of its own over what Google offers with 4.3, including improved and updated versions of apps like Messaging, MyXperia, TrackID, Small Apps, WALKMAN etc., a custom theme interface called “Xperia Themes” with the option to download custom UI packs (an extension of the themes option in Sony’s custom skin), and more.
As always, the arrival of the update on your phone will depend on your region and/or carrier, so don’t feel bad if it doesn’t show up just yet. Those using the Xperia SP should know that Android 4.3 might be the last upgrade the device gets, as Sony is reportedly reconsidering its plans to update it to KitKat.