Sony to provide 2 years of Android updates to the flagship Sony Xperia devices

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If there is one aspect that can not be reproached to Sony, with few exceptions , is the support offered to its terminals at the software level. The Japanese, unlike many other manufacturers, pampers most of the smartphones that make up its catalog during most of its useful life, releasing frequent and prolonged updates, and most importantly: without neglecting the models more humble of his Xperia line. Today, the Japanese firm has decided to make public its new update policies, which makes very clear their plans regarding which devices will receive updates for at least two years, and which, probably, will be abandoned in old versions ahead of time.

According to Xperia Blog, Sony points out in its new policies that its intention is to offer the best possible user experience, and therefore it is committed to providing system updates for a minimum of two years to its customers. most premium terminals . Although names are not given, there is no doubt that this segment is formed by the terminals of the XZ line. And although two years may not seem like a very long period -in fact, it is not-, we must not forget that few firms maintain support for their terminals during this period of time , and only the latest Google Pixels exceed it , since They are the only Android with guaranteed updates for a minimum of three years. But things change if we go down a step in the catalog of Sony products.

Sony has not wanted to miss the opportunity to reveal their intentions in terms of security . The firm says that keeping the privacy of its customers safe is their main concern, and that's why they ensure that they stick to Google's planning with respect to Android security patches, released on a monthly basis to correct vulnerabilities. Again, yes, the most leading terminals will be assured this type of updates, while the rest will depend on the seriousness of the matter. Finally, Sony has confirmed which of its current terminals will receive the security patch focused on filling the Meltdown and Specter gaps.

Here is the list of Sony devices getting the updates for 2 years:

  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia L1
  • Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Xperia XA2
  • Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Xperia L2
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Japanese, maintaining the premise of providing a pleasant experience, points out that less top terminals will only receive updates if "their exacting standards" are met , and if "the hardware is capable of offering a stable user experience" . Or what is the same: while the most expensive phones of the Xperia range have system updates insured for a minimum of two years since its launch , those cheaper, belonging to the intermediate ranges of the company's catalog, will only do so if there are no hardware limitations, or possible compatibility or stability problems that may appear during the tests that are carried out in the development process of each new version. So, in case Sony decides that a terminal is not ready to make the leap to a new version of Android, will be anchored in the current edition.