Recently, Sony announced it will discontinue software update support for several Xperia handsets including Xperia arc S, Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion, Xperia acro S, Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia J, Xperia miro, Xperia sola, Xperia tipo and Xperia U.
Every smartphone reaches EOL (end-of-life), and manufacturers doesn’t usually provide software updates for its handsets after it reaches that time, no matter how popular the handset is.
Most of the smartphones that are included in the list are very old, ranging from 18 months to two years, and it kind of makes sense for the Japanese OEM to cut the software support for these handsets. On the other hand, Sony has shown great transperancy by letting users know about the end of support for its handsets.
The resources can be used to make sure the more recent devices, including the flagship Xperia Z1 , can get the sweet taste of Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks. Sony has already released the Android 4.3 update for several of its handsets, and is in the process of releasing the Android 4.4 for it’s popular devices.
Last year, Sony released its plans to update several of its devices, including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1, which will get Android 4.4 KitKat.
Let’s just Sony releases the update as early as possible.
Source: Xperia Blog