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Sony Rolls Out Android Jellybean Update To Xperia Z Handsets In Europe

News   •   Jun 28, 2013 11:27 BST

Back in February, Sony released the Xperia Z, arguably its most impressive and certainly its most advanced smartphone model to date.

The phone instantly became a huge commercial success for the Japanese manufacturer, clocking up millions of sales and achieving widespread praise from critics and positive reviews. The impressive spec list of the Xperia Z makes it easy to see why it has proven to be such a popular device. Key features of the handset include a 13 megapixel camera, 5 inch 1080p display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and Android Jellybean operating system. The phone also boasts official IP55 an IP57 certifications, meaning it has been officially rated as dust proof and waterproof, features which set the device apart from competing handsets. Visit our website for info on the Sony Xperia Z, and price comparisons of Sony Xperia Z pay monthly contracts.

The Sony Xperia Z originally shipped with Android 4.1.2 Jellybean as its operating system. During the last few months though, Sony has promised an update to the new Android 4.2.2 Jellybean variant, but this has unfortunately been delayed or cancelled a number of times, leaving owners of the handset frustrated. However, GSM Arena has recently reported that it finally looks like the update has begun to roll out to Xperia Z handsets in a number of European markets.

The website has reported that the LTE model in Spain and Ukraine is beginning to receive the update, while Dutch, Czech and Austrian networks have recently approved the update, so is expected to roll out as an over the air update imminently. The update brings several bug fixes and performance optimisations to the handset, along with a handful of brand new features.

Sony Xperia Z handsets in the UK are still awaiting the arrival of this update, but because it has recently hit a number of other European markets, we expect the SIM free phone to received the update very soon. This also suggests that UK networks will soon approve the update, and begin rolling it out to locked handsets during the next couple of weeks.

We are sure to hear more details regarding the availability of the update in the UK, so when we hear more information we will be sure to keep you posted.