Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is finally out of the bag, much to the delight of Android enthusiasts. In a press event held last July 24, Google unveiled the highly anticipated mobile operating system, and not too surprisingly, it also announced that the OS will be launched on the new Nexus 7. The new tablet will be thinner, with a hi-res screen (of course), and will cost about $230 – that depends where you get it, of course. Owners of existing Android devices will have the opportunity to update their gadgets to Android 4.3 over the air. These gadgets include the first-gen Nexus 7, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 10, and the Galaxy Nexus.

Sony Phones That Will Have Android 4.3

The good news is that other brands are also going for the Android 4.3, Sony included.

Sony might have had received a lot of criticism in the past, but it sure is not going anywhere – at least not if the big boys in that camp have anything to do with it. With the new Android OS being announced, it is interesting and heartening to hear that Sony is actually joining that bandwagon for sure.

Less than a day after the unveiling of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Sony made an official announcement that some of their devices are going to run on the OS. These devices are as follows:

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia SP
  • Xperia Z Ultra

You’ll have to be a tad patient when it comes to other details such as the WHEN, but you can follow @SonyMobileNews for timely news regarding the topic.

In the meantime, if you own an Xperia ZR and/or an Xperia Tablet Z, you only have a couple of days – or maybe a little more; Sony says early August – to wait for Android 4.2 to be available for your device/s. Also, take note that software rollouts are dependent on the market and the carrier, so don’t be too disappointed if you have to wait longer than others.

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