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Android 4.3 update starts rolling out for Sony Xperia T, TX, V and SP

Sony has now announced that the promised Android 4.3 update is now starting to rollout for the Sony Xperia T, TX, V and SP. Aside from Android 4.3, there are also several Sony-specific app updates included.
February 13, 2014
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We’ve known for a while that Sony planned to bring Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia V and Xperia SP. Earlier this month we even saw a leaked ROM for the Xperia T and Xperia SP, and learned from Sony that all of the listed devices would see Android 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out “from end Jan / early Feb”.

Cutting it pretty close, Sony has now announced that the update is now starting to rollout. Aside from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and all the expected changes that come with it, there’s also many Sony-specific goodies including updates to Messaging, Smart Connect, Track ID and Sony Select. There’s also new versions of Sony’s media apps and the addition of downloadable themes, such as those now found on the Xperia Z series.

For those that are hoping to see battery improvements with the update, all the devices will also receive the newly updated Power Management hub, which includes options designed to help save battery life. Whether these options actually make a major difference for your device is probably up to debate, however.

If you’ve yet to receive the update just yet, don’t worry. As is to be expected, this will be a staged rollout and could take days to reach everyone. If you’re extra impatient, you can always try checking for the update manually by going to your device’s settings.

So how about it, anyone see the update for the Sony handset just yet? If so, what device and was it an unlocked or carrier model?