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Sony rules out KitKat upgrade on three Xperia smartphones

Sony has confirmed three of its mid-range Xperia devices will not make the transition to the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V handsets will not get updates beyond the Jelly Bean OS,

The updates will continue right up until Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but that’ll the end of the road.

On the devices’ product pages Sony now says Android 4.3 is the “latest and final version,” where it had previously read “Under Investigation Android 4.4 (KitKat).” The investigation, seemingly, is complete.

As Android Police points out all three of the handsets launched on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so to make it 4.3 Jelly Bean is further than many devices manage to make it.

Earlier this year, Samsung boosted the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact handsets to KitKat, but those devices are newer and have been flagship Android devices at some point in their life cycle.

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