Sony has launched a new OTA (Over-The-Air) update for its Xperia SP (C530X) devices. The latest firmware update will bump the firmware from 12.1.A.1.201 to 12.1.A.1.205. This update will bring Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) to the Xperia SP devices.
According to the official Sony Xperia SP support page,
This upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone includes many improvements, such as:
- Shorter charging time
- Enhanced performance and stability of Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
- Improved screen visibility to cover more lighting conditions
- Quicker file management
- All the latest bug fixes and stability improvements
Official website also shows that Android 4.4 (KitKat) release for Xperia SP devices is currently under investigation. This means that SP device owners might get a KitKat 4.4 update after all. For now, we would advise SP devices owners to keep their fingers crossed and check out website regularly as we will notify you as soon as an update is available.
The Sony Xperia SP Jelly Bean 4.3 update (build 12.1.A.1.205) has been rolled out for Orange and T-Mobile Xperia SP device in France, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom and eventually be rolled out for other regions and mobile carriers.
As this is an OTA update, not all users from the above mentioned regions and carriers will get the update at once. It will be rolled out in gradual steps and it might be a couple of days until you receive a official notification that this update can now be downloaded on your device.
If you automatically receive the official OTA update notification on your notification screen then just tap the notification and follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the update.
However, you can always check manually if the update is available in your region. To check for the update manually, go to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.
After installing the firmware, check that you are running on the latest firmware build. To check the firmware build number, go to Settings > About phone > Build number.
If you have installed the Sony Xperia SP Jelly Bean 4.3 update (build 12.1.A.1.205) on your Xperia SP (C530X) device then please review what changes you noticed in the comments section below.