Sony Mobile has announced its official Android upgrade policy, which reveals that its premium Xperia smartphones will get the latest Android updates for a period of two years after its launch. The company has revealed that it will deliver regular security updates for its range of smartphones.
According to a report by Xperiablog, Sony says that it may or may not choose to upgrade its mid-range or entry-level smartphones. “If testing does not meet our exacting standards and we feel the hardware isn’t capable of delivering a stable user experience,” the company said.
The company has also announced ‘Security Update Program’ under which it will roll out security patches at a regular interval of time to protect Xperia devices from the latest risks, vulnerabilities and flows. The company will also release timely Android security patches (released by Google) along withthose from relevant third-party vendors and any Xperia-specific issues. “Depending on timing and situation, security updates may be released separately, as part of firmware maintenance or within a full Android OS upgrade,” the brand added.
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Lastly, coming to the latest Meltdown and Spectre issue, Sony says that it will soon roll out patches for its range of Xperia smartphones. The list includes Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia L1, Xperia XA1 Plus, Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Patched devices will have Android Security Patch dated 2018-01-05, the company added.