Sony is one of the brands that are very committed to providing after-sales software support to its users, even years after they must have bought a smartphone. However, they have never had a standing policy on just how long after the release of a phone they would keep supporting it with new software.
All that changed today when the mobile smartphone giant announced a rather welcome calendar for software support.
From now on, Sony would upgrade all of its devices to the latest Android software in a period of at least, two years after the launch. There is a catch here though, and it is that you must be using the flagship of the said year.
There is no detail on how long they would keep rolling out software updates to mid-range and entry-level phones. All of these flagship devices would be registered as a part of the company’s Security Update Programme, geared at making sure the phone is up to date against security vulnerabilities.
This is not to say that they would not push new patches and software to the mid-range and entry-level phones. It is just that the company now reserves the right to decide whether or not the hardware of such phones would hold the update, and choose to send it to them or otherwise.
Finally, to fight the Meltdown and Sceptre vulnerability issues, all Xperia (since the Xperia X) users should stand by for the update.