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[Q] Is there gonna be android L on xperia s ?

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By zaidx, Senior Member on 30th June 2014, 11:11 AM
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Hi folks
We all saw the new android L and how cool it is
So is there any chance that it'll be available on our xperia s ?
 
 
30th June 2014, 01:04 PM |#2  
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Hi folks
We all saw the new android L and how cool it is
So is there any chance that it'll be available on our xperia s ?

If you're talking about official update - no. Sony stopped development for out phone with 4.1.2

But I'm sure there will be unofficial ROM here on XDA
30th June 2014, 03:16 PM |#3  
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yes i'm talking about unofficial of course
but i saw that raymanfx is no longer here in xperia s section so i thought that it might take a while to get the update on our device
2nd July 2014, 10:14 AM |#4  
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My crystal ball isn't very good, we can't predict yet what drivers are going to be broken with Android L. If not much changes, a port to Android L is very likely, but otherwise we'll be stuck at KK or maybe the Android L builds will be less functional. All things we can't know yet.

Also, RaymanFX isn't the only developer for the fuji platform so if he develops for a bunch of other devices now, that doesn't mean our devices are getting no love. We have Android 4.4.4 based ROMs already, what more could we ask for at the moment?

To see if Android L will be supported, the buildable sources for the final version will need to be released. Right now is much too early to speculate. I'm quite hopeful as well, although I'm planning on getting the next Nexus phone or a Nexus 5 if I can't wait any longer, having a phone for 2 years is enough for me.
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4th July 2014, 02:03 PM |#5  
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android L on xperia s
clearly no android L will be coming to xperia s
4th July 2014, 05:39 PM |#6  
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How to know when ?
There have not yet any release...

---------- Post added at 06:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:49 PM ----------

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clearly no android L will be coming to xperia s

Many people said that for KitKat .

Xperia S has the necessary power, remains to be seen for basic compatibility...
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5th July 2014, 08:43 PM |#7  
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Xperia S has a really good hardware, I hope it will be enough for Android L
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U know what
Sony should learn from Motorola
They are updating old handsets to kitkat like droid Razer and atrix HD.AND SONY doesn't
8th July 2014, 11:35 AM |#9  
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U know what
Sony should learn from Motorola
They are updating old handsets to kitkat like droid Razer and atrix HD.AND SONY doesn't

Are we going to be ranting about this again? Those Motorola devices don't have a Snapdragon S3, do they? No, the Razr HD and M have an S4 Plus (the older Razr doesn't get an update to KK), and the Atrix HD also has an S4 Plus. You see where I'm getting at? I'm pretty sure we would have gotten to Android 4.2 if Qualcomm hadn't dropped the Snapdragon S3. It's a hardware problem, can you still not get that by now?

Yeah Sony shouldn't have used such an old SoC, we all knew that but we still bought the thing. Right now the phone is over 2 and a half years old, you can't expect any updates anymore, not even Motorola does that: Atrix HD and those Razr's aren't 2 years old yet.

I'm not saying Sony isn't to blame, the Xperia T should have gotten KitKat but didn't, and it took way too long to get KitKat on even the newer devices. It's insane to see Sony take over half a year while Motorola is faster than the Google Play Edition devices. The Sony skin isn't even that different from Holo.

If quick official updates are important to you, learn your lesson and get a Nexus or GPE device. Moaning about what Sony should do doesn't help since A) the hardware doesn't support it (without straying from official drivers) and B) Sony will never learn. Updates have been an issue since the Xperia X10, the very first Android phone they made.

But the great thing about Android is how open it is, at least compared to other handset os'es, so at least we're getting unofficial KitKat updates and I bet there will be Android L ports. If not for RaymanFX, deedwar and the other dev's, I would have gotten a Nexus 5 months ago.
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