The Android 14 update is finally here and many users are wondering which handsets will be receiving the new update. Android 14 is a significant OS upgrade that comes with a wide variety of features, which other OEMs like Sony will be incorporating into their custom UI. Users can expect features like enhanced per-app language settings, scaling font size to 200%, flash notifications, the option to select specific media for sharing, more battery info such as charge cycle, and other new additions.
However, many Sony Xperia users are wondering if they will be able to enjoy these features on their handsets. It is worth mentioning that only a handful of Xperia devices are eligible for this update.
Not all Xperia devices receive an OS upgrade each year as only a few of them get major upgrades, which make it easy to speculate which devices will be eligible for this year’s upgrade.
List of Sony Xperia handsets eligible for the new Android 14 update
Sony handsets usually get just two years of OS upgrades, which might not align with the pricing of the devices compared to other options in the market. While Sony handsets boast an impressive camera setup, it is often the software that users interact with in their daily use.
Based on recent data, it is well-known that Sony does not provide updates quite as promptly as other manufacturers. Xperia handsets receive only a limited number of updates and users end up having to wait for a few months to access them. Given that Sony has a smaller lineup compared to brands like Google and Samsung, it should give the OEM an advantage as they don’t need to manage many devices. However, Sony has failed to take advantage.
Here is a list of Xperia handsets that are eligible for the new Android 14 update –
- Sony Xperia 1 IV
- Sony Xperia 1 V
- Sony Xperia 5 IV
- Sony Xperia 5 V
- Sony Xperia 10 IV
- Sony Xperia 10 V