If you're using the T-Mobile variant of the slick Sony Xperia Z, check your notification tray - you might have a very welcome waiting for you. According to this T-Mobile support page, the Xperia Z is finally getting an over-the-air update. It's probably not what you were hoping for: the update brings the phone up to Android 4.2. You know, the version that's now over a year old.


If it makes you feel any better, it's been only five months since the Android 4.2 update was sent to the international version of the Xperia Z. (I guess that probably doesn't make anyone feel better.) Sony had announced its intention to update the Xperia Z, among other devices, to Android 4.3 way back in July... and then said that the update would be coming next month. Again, that's the international version, so who knows how long it will take T-Mobile to get it out to customers. A KitKat update is also in the cards for the Xperia Z, but it would probably take some kind of geeky Nostradamus to get a timeframe.

T-Mobile's 10.3.1.E.0.191 OTA is scheduled to go out starting today. You know the drill: if you don't see the alert in your status bar, check the "about phone" section of the Settings menu.


Image via boomer_jmoore

Source: T-Mobile Support

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • jonathan3579

    T-Mobile sucks ass with updates now.

    • Simon Belmont

      Hmm. They managed the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One in a timely fashion.

      I'd replace T-Mobile with Verizon. They're almost universally the last to update anything.

      • jonathan3579

        That's a very rare exception but they were also the last to update. I was once a T-Mobile fanboy but they're entering Verizon territory with their updates. Once you see past your magenta shades, you'll definitely be aware how piss poor they are. Look at the S4 as well as this device.

        • Simon Belmont

          Well, I don't have to worry. I own a Nexus 5.

          I refuse to ever be dependent on a carrier for my updates ever again. So, my magenta shades can stay firmly in place.

          • jonathan3579

            Fair enough. :) I also have a Nexus 5.

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    If it makes Xperia Z owners feel any better, the Verizon Note 2 (released 11/9/12) is still on 4.1.2

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    Kinda makes all the whining over the non-Nexus 5 versions of KitKat taking a couple of weeks to be released seem even more ridonkulous now, donnit?

  • ch0c0latem00n

    I got an Xperia update for my z phone today in India (not t mobile) n now it has an unknown icon on top next to battery n Wi-Fi icons, what is it n how do I remove it? Thanks ch0c0latem00n

  • mrs angelina

    The new update 4.3 suck, i hate it

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    i update it january 10/14, its suck. i hate it