It's not KitKat, but at least the Sony Xperia M is getting a little update love from the mothership today. Android 4.3 is rolling out now, but as usual, the exact timing varies by country and carrier. Heading into the update menu and refreshing will pull down the file if your device is eligible.


Android 4.3 (build 15.4.A.0.23) for the Xperia M includes the following goodies.

  • Google Android 4.3 (Jellybean), bringing smooth UI and graphics enhancements
  • New version of Battery STAMINA Mode for longer battery life
  • Updated camera interface bringing Burst Mode, Superior Auto & More
  • Updated applications from Sony featuring Walkman, Album, Movies & More
  • Latest security enhancements from Android 4.3

Most versions of the device should already be on Android 4.2.2 at this point, so there aren't many big changes on the OS side. Sony is taking the opportunity to tweak is own apps and services as well.


Ryan Whitwam
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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    No 4.4 is bullshit, Nexus FTW

  • Rhino3081

    Holy Bezel Batman!

    • asd

      Well. it is a relitively old phone.

      • Rhino3081

        It was released August 2013.

      • David Miao

        Even the Z2 has huge bezels.

        • Harkamal Singh

          even over priced brick called iphone has Huge bezels

    • Harkamal Singh

      all iphones have huge fucking bezels and no body panics...when xperia comes up with the same then people like @Rhino lose their minds...lol

  • Rahul Nebhnani

    has TRIM been added ?

    • Naveen

      Still not available in india

      • Rahul Nebhnani

        i know :/
        been checking it everyday

  • yankeesusa

    Who cares. where is 4.4 for the xperia z? I love xperia phones but this is just crazy. I got rid of mine because of that. Luckily my wife doesn't care what os her phone has as long as it works. I guess my nexus 5 will do the job sony can't seem to do.

  • Stefan Ostojic

    still not available for me

  • Ambroos

    To everyone complaining about the version, seriously, you shouldn't get a Sony for the Android version but for Sony's skin.

    My Xperia Z1 was updated to Sony's stock 4.4 last week and to be honest there was hardly any change. Android by itself has so little functionality you'd be surprised what a difference a good manufacturer ROM can make. What did I gain with the update?
    - Printing support (not really useful)
    - Proper support for other SMS apps (but I quite like Sony's)
    - Translucent systemui, something Sony has had in their own apps since 4.2 and I haven't noticed in any third party apps yet.
    - ???

    Everything else were enhancements Sony made themselves, like a very customisable notification bar and other changes along those lines.

    TLDR: There's much more to a phone than just the clean Android version.

  • sachin

    do this update allow to move apps to sd card

  • Dynamo

    Does the update come for Simgle SIM model

  • Dko2c

    What about camera issues? Xperia M has one of the worst I know (4.2.)

  • UserM

    Hm, my xperia M still don't have notification's update. region Asia

    • ImACatRawr

      I got mine today :D

      • ImACatRawr

        And i regret updating.... After the update my phone doesn't play audio through headphones, I have to use an app to re-direct the sound manually despite the fact that I reset it to factory settings...twice.

  • Talha Ansari

    Can anyone tell me 1gb RAM is enough for the android 4.3 in sony xperia m???

  • nitesh

    still not available in India

  • Thiru

    Still not available in ap,india.

  • shashikumar

    my xperia m single sim m also didnt get notification

  • Shashikumar

    in india Xperia m Android 4.1.2 available...r more ? my phone same version no notification has came!!!!!! how to update pls any body tl me ....??

  • nikoschr24