The Android 13 upgrade for the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV – two high-end phones of this year, was announced by Sony last month. Sony is now expanding the rollout for more eligible devices. The company has started rolling out the Android 13 update for the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, and Xperia Pro-I. Obviously, the update is rolling with a whole bunch of new features and changes.
At the time of writing, the rollout has not been officially confirmed by Sony, instead, a Reddit user (u/EveningCommand1) shared this information on the Sony Xperia subreddit. And as per the information shared by the user, the Android 13 update goes live for the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Xperia Pro-I, and even for more Mark IV models. So, you can expect the Xperia 10 IV will also receive the update soon.
Speaking about the details, then the update is tagged with the 61.2.A.0.382 version number for Xperia 1 III and 61.2.A.0.381 for Xperia 5 III. Whereas if you own the Xperia Pro-I, then your phone will receive the new software with 61.2.F.0.147 firmware version number. Sony pushed the new software for three of last year’s phones with November 2022 monthly security patch.
Moving to the changes, then Sony is pushing the Android 13 software with a slew of new features including the Live Stream from Camera View, expanded Material You dynamic theming, more options in Quick Settings, support for per-app language, Bluetooth LE Audio, and more. You can check out the complete details of the new features by moving to this page.
Now if you own the Xperia 1 III, 5 III, or Xperia Pro-I, then you can update your phone to the Android 13, all you need to do is, head over to the System updates in the Settings app then check for the new updates, if the update is available simply download and install it on your device. If not, wait for a few days, currently, it is rolling in a staged manner and will be available to everyone in a matter of time.
In case you are in a hurry and want to try out the new software, then you can manually flash your phone to the new software by downloading the firmware from tools like XperiFirm. Before updating your phone, make sure to take a backup and charge your phone to at least 50%.