Android 14 is nearly here, and by the time you’re reading this, it might have already been released to the public for Pixel phones. But what about non-Pixel phones? Which phones will receive the Android 14 update? In this article, we will focus on Sony Xperia phones, providing answers for Xperia users.
We have already published a complete Android 14 compatible phones list. If you have a phone from a different OEM, you can refer to that list.
Android 14 is a significant OS upgrade that includes a plethora of new features, which other OEMs like Sony will incorporate into their Android 14-based custom UI. Users can anticipate features such as scaling font size to 200%, flash notifications, enhanced per-app language settings, more battery information like charge cycle, the option to select specific media for sharing, and numerous other new additions.
But will you be able to experience these new features on your Xperia phone? Only if your phone is eligible. And this is the list guide so you will know soon if your Xperia phone is eligible for Android 14 or not.
Not all Xperia phones receive an OS upgrade every year, only a few get major upgrades making it relatively easy to speculate which Xperia phones will be eligible for this year’s upgrade. The list provided below is not official but is based on Xperia’s update history and their update policy. It can be considered accurate.
Android 14 Compatible Sony Xperia Phones
- Sony Xperia 1 V
- Sony Xperia 5 V
- Sony Xperia 10 V
- Sony Xperia 1 IV
- Sony Xperia 5 IV
- Sony Xperia 10 IV
Xperia phones typically receive only two years of OS upgrades, which may not align with the pricing of their devices compared to other options in the market. While Sony boasts an impressive camera setup, it’s often the software that users interact with in their daily use. We are hoping that Sony will prioritize delivering more updates in the future.
Based recent years data, it’s well-known that Sony doesn’t provide updates as promptly as some other manufacturers. Xperia phones receive only a limited number of updates, and users often have to wait for months to access them. Given that Sony has a smaller device lineup compared to brands like Samsung and Google, which should give the company advantage as they don’t have to manage many devices. But Sony fail to take advantage.
If you have a Xperia phone from the list, you can expect the Android 14 update but not anytime soon. Since Xperia does not share release timeline, it is hard to say when a specific device will get the major Android update. Last year, Sony began Android 13 rollout for its first phone in December, so expect Xperia 1 V to get the update by this year, and later for other Xperia phones.