Sony teases Xperia Android 4.4 KitKat announcement coming next week
1st Nov 2013 | 19:43
Sony plans a candy bite
Today Sony dropped a small hint about its plans for Android 4.4 KitKat, the new Android update that Google detailed October 31.
The official Sony Xperia News Twitter account said to watch for news from Sony next week.
"Re. #Android @KitKat, we're excited – next week our news on: 4.3, 4.4; products & more…" Sony tweeted, with the hashtag "#Sony Xperia."
So it seems the company has plans not only for KitKat, but for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well - and it sounds like some new products might get announced next week, like an Xperia phone or two.
A future Xperia
That fits somewhat with a rumor that Sony will announce two new Xperia phones, including a Sony Xperia "Tianchi" with an eight-core MediaTek chip, in Shanghai on November 12.
Will the phone code named "Tianchi" debut with KitKat installed? Only time (or more leaks) will tell.
But November 12 is more than a week away, so either that rumor got the date wrong or Sony has more tricks up its sleeves than we currently know about.
Either way, we'll be watching for any news.
Break me off a piece
However, plenty of Android users are still left with the question of when the new Android update will arrive on their devices.
TechRadar has the full scoop on which Android phones are currently confirmed to be getting KitKat - and the one device that definitely isn't.