Sony Xperia 1 IV, 5 IV and More Receive Android 14 Update

Sony’s done it again. They’ve rolled out the Android 14 update for their 2022 smartphones. We’re talking about all three models here: Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV, and Xperia 10 IV. And guess what? The 2023 lineup’s already got the new Android version.

Now, let’s talk about Sony’s place in the smartphone market. It’s small, and it’s shrinking. But the Japanese firm isn’t throwing in the towel. Nope. They’ve been churning out at least three smartphones every year for a while now. The Xperia 10? That’s their mid-range offering. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5? Those are the premium goods.

Remember November last year? Sony pushed Android 14 to the Xperia 1 V, their latest flagship. A week or so later, the Xperia 10 V got the update. The Xperia 5 V joined the party last week. Now, Sony’s ready to move its 2022 Xperia lineup to Android 14. They announced the update for the Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV, and Xperia 10 IV on Twitter, or as they call it, X.

The rollout’s started, but it might take a bit before Android 14 hits all eligible units worldwide. Sony’s plan is to gradually release the update for everyone over the next few days or weeks. You’ll get a notification when Android 14 is ready for your Xperia. Or, you can manually check for updates from the Settings app on your Sony phone.

What’s new with the update? Well, it brings a bunch of Android 14 goodies and a few extras. Sony says the Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV, and Xperia 10 IV are getting flash alerts (LED flash or screen) for notifications and alarms. There’s also enhanced customization of lockscreen shortcuts, compatibility with the Find My Device app, and expanded Nearby Share features.

But here’s the kicker. Sony makes some of the priciest Android phones, but their update support doesn’t quite match up. Their current policy only guarantees two major Android OS updates and up to three years of security updates for Xperia phones. So, the Xperia 1 IV, Xperia 5 IV, and Xperia 10 IV are done getting Android updates.

The Xperia 1 V, Xperia 5 V, and Xperia 10 V should get Android 15, though. They debuted last year running Android 13. We’ll keep you posted when we have more info.

Craig Diaz
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