14 November 2022
Sony has finally announced the Android 13 update for Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV users. It is the newest Android OEM to release the latest Android version after the likes of Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Google. The announcement was made via a post on the company's official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Unfortunately, these posts do not go into details about the update release. It means we have no idea if the Android 13 release is for all users or only select regions. It did not mention the firmware version, Android security patch level, update size, or a changelog either. The only thing it said is, "We're introducing the Android 13 Update with the latest features to Xperia 1 IV and 5 IV".
We believe the update should bring all the major Android 13 features and changes. The users should get all the new Material You customizations, improved app permissions, language selection for each app, Digital well-being improvements, and new security changes. If you own any of these two smartphones, you can visit the settings to check if the update is available for you yet.
The Xperia 1 IV is a premium Android flagship that debuted about four months ago. It is packed with high-end features like a 4K display, 5x optical zoom, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. As for the Xperia 5 IV, it is also an Android flagship but is aimed at buyers interested in a compact phone. Both smartphones support 5G networks for fastest possible on-the-go internet connectivity.