Sony representatives reached out to us to set the record straight on the expected software support for the Xperia 1 III flagship. The company plans to deliver at least two Android OS updates to the Mark 3 flagship.

That’s a lot better than the single OS update that Sony Netherlands was claiming. And yes, the statement is worded defensively, but that’s to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Sony clarifies: the Xperia 1 III will get at least two Android updates

We have to point out that the Sony Xperia 1 III will launch in August in the US and in Europe with Android 11 pre-installed. Google’s schedule shows that Android 12 will reach “platform stability” with Beta 4, set to be released in August and to be followed by a proper release soon after that.

With that in mind, the Xperia 1 III should be updated to Android 13 at a minimum with security updates stretching beyond that.

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