Jelly Bean update in final stages of testing for several Xperia handsets, Sony promises more details next week

April 19, 2013
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Have a Sony smartphone from last year and still patiently awaiting the upgrade to Jelly Bean? Sony took to Twitter today to reveal that several of their Xperia handsets should be seeing Android 4.1 very soon, as work on the updates have now reached the final stage.

Specifically, Sony mentioned the Xperia P, Xperia Go, Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Arco S and Xperia Ion. Unfortunately no word on exactly when the updates will arrive, though Sony does say they will have more details next week.

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There is a lot to love about Jelly Bean, and this is certainly a welcome upgrade. If you own one of the above handsets you will soon enter a world of improved notifications, Google Now, camera improvements and of course better overall speed thanks to Project Butter enhancements.

While it’s a bit frustrating to wait for Jelly Bean on devices like the Xperia Ion – which has been out since last summer – we have to admit that Sony has done a lot to improve its image in the Android world as of late. They’ve certainly opened things of for developers as of late. Some examples of this change in attitude include their involvement with AOSP code and reports that they have even given sites like XDA free devices to help with projects.

Hopefully we will have some solid information about Sony’s Jelly Bean update plans to report next week.

Comments

  • taz89

    Sony are SLOW with there updates, they said the xperia s would get jb by the end of March and we still waiting and still no new date… Hell some s2’s are on on jb or are starting to receive and that’s a 2 year old phone… I don’t know why people keep praising Sony about there updates when they are actually one of the slowest to put out updates..

    • Your samsung has been upfaked

      Its like more than half a year ago Samsung started seeding JB for Tab 2 P5110, still noone have it. Slow updates are better than fake ones.

      Any Galaxy Ace 2 owners got JB already? No? And why am i not surprised?

      • taz89

        We all know low to mid range android devices rarely get updates if at all. With the xperia s I am talking about a flagship device so let’s compare flag ship to flagship…xperia s no jb, s3 has jb and has for a while. I have been using for around 6 months officially. The s2 which is a 2 year old flagship has jb in some countries and a simple YouTube search will show that it is out… Am just saying Sony need to be faster with there flagship cause nearly a year wait is too long for a flagship to have an update…my brother has the xperia s and likes the phone but hates how long it takes Sony to put out an update and he expected the update last month cause that’s what sony said initially..he was thinking about getting the z but due to his experience with the s he decided not to get it… Sony make great looking phones but they need to improve on there updates and am saying that as a fan who actually likes Sony products.

  • ginch

    lies, as always from sony

  • http://www.facebook.com/shi.cheeliang Chee Liang Shi

    well, dunno about u guys, but all the new from sony seems positive ever since they split form ericcson… things are moving much faster now

  • Bokal Philippines

    It’s true. I’ve updated my Sony Xperia Tab S 3 days ago. Awesome!,,,,,Love you Sony!

  • SONYDZLOL

    xmini e10i????????????????????