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.

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