We know that the Xperia S alongside other recent Xperia models have been promised to get Android 4.1 at one point in the future. If you want some proof that Sony is still working hard to make the Jelly Bean dream comes true for its customers, check out these screenshots from the “leaked” JB firmware running on the Xperia S.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the Xperia S is an early build that has somehow made its way to the folks at XDA-developers. Apparently, there are still quite a few kinks that need to be ironed out in order for it to live up to its buttery smooth reputation.


Some added features that Xperia S owners can expect to see include one-touch screen mirroring, power management options, a new lockscreen, and loads more.

The new firmware isn’t expected to be rolled out by Sony to the handset until April at the earliest. We’re hoping it’ll come much sooner. To make the wait more bearable, you have the screenshots to look at and enjoy.


Excited about the Jelly Bean update? What do you think of the sneak peek? Drop your comment below.

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  • ron

    I think it will not have stamina mode:(

  • anon1975

    OK, the time will tell, but i am using FXP cyanogenmod 10 for 4 months by now, and i can say that this sphone can run jb very well, so i dont understan why sony is not going update it to 4.2.1.

    Xperia S is one of the best smartphones i ever used… followed very close by motorola atrix 4G, but the problem here are the companies behind then not the smartphones


  • I kind of want to buy one of these to use instead of my Galaxy Nexus. They’re pretty cheap used. I like the screen size better than the 4.65″ GNex. A JB update makes the Xperia S a better phone overall.

  • spadger


  • Nanju


    I brought my Sony Xperia S at Mar’12.. It is fantastic experience to use.. But from 2 weeks software is not updating properly.. its took too much time for updating but that time also its not updating.. But is uninstall the app and install again it will install immediately.. Updating is only problem in my mobile.. Please anyone help me to rectify this problem..

  • Looks pretty good!

  • ayezaw


  • Benmartin1974

    I’d been thinking of buying a Sony Xperia S for some time. I read plenty of reviews and this one was quite useful , I received my package last month and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure:

  • koim

    What is the difference between issuing 6.1.a.2.55 vs 6.1.a.2.45 on xperia s

  • Navneet patel

    I want to install jellybean on xperia s….. So what should I do?