Jelly Bean update reportedly rolling out in late March for Sony’s Xperia S

by: AdrianMarch 14, 2013


After several mediocre years in the Android décor, Sony finally has a shot at becoming one of the greats, courtesy of the splendid Xperia Z and ZL. And yet not all the company’s attention is focused on the high-end duo, with a couple of mid-rangers expected to land soon.

Meanwhile, last year’s Xperia line-up continues to be spoiled. It was only a week ago we heard the first reports of Jelly Bean rolling out to the humble J, with the more impressive TL getting the same butter treatment a couple of days back.

And while we feared Sony would have too much on its plate to also worry about the one year-old Xperia S, that doesn’t seem to be the case. At all. In fact, the early 2012 flagship might actually get its own Android 4.1 Jelly Bean bump earlier than planned – in late March.


That’s based on a tweet sent out by Sony Mobile Germany, so you could say it’s official information. Then again, we know how tricky “social media” can be nowadays, meaning the ETA is definitely not set in stone yet.

Worst-case scenario, Sony’s German branch is wrong and we go back to the old schedule, according to which the Xperia S was due for an update in April. Which would still not be awful, would it?

Now how about some Android 4.2 upgrades, Sony? Also, some 4.1 love for the TX would be welcomed. And the P and U. Anyone want to add something to the wishlist?

  • Kiran

    I still don’t understand why TX and S are behind Xperia J for the update. Ridiculous.

    • M.Beg

      Because its Sony…they are strange that way.

  • ali

    When release for xperia TX ?

  • KYS

    Sony Tablet S would be nice

  • JMC-Chris

    from a Sony source the S will receive the jelly bean update in the next few weeks in the UK not specifically the end of march as the German Sony tweet revealed. Handsets lock to specific networks will get them later than sim free handsets as there is a few customization’s to do through the networks.I have personally used a J with the update seems to be smoother and battery life abit more sustainable, can`t wait for my S update

  • NAC

    WTF? It is 2nd April now.

  • Sankster

    im getting really p***ed off now i paid £450 for the Xperia S, had one major upgrade so far and that was only what it said on the box “ready for ICS” which finaly arrived 4 months later!!! this will be the last Sony product i ever own. well done Sony well done

  • Jared

    My phone didn’t have any updates