Though Sony has said that they don’t expect to update the Sony Xperia T to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean until the first quarter of 2013, benchmark results have already appeared showing the Xperia T running the upcoming firmware.
While we knew that the “Bond phone” would be getting Jelly Bean, the recent benchmark results show that either the updated firmware is going to be released earlier than we thought, or that Sony plans to test it rigorously before release.
The GLBenchmark results below show the Xperia T (LT30at, LT30p) running the updated firmware (9.1.A.0.187). The first digit in the firmware indicates that the Xperia T will be running eDream 9, while the second digit indicates that the Android version will be Jelly Bean. It doesn’t hurt that 4.1.1 appears early on in the image below.
While benchmark results can be faked or manipulated, it seems that they are likely true in this case. After all, Sony already announced Jelly Bean for the Xperia T, so why fake the results?
Do you think that this means that we may see an update for the Sony Xperia T sooner than we originally thought? Or are they just making sure the new firmware gets plenty of testing?