Sony faced a PR nightmare when one of its UK-based spokespersons spilled the beans on the company’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update plan for the 2011 Xperia smartphones, or better said, lack thereof. To calm the tension, the HQ office has now issued a corrective statement.
As posted on Sony’s blog, they said that earlier confirmation about the snubbing of last year’s Xperia phones from receiving Jelly Bean update had been given out “in error”. What’s factual is that the company is still “actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices”, while focusing on rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for its Xperia devices.
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Compared to its peers, Sony has been rather generous in bringing the latest Android OS update to yesteryear’s Xperia phones. But it looks like the dessert treat will stop at Ice Cream Sandwich for owners of Xperia phones that were released in 2011.
The discouraging news came from Sony Mobile UK Product Manager John Cooper, who has been answering questions about the Jelly Bean upgrade on the company’s Facebook page. In separate instances, Cooper confirmed that the Xperia arc S and the Xperia Mini Pro will not be getting the buttery smooth update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
If Sony doesn’t see the Xperia arc S, which has better specs compared to other 2011 [...]