Today Sony Mobile has released a list of handsets that won’t be receiving further official software updates, including the Xperia S, P, and U.
A new update is now rolling out for owners of the Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia Acro S. While the update still features Android 4.1, it brings quite a few bug fixes and improvements to the table.
It took Sony longer to deliver the Xperia S Jelly Bean update. But now, after a bit of a long wait, it’s finally here.
Android 4.1 was said to roll out to the Sony Xperia S in “late March” a while ago, but that deadline hasn’t been met. Instead, word around the street now is JB will be buttering up the 4.3-incher “in a few days”.
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.
Will the new Xperia lineup make Sony a player in the mobile industry? Should you consider Sony for your next mobile device purchase?
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.
Back in August, the Sony Xperia S was added to the list of target devices for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) as part of an experiment that would hopefully see the device getting Nexus-like update support. As of today, the Xperia S has been taken off the list of target devices, but Sony hopes to continue the project.
Sony has some interesting plans regarding its smartphone future, but issuing timely Android updates are not part of them. The company has shared more details about its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean roll out, but in case you don’t own one of the recently launched Xperia models you won’t like what we’re about to tell you.
With (some of) the hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone 5 finally toning down, it’s time to clear our heads, let our egos rest, and try to objectively answer the age-old question – is the new iPhone better than all Android phones?