April 17, 2013

Xperia Tablet S

If you happen to own a Sony Xperia Tablet S, we have some great news for you. Starting tomorrow, the Tablet S will be making the leap to Jelly Bean.

Earlier today Sony took to its community forums to share the good news, informing users that a system notification will appear in the Tablet S toolbar indicating when the update is ready. According to Sony, the Jelly Bean release is for owners in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

For those that were hoping that this would be Android 4.2, it isn’t. While Android 4.1.1 isn’t as exciting as getting 4.2 Jelly Bean, it is still a major jump ahead from ICS.

With Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Tablet S owners will finally get Google Now, the expanded Jelly Bean notifications and speed improvements found thanks to Project Butter. As for tablet-specific changes in the update? Unfortunately, the change log has yet to be released so we really can’t say for sure what kind of tablet-specific changes might make their way to the tablet.

As with most update rollouts, don’t panic if the notification isn’t there the moment that you wake up tomorrow. It could take a few days or so for the update to reach all Sony Tablet S owners. If in doubt, you can always check manually for the update under system settings.


Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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