Japanese handset maker Sony has finally come out forward with an official statement regarding the promised Jelly Bean update, after weeks of silence.
Sony tweeted the following message on its official account: “Just a quick update to say we hear you re: JB 4.1 for Xperia P & Go, (S, SL, acro S and ion). Work's in v. final stage - more news next week.”
There have been many rumors surrounding the upcoming release of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia go, but none has proven accurate.
Several documents coming from various carriers around the world suggest the long-awaited update will be available for download at some point during this month or the next, but that doesn't help Sony fans that own unlocked units.
Usually, carrier-branded smartphones are the ones that receive major updates such as Jelly Bean, a bit later than the unlocked version. This means that Xperia S, go and P should have received the update by now.
However, in light of the new information coming directly from Sony, we should expect Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to arrive on Xperia P and go as early as late April, if nothing wrong happens.
We're not sure yet why Sony put the name of some Xperia phones in parentheses, but it's probably because work on the update is not so close to the finish line yet.
Which is probably one of the reasons the company decided to offer more details on the Jelly Bean for the rest of its Xperia smartphones next week.
As XperiaBlog points out, there's a high chance that Xperia S, SL, acro S and ion will get the highly-anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update after Xperia P and go, but we will know more in the next couple of days. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.