Sony Offers Details on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update for Xperia T, V and TX

The upgrade brings a slew range of improved Sony features

By on February 8th, 2013 06:49 GMT

Sony started the rollout of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Xperia T and Xperia V several days ago, but the company did not offer any official details on what the update brings and when it might be released in all regions.

Earlier this week we reported on the availability of Jelly Bean for Xperia V and thought the Xperia TX will follow in the next few weeks.

Well, it appears that Sony Mobile has just come forward with an official statement that confirms it has kicked off deployment of Jelly Bean Android 4.1 for 2012 Xperia smartphones.

That includes Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia TX. However, as the company points out, the update will be rolled out to all devices by the end of the next month. Sony also confirmed Xperia TX would start receiving the promised upgrade beginning March.

According to the Japanese handset maker, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for 2012 Xperia smartphones brings some Xperia software, including updated versions of WALKMAN, Album and Movies.

In addition, Jelly Bean for Xperia T, V and TX will add increased options for personalization. There will be a redesigned home screen, which is meant to offer a completely different user experience.

The new revamped home screen features 7 desktop panes, widgets that can be re-sized and flexible notifications.

The update has also been confirmed to offer improved camera functionality. Sony added a more user-friendly viewfinder with the addition of auto scene setting, as well as the option to change between rear and front cameras with a single touch.

The customized Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update offered by Sony will also bring improved application organization and search. The company added a new search function within the application tray meant to make it easier to locate user’s local apps.

Obviously, Google Now will be added as well, which promises a more efficient solution to accomplish daily tasks.

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