Sony Offers New Details on Its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Plans

It will start the roll-out in February for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V

By Ionut Arghire on December 17th, 2012 16:37 GMT

Today, Japanese mobile phone maker Sony Mobile unveiled to the world some more info on its plans on the update to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

The company has decided to start the roll-out with its Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V smartphones in the first quarter of the next year.

However, the availability of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for these devices will depend on the market users are in, as well as on their wireless carrier.

“First up, the upgrade plans for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are progressing as planned – these smartphones will start to receive Jelly Bean during February and March,” the company notes in a blog post.

Starting with the end of the first quarter of 2013, Sony will be delivering the new update to three more devices, namely Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia go.

In the weeks following this deployment, the company will begin to provide the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS to its Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion and Xperia acro S users.

Although the update might not arrive as soon as some users might have expected, it seems that there will be some features that will make it highly appealing to all users.

“We’re particularly excited about the Sony Xperia Jelly Bean features and functionality – we look forward to bringing you more information on this in the New Year,” the aforementioned blog post explains.

Sony also reiterated that some of its devices would not be upgraded to the newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, including the Xperia U, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo, and Xperia sola, all of which will remain stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich.

With some devices from other mobile phone makers out there already receiving upgrades to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it seems that Sony is still one step behind with the delivery of upgrades to its users. Hopefully, it will manage to get all things in order with next year’s flagship products, which are rumored to be top-of-the-line.
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