Sony Mobile has recently finished the rollout of the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for its 2011 Xperia smartphones.
Unfortunately, owners of 2011 Xperia handsets continue to complain that the update drops their phones’ functionality.
For example, the Android 4.0 ICS for Xperia ray
and Xperia arc is so bugged that owners wish to roll back to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Both smartphones need consistent updates to patch all the issues that are making these devices so slow and buggy.
Unfortunately, we’re not sure whether or not Sony plans to push other maintenance updates for 2011 Xperia phones.
In the same piece of news, Sony has also rolled out an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Xperia S, but we’re wondering if any of the Xperia phones launched last year will be further updated to Jelly Bean.
Well, given the lousy job Sony has done with the ICS upgrade for 2011 Xperia smartphones, we doubt that owners believe they would be able to do a much better one with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The good news is that Sony won’t have the chance to do a lousy job again. In fact the Japanese company has just inadvertently confirmed that 2011 Xperia smartphones will not receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade.
John Cooper, UK product manager for Sony Mobile, is the person responsible for this information. While taking his time to answer questions from Sony fans on Facebook, he has confirmed that Xperia arc S won’t be getting the Jelly Bean update.
Moreover, Cooper has also stated that Xperia mini pro
won’t be receiving the hotly anticipated Android 4.1 update either.
Given the fact that these are among the strongest 2011 Xperia phones, we highly doubt that any other device in their range will get the Jelly Bean update. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.