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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Sony Xperia Tablet S delayed until April

The Sony Xperia Tablet S should have been updated this week to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. But, it seems that due to some errors and bugs that appeared in the latest testing phases of the firmware, Sony decided that it would be better for them to wait and postpone the official release date of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OTA Update for the Xperia Tablet S.

There were numerous users who were eagerly awaiting the release of this new UI upgrade for their Sony tablets. Some problems with the ‘memory management’ appeared along with some random shutdowns and Wi-Fi connection bugs have forced Sony to delay the update.

Xperia blog states that that Sony “will be releasing Jelly Bean for the Xperia Tablet at the end of April 2013/ early May 2013”. Also, they said that there are no plans regarding the Sony Tablet S updating process and this means that the first generation tablet won’t be updated to Jelly Bean firmware.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update will bring the Google Now service, Project Butter, improved keyboard, offline searching and multiple other tweaks were added along with it. This version of Jelly Bean was announced in June 2012 at Google I/O and released officially for all devices in July 2012. Since then, 9 months have passed and Sony still struggles to release a fully working Android 4.1.2 JB build for their Sony Xperia Tablet S.

Let’s hope that Sony will keep their promise and update the Xperia Tablet S next month as there are many customers who love this particular device and don’t want to switch to other models such as the Galaxy Tab 2 or Nexus  7 /10.

Do you own a Sony Xperia Tablet S ? Do you want to update it to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean or are you planning on buying another model from a rival company? Tell us in comments your thoughts on Sony and the Xperia Tablet S delayed update to Jelly Bean.

  • don

    All this time in development and they still have issues. Doesn’t instill much confidence when (and if) it comes out. Their software department must be staffed with only one part time employee.

  • len scrivener

    I bought the xperia s in hope that sony lived up to their Brand but not so sure now will not be buying sony products any more new tablet has been ordered and its NOT Sony!!!!!!

  • Dan Thompson

    Sony is failing on so many levels where customer service is concerned. I was very inclined to use their products but, not any more.

  • zab

    If Sony fails to update the Table S to Jelly Bean, never again sony !

  • Android77

    Sony! Stop wasting time working on a obsolete 4.1.2 JB update !
    Focuse right now on the 4.2 JB update with multi user account option.
    The last update for sure !

  • Bharat

    Sony make only fake advertise to update jellybeen.

  • I am using a Sony SL, really nice bug free phone….
    but y sony cannot release the jelly bean update yet?
    Samsung Galaxy S2 its mean older than Sony SL but it also got the JB update!
    than why we only waiting for the JB update?
    Sony is a good brand but…
    useless DEVELOPERS destroying the Sony’s GOODWILL

  • loukas

    I have sony xperia Tablet S. I hope That They Must update the Tablet Now. It Has Been A Lot Of Problems Of The Tablet That They Have Left unfixed. update To JB Or upgrade The Exising Ics, Please.

  • chris

    Sony will never grow as Android leader with the os version always so far behind… All sony products are one Android release behind. plain stupid.

  • Mr fred

    Sony are so slow at updating !

  • sony tablet s

    if u sony dont give the sony tablet s jelly bean i wehh hate all sony tablet becuse that will be again and again if i take anthore tablet sony…..so plz give us 4.2.2

  • boy13992

    I Want Android 4.2.2 Upade In Future !