A lot of rumors have surfaced the web about this matter, but today Sony has confirmed that it will release an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update for three of its devices meaning the Xperia V, the Xperia T, and the Xperia TX. The company has listed all the new features included in the firmware update on its official blog. The software brings more than just the standard Jelly Bean functions like “project butter” and Google Now.
The update will bring improvements developed by the company such as redesigned Sony media applications like Walkman for music playback, Album for images and Movies for video files. Plus, the screen launcher now has a bunch of new personalization options like the possibility of having up to seven different screens, and auto-resizing of widgets, like the stock Jelly Bean launcher. Sony has made modifications to the application drawer as well, which allows you to create folders much easier, and you now have a search box for the drawer itself.
By downloading and installing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, you will also receive improvements for the phone’s camera. Among the enhancements we can mention a new “auto” scene setting, and a button that enables you to switch between the two featured cameras, the back and the front-facing one.
Of course, the people who own one of the three devices of the Xperia series should know that if their phones are carrier-locked the update might take a little bit longer. Sony specifies that the software update may only be available through the PC Companion or Bridge application for Macs at certain moments. With this is mind you should check that out in case nothing comes over the air.