There are multiple reports confirming that the latest build of Android 4.1.2 JB for Sony Xperia S is being pushed out right now by the Japanese company. The update is available in France, while the rest of the world regions should starting receiving it in the new few hours and the next few days. Keep an eye on your device and be one of the first to upgrade its OS.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia S has the 6.2.B.0.200 firmware build that incorporates the 3.4 kernel. It brings tons of new features and functions such as Project Butter improved interface, Google Now service, expandable notifications, offline voice search, smart keyboard, new lock screen functions and a much more stable operating system that should enhance your overall Android experience.
Since your smartphone packs a 1750 mAh only battery, its performance might not be that good as the Android 4.1.2 JB OS requires much more power to run smoothly. Also, after updating your phone, you will not need to install any advanced task killing tools because now the operating system will take care of that automatically.
The news are coming from XperiaBlog web site where several Xperia S owners in France have confirmed that the update is available through Sony’s desktop companion software. This is the first major update to the overall UI of your smartphone, as the ICS upgrade wasn’t very different in appearance than the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which was the stock OS of the Sony Xperia S.
Sony’s Xperia S smartphone packs a 4.3 inch HD LED-backlit LCD display, 1.5GH Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage without support for external microSD cards, 12MP camera, 1750 mAh non-removable battery, NFC support, accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity sensors. It was launched in February 2012 with Gingerbread 2.3 OS and after 15 months it has finally received the official update to Android 4.1.2. Jelly bean.
Check your phone’s notification bar or connect the Xperia S with your computer, run the SONY PC Companion tool to apply the new update. Remember that this release has been pushed out for France-based devices, while all the other regions will get it in the next days.
Did you get the firmware update? How’s the battery life of your Xperia S while running the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 build number 6.2.B.0.2000 ROM?