Canadian carrier Rogers has launched today the official Android 4.1.2 OTA Update for the Sony Xperia T smartphone. Check your device and, if you got the official notification, start the updating process. Note that not all Xperia T will get the update alert yet and this means that you shouldn’t panic as you should receive it in the next 48 hours.
However, note that in case your device has to be 100% stock as you won’t get any updates in case your phone is rooted and running any custom ROMs. To get the new update you will have to either return to stock Android 4.0.4 ICS ROM or you can choose to wait for some developers to release a custom ROM based on Android 4.1.2 JB for Xperia T phones.
The new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update for Rogers’ Sony Xperia T comes with all the features that you’ve seen on the AT&T and International variants. You will get the Sony Media applications such as WALKMAN, Album and Movies, you will get to open and view all videos, photos and audio files using a single place, better customization features that should allow you to give a little more original and personal touch to your device’s UI. The home screen has been improved and now you can easily use widgets, applications and shortcuts. This update will offer you the possibility to set up to 7 desktop home screens, add auto-resizing widgets and interact with the notifications panel with a single tap.
Now, with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, your Xperia T app drawer allows you to press and hold any app in order to send it to your home screen, create a folder and move the app within the tray easily by dropping it on any other application. You will notice that a search function is now present on in the app tray which allows you to easily find any application you want to use without the need to scroll through all the App Drawer menus.
The Sony Xperia T camera has been given better functionality as you will now be able to switch between back and front camera with a single tap of the screen, you will be able to use the ‘auto scene’ settings.
The best new feature released with the Android 4.1.2 for Xperia T has to be the Google Now service. If you saw the Google Now functions demoed on other devices and you liked it, then you should now that you can use it on your phone starting today.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for your Rogers Xperia T is delivered via OTA Update. If you didn’t receive the official notification until now, then you should open Settings app and then About Phone, check the info listed under the System Updates menu. Don’t you worry if you’re told that there are no new updates, you should get the OTA Update notification message in the next few days.
So, did you get the update? If you did, then tell us in comments which are the best new features and what you like about the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Also, tell us if it has improved the overall performance of your Sony Xperia and if the battery life got better after the update.