The Xperia V was released with Android 4.0 ICS in August 2012 and Sony has finally decided to upgrade it to the first Android Jelly Bean firmware which is of the version 9.1.A.0.490. The first update notifications were sent out to users of Xperia V in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. More and more countries should get the Android 4.1.2 JB update for Xperia V shortly.
The update can be flashed using the SONY PC software. There are no users reporting the OTA update being available, which means that you will be forced to use the Sony program, connect the device to PC and then upgrade your phone. Last week, the Sony Xperia T got its own Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, which brought some improvements and new functions that should improve your Android experience.
Currently there is no changelog released and we don’t know for sure which are the main Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean features and changes. If you managed to update your Xperia V LT25i to Android 4.1.2 JB firmware version 9.1.A.0.490, then you should leave a comment at the end of this post containing all the best new features and improvements.
More and more users will get the update in the next hours. Since you will update your device to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official, the device will seem like a brand new one and you should test all of its features right away to see exactly what I’m talking about. This is the second ‘Xperia’-branded device to receive the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update, as last week the Xperia T got its own firmware upgrade. The next device in line for Jelly Bean update is the Sony Xperia TX, while the Xperia P, J and Go will get it before April ends. Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ION and Xperia Acro S might get the update sometime in May or June 2013.
All the other Xperia devices that I didn’t list here, won’t receive the upgrade and, if you own one, then you should turn your attention to custom ROMs and other mods based on Jelly Bean 4.1/ 4.2 firmware.
Connect your phone to your computer, launch the Sony PC software and check to see if the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 9.1.A.0.490 firmware update is available for your Sony Xperia V LT25i.