On Sony Mobile’s official Twitter account there’s a tweet that will bring a smile on the face of the customers that purchased a smartphone developed by the Japan-based company in 2012. Most of the Sony smartphones launched in 2012 will be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Japanese company also confirmed which models are part of the update campaign: Sony Xperia T, Xperia V, Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J.
There’s no smartphone belonging to the 2011 line-up on the list of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates, therefore we have serious reasons to believe that the respective terminals will be stuck on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Anyway, all the details will be updated in a couple of days, when Sony will reveal the calendar containing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update dates for each smartphone.
Rumor has it that Sony Xperia T and Sony Xperia V will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as of February 2013, or at least that’s what the speculations are indicating.
As you probably noticed the software updates are rolling out a bit slow, as we already have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the smartphones and tablets belonging to the Nexus line-up and, while the other devices are updated as far as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The main reason why the Android updates are hitting the devices outside the Nexus line-up so slow, is that the software engineers of the phone makers have to take their time in order to optimize the software releases for the terminals developed by the companies they work for.