At the beginning of February, Sony rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Xperia T and Xperia V. The company also promised that another software upgrade was going to be released for another of its devices, the Xperia TX. Back then, Sony claimed that the Xperia TX will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update by the end of March. Well, the Xperia TX users should be happy as Sony has kept its word and yesterday the manufacturer made the firmware upgrade available. Sony should be an example for all the phone makers when it comes to software updates.
So, if you own an Xperia TX you can update your operating system to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean using the PC Companion app (for those of you who don’t know what is the PC Companion software, it’s kind of like Samsung Kies).
By installing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on your Sony Xperia TX, you will get all the cool new features like Project Butter, improved notification system and Google Now. Of course, apart from the Google branded features you will also get improvements to Sony’s goodies like the Sony Media applications (Walkman, Album and Movies – allows you to access audio and video files in one location), home screen (you will be able to handle your shortcuts and widgets more easily) and the launcher (a new search function will be added in order to quickly find the local applications).
Unfortunately, it seems that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia TX won’t be available OTA, though the good news is that Sony takes care of its smartphones even if they are a bit older.
The Sony Xperia TX was launched backed in October 2012 running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4.55-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and pixel density of around 323ppi. The screen has a scratch resistant glass and it’s also shatter proof. The Xperia TX is powered by a Qualcomm branded Snapdragon dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, helped by an Adreno 225 GPU.
The device comes with 16 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card. It also features a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED Flash that includes several functions like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, 3D sweep panorama, and image stabilization, and it’s capable of recording full HD video. The Xperia TX also sports a 1.3 MP secondary shooter.
So, have you installed the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update yet?