The customers who bought a Sony branded phone in 2012 are still waiting to get rid of the old Android Ice Cream Sandwich and get all the goodies that come along with Android Jelly Bean. However, it seems that the waiting will soon come to an end as the company has officially announced on its Twitter account that several Xperia handsets will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean very soon because. Actually, Sony has been working on the rollouts for quite a while as the updates are is their final stages of development.
To be more exact, Sony has stated that smartphones such as the Xperia P, Xperia Ion, Xperia Go, Xperia Arco S, Xperia S, and Xperia SL will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The sad part is that the manufactured doesn’t provide any details about when the smartphones will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, although it did mention that it will offer more information about the matter in the following week.
Even though next month Google will announce Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at its I/O event, an update to Android 4.1 is always good news especially for the owners of mid-range devices. Along with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update you will receive lots of new features and improvements such an enhanced notification system, Project Butter that will improve the performance of your device, Google Now, camera enhancements and other minor tweaks.
Of course, the owners of the mentioned smartphones may be very frustrated, especially the users of the Sony Xperia Ion, which has been released in the summer of 2012. However, Sony is trying to do everything it can to provide updates for all of it products and become one of the company’s that customers can rely on.
Sony has certainly improved its relationship with developers lately. One good example is the manufacturer;s involvement with ASOP code and the fact that it has offered free smartphones to websites like XDA.
As for the exact date when the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be released by Sony, we’ll make sure you’ll find out as soon as you have more details.