Sony has been making smartphones for several years, but the company has produced rather average devices. However, with the release of the Xperia Z and ZL, Sony might have a place alongside the big boys of the mobile market. The Sony Xperia Z is a great device and it could easily be compared with some other flagships like the HTC One, the LG Optimus G Pro, and maybe with the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, even though the Japanese phone maker is playing in the first league now, it hasn’t forgotten about its other segments, and a few of new mid-rangers will be released in the new future.
In the same time, the owners of the Xperia series of 2012 are treated as good. A week ago we wrote about the fact that the Xperia J is going to receive a software update to Android Jelly Bean. Also, the Xperia TL was upgraded a few days ago.
You would think that Sony would worry about something else than rolling up firmware updates for its older handsets such as the Xperia S, for instance. However, Sony is a thoughtful company and it seems that the Xperia S is going to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean until the end of the month.
This is not just a rumor because the information comes from Sony Mobile Germany who posted it on its official Twitter account. Still, while there is almost no doubt that the company will release the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia S, day of the rollout can change at any moment.
However, the worst thing that can happen is that Sony will get the update ready next month, which is the original due date (the company previously announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Update will be released in April).
I hope that the Xperia S won’t be the last smartphone to receive the update as there are others awaiting such as the Xperia U, P, and TX. Also, some Android 4.2 updates would be great, but this is a discussion for another time.