Sony® schedules Android™ 4.1 upgrade for Xperia smartphones
Sony’s upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been lingering around from quite some time, with the Japanese manufacturer not scheduling any particular date to roll out the upgrade. However, putting its user’s quest on end, Sony has finally announced an Android Jelly Bean upgrade schedule for 2012 Sony Xperia smartphones. The Android Jelly Bean upgrade will help Sony Xperia users to upgrade their latest Sony smartphone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from older Ice Cream Sandwich.
The news has finally come two months after its first announcement about the upgrade. Sony, in its latest blog post, has rolled out a schedule about its Android Jelly Bean upgrade that its Xperia devices will start receiving latest by February and March 2013. According to Sony, the first devices to receive an over-the-air Android Jelly Bean upgrade that will bring the much-awaited improvement notifications, along with other advanced and updated features. The Android Jelly Bean upgrade will be launched in the month of February 2013 for its Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V smartphones and will be free of charge, but the updates will roll out in a staggered fashion, starting first with the US customers and then moving on to the European customers.
However, the users of Xperia P, Xperia J, and Xperia Go will have to wait for few more weeks, with the Android Jelly Bean upgrade to be launched only by the end of March 2013 and will be soon followed by an upgrade for Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Ion, and Xperia Acro S devices. but Sony has not revealed any details on the features that its Android Jelly Bean upgrade will bring along. Two of the revamped features, however, will be the Google Now Voice Search and an improved NotificationÂ panel.
Unfortunately, Sony has decided not to upgrade its Xperia U, Xperia Miro, Xperia Tipo, and Xperia Sola handsets, leaving the customers on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But with other manufacturers like Samsung and HTC already running their devices on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean already available on various Nexus devices, Sony really needs to gear up its pace to remain in the competition.