Waiting for Sony to roll out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for your XPERIA handset this year? If this is the case, we don’t recommend that you keep your hopes up. According to the Japanese firm, it will not roll out until next year, February to be exact.
The first XPERIA handset to get the Jelly Bean update in February of 2013 will be the XPERIA T, Sony’s current flagship. Following the XPERIA T, which Sony says will be updated “in due course” are the XPERIA S, XPERIA P, XPERIA J, and XPERIA Go. Sadly, Sony neglected to mention if this meant days, weeks, or even months.
If you own a Sony XPERIA released in 2011 or later, don’t expect your smartphone to get treated to Jelly Bean. The Japanese company failed to mention if they planned to roll out the latest version of Android to their past XPERIA line.
Although Sony confirmed that it would be pushing out Jelly Bean to its current XPERIA line, it will be rolling out the latest version of Android later than everyone else. Samsung, another Android manufacturer, is currently rolling out Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S3. So it’s understandable a number of Sony XPERIA handset owners are wishing they got their hands on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone instead.
We’re disappointed Sony will not be rolling out Jelly Bean to its current XPERIA line until February of 2013. By the time the latest version of Android rolls out to XPERIA phones, the Android community will be waiting for Key Lime Pie (the next version of Android) to roll out. We can only hope Sony updates their handsets at around the same time every other manufacturer rolls out updates.
Bummed Jelly Bean will not be rolled out to your XPERIA smartphone until 2013, or are you happy Sony confirmed it will be pushed out to their Android handsets? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Facebook page.