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Sony says Jelly Bean is close for a range of 2012 Xperia phones via an official Twitter account

An official Sony Twitter account has spilled the beans on the upcoming Jelly Bean update for a handful of Xperia phones today. Users with an Xperia P, Xperia Go, Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Arco S and Xperia Ion should be seeing Android 4.1 in short order, as work on the updates is in the final stage.

Sony has come a long way in a very short time when it comes to Android versions and compatibility. The company that once left phones to die on old versions of Android is now the company that has worked with the AOSP maintainer and is taking an active hand in providing code and updates. We love seeing that sort of communication and cooperation between manufacturers and Google.

Sony says to expect more news about Jelly Bean for the mentioned Xperia phones next week. We'll keep an eye on things, and let you know as soon as they have more to say.

Source: @SonyMobileNews; via Android Central forums


Reader comments

Sony: Work on Jelly Bean for several Xperia phones in final stages, more news next week


hello Jerry Hildenbrand, thanks for the cool post. Sony should do this faster. As a giant company they should take care their smartphone department well.

Thanks in Advance

Sure, put the one of the 2012 xperia phones that won't get Jellybean on the picture. :)

Oh wait, scratch that. I thought it was the U on the picture, but it isn't.

I don't know why Sony are getting praised here when they one of the slowest to update there phone. They were one of the last to update to ICS and now they are one of the last to update to jb. You would think that if Sony have great communication with Google they would be one of the 1st to update...the xperia s was suppose to be there 2012 flagship and its almost a year since jb got released and still no update, they than say it will get the update by the end of March and still no update.