There is a reason for Sony Xperia users to be happy as the company confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come to all Xperia smartphones that was released in the year 2012. You will start getting the update in the middle of first quarter next year. They also noted some of their latest devices like Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V are the first to get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
In addition, the latest Android update will also come to some 2012 Xperia smartphones such as global versions of Xperia go, Xperia J, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia S, and Xperia acro S though Sony did not mention specific date for those devices. If there are included in the list of 2012 Xperia smartphones, there are some that are not in the list especially low-end ones like Xperia U, Miro, and Tipo.
If this is a good news for 2012 Xperia users, then it is a bad news for users who have 2011 Xperia phones because the company said that none of those will receive the Jelly Bean update.
“We were glad to provide the Android 4.0.4 upgrade for our 2011 Xperia portfolio across most markets and the majority of models but, after thorough evaluation, we have concluded they will not be upgraded beyond Ice Cream Sandwich.
Beyond Ice Cream Sandwich we would not able to guarantee owners of these smartphones the user experience you expect and we demand. We will however, continue to support all these products with firmware maintenance releases,”.
So Xperia users, what do you think about this announcement? Share your thoughts and feel free to comment below.