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Sony Xperia 2012 smartphones will get Jelly Bean update

Ever since Android’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, came out into the market, users of android smart phones have been waiting for the update. But the manufacturers have not been able to provide their users with timely update. This has been the only major issue that Android smart phone users have been facing. Only users of the Nexus branded devices have been lucky enough to get updates directly from Google as soon as the new version of Android gets released.

But users of 2012 Sony Xperia models are lucky. Sony has announced that it will be releasing updates for these smart phones pretty soon. Below is what the company has said on its official blog:

Our latest models, Xperia T and Xperia TX are shipping across global markets as you read this post, and Xperia V is on the way shortly – these smartphones will begin to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean from mid-Q1 2013.

Next up, we can confirm the global versions of Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J will be upgraded to Android 4.1* – we will be back with detailed timings for these in due course.

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.

As usual, the only official software update news will be found regularly here on the blog and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.

So if you have one of these smart phones, then you will be getting an update to Jelly Bean very soon.

Source: Sony Mobile

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