It’s the season of updates yet again, finally. And this time it’s Sony’s turn. The company being one of the last to update its smartphones to the latest version of Android along with LG, has seemingly begun its update rollout process. Regardless of the delay, it’s good to see that the company hasn’t left out its customers in the dark. We saw the Xperia T receiving the update yesterday and today it’s the turn of the Xperia V. Sony had committed to launching the Android 4.1.2 update for the Xperia T, Xperia TX and the Xperia V by March with carrier running units facing a slight delay for obvious reasons. The 4.3-inch IP57 certified phone from the Japanese manufacturer will now run Android 4.1.2, bringing forth plenty of improvements and upgrades. Features like Google Now, improved Android experience and better voice commands will make its way with the update. The new firmware version coming with the update is 9.1.A.0.490. In some cases, users might have to hook their Xperia Vs up to the PC via the Sony Software to get the update. Users in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia Norway and Denmark are reportedly getting the update currently.
The Xperia V is known to have some issues which is hoped to be fixed with this update. The sleep of death issue as the source rightly suggests, has been haunting Xperia V owners since its launch, so it is desperately hoped that it’s fixed here. The company has hardly done anything wrong in the last few months, and it would want to keep the flow going as it moves towards the most important time of the year. Let us know if you’re one of the lucky bunch who got the update already. For the rest of you, an update notification should be on its way.
The Sony Xperia V features a 4.3-inch HD display which is immune to scratches, drops and pretty much anything the nature might throw at you. Also on board is a 13MP camera on the back and a VGA front facing shooter. The Snapdragon S4 dual core chip is on board (1.5 GHz). The smartphone has 8GB of internal storage with an expandable storage option along with 1GB of RAM to run the apps comfortably. Sony and LG have always been late with updates, which is very worrying when we consider the future. Sony’s Xperia Z will run the latest version of Android i.e. 4.2 Jelly Bean a few weeks after its formal launch. This as we prepare for the next major release of Android.