There’ve been a fair few questions here on the blog, our support forum and our social media channels, regarding upgrade plans for Android 4.1 (also known as Jelly Bean). Today we are happy to give you a bit of an update. 🙂
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, 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.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop them below.
*Availability and rollout timing will vary by market and customer variants.