Now rolling: Jelly Bean 4.1 firmware update for Xperia S, Xperia SL & Xperia acro S

We’ve started rolling out the maintenance release for Xperia S, Xperia SL & Xperia acro S*.

After making Android JB 4.1 available for these smartphones, we received feedback on a few issues within the build. We’re keen to ensure that all our software is as good as it can possibly be, so we’ve addressed these & improved on a few things…

Along with performance and stability tweaks / improvements, here’s a changelog (of sorts) detailing what’s fixed and included:

For camera, we’ve…

  • addressed an abnormality in the white balance
  • improved the “Quick Launch” button functionality
  • smoothed out (1080p) video recording, minimizing lag

For apps, services & data, we’ve…

  • streamlined Exchange Active Sync, particularly when running an encrypted set-up
  • boosted connection stability for 2G network data
  • ensured preferences on 3rd party apps remain after reboot – not a common problem, but we understand it can be a frustrating one!

For battery, we’ve…

  • economised power consumption, and heat dispersion for longer life
  • corrected juice level notifications, especially when running low

And for hardware & UI, we’ve…

  • introduced a home key long-press to launch Google Now, and a double-press to launch Recent Apps
  • made sure the volume “up” button is fully responsive

Let us know how you’re getting on with the update, by dropping a comment below.

Ant.

*As usual, timing & availability may vary by market & carrier

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