All the new Xperia smartphones released in 2012 finally get the new flavor of Android;Jelly bean; version 4.1.However the old ones released in 2011 will not be upgraded beyond Android ICS(Ice cream sandwich).
Sony’s Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Go and Xperia P will get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the Japanese electronics brand has announced. However, the 2011 lineup of Sony’s Xperia series will not get upgrades beyond Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1.
The specific timeline for Xperia T, V and TX which are supposed to get the update has been announced but no news for Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Go and Xperia P has been out yet.
“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”, Sony has written in its official blog post, which further adds “ “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.”
For older phones “Beyond Ice Cream Sandwich we would not able to guarantee owners of these smartphones the user experience you expect and demand. We will, however, continue to support all these products with firmware maintenance releases.”
A good news for the users with earlier models is, Sony has rolled out the ICS upgrade for Sony Xperia Go, Sony Xperia U and Sony Xperia Sola. So folks check for the upgrade which can also be installed via the PC companion application if available.