Sony Xperia S: Jelly Bean Update Finally Being Prepped For Release?
A couple of weeks ago we’ve reported that Sony has once again shed a ray of light on the subject of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Xperia S, SL and acro S, among many other older handsets. According to their sayings, these devices are supposed to make the jump to Jelly Bean sometime at the end of May.
Nevertheless, we’ve been waiting for Android 4.1 to arrive on these gadgets for a long time, and owners of these devices have probably lost their trust in Sony, at least when it comes to update timeframes. The good news however is that we now have somewhat of a confirmation that the roll-out should be just around the corner.
Sony Xperia S / SL / acro S Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
It appears that the Android 4.1.2 update for the Xperia trio mentioned above is one big step closer to its release date, as a new firmware version (build 6.2.B.0.200), which seems to be based on a version that got leaked last month (build 6.2.B.0.197), has recently been certified by the PTCRB. The build has been approved for the Xperia S, SL as well as the Sony Xperia acro S.
This definitely brings the update closer to us and it might be a sign that Sony will keep its promise and deliver the newer operating system sometime at the end of May.
As for what you can expect from the update, a quick recap would mention new WALKMAN, Movies and Album apps, Google Now, more desktop panes for your homescreen, and an increased battery life thanks to the addition of the Battery STAMINA mode. Project Butter tweaks will also play a role in increasing performance.
We’ll bring you up to speed as soon as we learn more so stay tuned.
Thanks Xperia Blog for the heads-up regarding the Sony Xperia S, SL, acro S Jelly Bean update