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Android 4.1 update for Sony Xperia S said to be happening this month

Android 4.1 update for Sony Xperia S said to be happening this month
Was it only a year ago that Sony had introduced the Sony Xperia S? With its thin translucent strip that lights up under certain circumstances, the design garnered plenty of attention last year. The phone started life powered by Android 2.3.5 and was updated to Android 2.3.7 and then Android 4.04., where it sits today. Back in  December, there was a question whether or not the phone would move on, a question that no one would have conceived being asked earlier in the year.

Sony Germany says the Android 4.1 update for the Sony Xperia S is coming

Sony Germany says the Android 4.1 update for the Sony Xperia S is coming

The question of whether the Sony Xperia S would be Jelly Beaned had apparently been answered in January when a leaked screenshot revealed that the update would be coming to the phone. As for timing, an earlier Sony Android 4.1 update road map indicated that the update would probably not take place earlier than April. But Sony Germany apparently has some up-to-date information on when the handset will be Jelly Beaned and for owners of the Sony Xperia S, it is good news.

In a rather straightforward statement sent via a tweet, the German based office for the Japanese manufacturer said "we will begin the rollout of Android 4.1 for the Xperia S in late March." Of course, this translated statement probably applies to those in Germany or in the region, sporting the Sony Xperia S. But we would expect the rest of the globe to not be that far behind in receiving the update that will bring Project Butter, Google Now and more to the phone. Even though the Sony Xperia S no longer commands the respect it once did, just remember that only 13 months ago this was Sony's flagship model.

source: SonyXperiaDE, XperiaBlog via IntoMobile

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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:15 4

1. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


omg this reminds me of my old Xperia S

IT SUCKED !! it froze so much I took a hammer and almost smashed it, don't even ask battery life ...
and camera was too noisy and when you zoomed you saw colors that shouldn't be there,

speed ? there was lag EVERY SINGLE MINUTE !!! I couldn't play games like Modern combat 3, so much lag that it was unplayable,
((you only have 635MB RAM Because some RAM is reserved for the OS and the hardware))...
and when I touch and swipe to clean the screen or play games, I saw stains just like on your PC/laptop monitor,, Bravia engine, really ?

and XLoud? what is that, i didn't notice a difference when turned on -_-

that's holding me from buying Sony Smartphones,, but I don't know if Xperia line got better with the xperia Z, it looks like a Nice High -End smartphone..

i don't hate Sony, i have a Sony TV it's awesome ,, Sony makes Awesome, I mean One Of The BEST TV's ans sound systems, but i don't know about smartphones after using the Xperia S

*sigh*

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 17:20 2

6. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I knew I was going to get many dislikes, but I understand you, I seem ike I'm a Sony hater, but I really am not,

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 19:37 2

7. Oxygen (Posts: 82; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I know your pain, I had a similar experience with mine. I sold it and went back to my OG Note until the S3. I was considering the Xperia Z since I thought it was a good device(it is actually) but with HTC and Sammy new flagships, the Xperia Z now feels so 2012. I think I'll get an HTC this time, for a change.
One, here I come!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:32 5

10. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


well xperia s is a decent handset.never experienced a frozen state but after ics update it was a bit slow. screen is awsome but camera is crap

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:00

14. Glouba (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Xperia S was not as powerful as the top dogs, but at the same time it was way cheaper. At its price level, there was not many contenders, and no one was as seriously built.

There are lags, indeed, nothing a human being cannot tolerate, nothing that would be worth 100 Euros to get rid of.

Real issue : battery life, way too short. The rest is correct.

The camera is nothing stellar, yet it takes decents snaps. It's a bit like everything in this phone, it is not the best in the class, it has never been. But it cost me 380 Euros at a time a Galaxy S2 was (at least) 120 Euros more expensive...

If you think of Xperia S as a top-level phone, yes it sucks. Sony simply had no top-level phone until the Z's arrival. If you consider the price asked for about a year ago (430 - 50 Euros), then it's been a pretty decent offer. Later on, without the rebate and with the concurrent prices going down...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 16:36

15. ludegmo (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I bought an xperia tx because i was a fan of sonny design in their smarphones. But after 3 months of use i totally regret it. i hoped they could fix what was wrong with xperia s with the T/Tx, but i was wrong. Sonny will still make the most gorgeous phones but next time ill buy a phone that works! ( even if its a plastic one like the gs4)
i hope we all do!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:25 7

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Sony Phones Good HW with Failed SW.
http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_z_zl

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:57

16. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


first time i've read that statement and they aren't talking about lg

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 16:36 9

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Sony doing great with their last year flagship phone

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 16:41 9

4. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


yeah, but haters want to ignore it.
haters gonna hate.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 17:16 4

5. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


like I said I absolutely don't hate Sony, but just agree the Xperia S is a fail, but Xperia Z is good, I didn't get my hands on it yet, but the specs promise a lot, (Xperia S specs on paper also promised alot, but...)

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 21:33 7

8. pyradark (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


I never got a problem with Xperia P only the battery life. I guess everything is up to the user on how they used their phone and on how the phone satisfy their master's.

Happy User of Xperia P, Cant wait to have Z or ZL

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 21:59 1

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ahhhh memories....... I remember the first time using the Xperia P, this is a good news that Sony is updating some Xperias to Android JB. I hope that Sony will be updating Xperia Z or ZL to Android Key Lime Pie soon......

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:36 2

11. oyalinkaya (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I own Xperia S and I love it. It has a manly design and also is elegant. People around me react to it positively and find it premium. I have experienced a few lags after ICS update. However, I am not disappointed, because I know Sony is aware of their software related issues in that ICS update and that's why it took them so long to move onto JB. They are taking their time to best the update for a fluent experience afterwards.

Have faith in Sony. At least I do... ^_^

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:05 1

12. buccob (Posts: 1424; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


what about Acro S. Basically same phone. I hope it gets the update soon too.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:34 1

13. cyborg009 (Posts: 92; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Hopes and Dreams the update brings battery stamina mode along !!!

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 15:14

17. digitalpro (unregistered)


sONY when are you planning to release jellay bean 4.1 update to xperia s lt26i mobile ???. It's damn tooo late sony !!!!

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