Sony Xperia J gets Jelly Bean update unexpectedly
0. phoneArena 08 Mar 2013, 10:21 posted on
If you own the Sony Xperia J, you might need some smelling salts today after hearing that your phone is being updated to Andorid 4.1 even though it has a single-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM; other handsets with similar specs can't even get updated to Android 4.0 which makes this a very strange announcement indeed...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Now this is unexpedtly Sony is acutally updated their low end device. very nice SONY
25. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Remember Xperia S? 2012 Sony Flagship?
WTF are you thinking Sony?
Bring JB to Xperia S ASAP -_-
28. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Actually they are working in "Alphabetical" order 9since they lost track of all alphabets that they attached to their phones) ... so J comes before P and that comes before S, SL etc. Whoever gave it to T first did it by mistake
24. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
My phone always Sony Ericsson and always happy with their service but I think I won't have Sony phone if they treat costumer like this. Arc S will be my last love for SE
3. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
And this is how Sony slaps their own customers in the face. The XJ has worse hardware than any 2011 Xperia handset, yet older devices were given the could shoulder.
The more I hear about this, the more I hate Sony and their bad practices. Don't get me wrong, I do own and actively use my Xperia Mini Pro. It's a great device, but support from it's OEM is just awful. Don't be surprised if Sony's beloved XZ doesn't make it to Android 5.
5. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
2011 handsets don't have enough internal memory to support JB, even with ICS you are limited in the number of apps you can install. What's more, two years have passed and I think we can be content.
The real problem IMHO is that they won't upgrade 2012 handsets like U and Sola that are far more powerful than the J, and that S and P users are still waiting.
6. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
System memory != User apps/Data memory
It doesn't really matter which Android version you install, the amount of user apps won't be affected.
Also, almost two years old, so what? Ask samsung if that stopped them from upgrading the S2. Sony should admit they're pushing 2011 devices down the trash can, otherwise they're proving their devices are not future proof.
7. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Oh, and I forgot, you can move nearly any app on existence to external memory, so user space is a non-issue.
we're not on cupcake anymore.
10. hrtbeat (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Really pixelado?. I am not able to spot to moving it my external memory card?? :(
not my words : I have seen somewhere else XJ users can easily switch to other better phones just to retain them they have given to XJ and not to many other phones which are capable enough ...
15. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Yes, you can. App2SD should do the trick, otherwise you might want to move them manually, that's what I do on my XMP.
BTW the Miro and Tipo were even lower end handsets. If sony released JB for the XJ just to prevent users from flocking to another brand, giving it to all three low-end phones would have been the right thing to do.
Now sit back and watch Xperia S owners roll in agony and regret.
22. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 180; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
dude i got the xperia play and i am running android 4.1.2 with face unlock and ofline voice support what are you talking about not enough memory psh smh
23. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
The Xperia Play cant handle anything above Gingerbread, they said.
It ruins the user experience, they said.
4. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
i hate sony because of duel core processor phone xperia u and sola not updated to jelly bean but single core processor xperia j got it both are 2012 handsets i dont know why sony do this???
8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Don't forget Xperia Neo L, Tipo and Miro, they are also having single core processors, why the J can have JB but not those three phones?
14. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Oh, right, the Neo L. The phone is basically a 2011 device. I'll be REAAAALLY mad at Sony if they release JB for it.
26. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Xperia Tipo is gonna get 4.1..
27. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
This is a good news for the Tipo owners, and thank you for the link by the way.
35. VADroidTS555 (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
If J got JB, then Tipo may also get.
The only difference is 800 MHz CPu, camera and screen size.
So Tipo may get JB, not sure though!
Fingers crossed! (I've Tipo)
30. vignesh_chn (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
JB needs a good GPU! besides Processor and RAM. Sony U has Mali GPU which shares RAM to run graphics apps, This will lead to RAM shortage if it gets JB. Whereas Xperia J has Adreno 200 GPU which does not require RAM memory to be shared. So Single or dual core does not matters here. !! U will never get JB.. sorry.. !!
40. Samir_Maric (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
What about xperia go? Its also has Mali-400 GPU and 512mb RAM but it's got JB why???
9. Adragon360 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
run pretty smooth...but..its kindda unfair 4 sola...im using xperia j...
11. ryq24 (Posts: 731; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Xperia j was the worst reviewed Sony phone I have ever read and this could be the reason why Sony decided to upgrade this phone first so as to try to solve the lagging problem which was the main complaint of all the reviews I read.
12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Design- Not Bad
16. vignesh_chn (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
See ryq24 you may have read worst reviews all around, but xperia J is a phone that has every feature that a smart phone should have, I agree its configuration are not upto the mark when compared to other sony devices. but it has its unique features too. As a user of this phone I did not notice any lags so far, and yes I do not use powerful apps.. the latest xperia is J released at the end of 2012 that may be the only reason for this update.. So dont just blame xperia J.. its worth for its money..
19. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
"the latest Xperia is J released at the end of 2012"
Irrelevant. Why would that matter anyway. By saying that you're implying people should always wait for the last Xperia to be released each year (not a good sign for the XZ).
Sony should have planned their update schedule better, putting the former flagships first and low-ends
20. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
(damn, accidentally hit "post reply")
they should put their former flagships first and low-ends second, that's what sammy does, and would you look at how it worked out for them.
Worth the money? Yeah, nah, congrats on rebuying X10 parts on a 2012 device.
29. vignesh_chn (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
You have to blame SONY for not maintaining customer support for older devices, Instead you are blaming xperia J. Nothing has been confirmed yet by sony. For what device you are waiting for to get JB ??
32. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Huh? I'm not blaming the XJ, I'm just saying it has x10 specs, that's all.
I've been expecting JB to hit the Sola and the Go. My mini pro is officially out of the update cycle so I lost my hopes there :(