Sony Xperia S to learn its fate this month about update to Android 4.1
Sony Xperia S owners will know the fate of the Android 4.1 update on the device by the middle of this month
Sony has also already announced that Sony Xperia models launched in 2011 will not be receiving Android 4.1. The Sony Xperia S was launched in the first quarter of this year, easily counting as a 2012 Xperia device, While the handset, which features a unique translucent stripe near the bottom of the phone, was launched with Gingerbread, it was updated to Android 4.0 on June 21st.
Will the Sony Xperia S receive Android 4.1 with Project Butter and Google Now? We should know within the next two weeks.
source: Sony, XperiaBlog via AndroidCentral
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
the more I look at this, the more I love this phone...
the design would never dated lol :)
5. DerryAhmad (Posts: 242; Member since: 05 May 2012)
Agreed. the Sony NXT line is probably one of the best looking droid out there. I'm kinda glad the T, V and J adopted different design. It makes the NXT phones (S, P, U) somewhat special :)
2. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)
my brother got this phone the week it came out...this was suppose to be there 2012 flagship device and it wont even get jb in 2012 which is shocking...the gs2 which came out last year is getting jb this year which just shows how messed up this is as samsung are apparently the worst when it comes to updates.
3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I bet this won't go beyond JB. I doubt 4.2 is comming either.
4. lee480 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
It will. Don't be one of those angry 2011 Xperia holders ranting nonsense.
16. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Just curious, what nonsense are you referring to?
6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 767; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Incredible, STILL no JB for any of the 2012 Xperia phones, really pathetic going by Sony, this is EXACTLY why people were against the Xperia S being launched with GB, because just like the X10 the XS and the rest will always be an update or two behind. I remember when i had the X10, we were stuck on 1.6 Donut til November 2010 and then got 2.1 Eclaire while Galaxy S and Desire users were getting 2.2. Its like im watching history repeating itself, atleast im with the correct OEM now.
My S3 running its leaked 4.1.2 update and my S2 running its leaked 4.1.2 update as well which it will get later this month despite being a whole year older than the Xperia S.
Must say, i expected more from Sony, seems the only thing they can do is make pretty yet dated bricks.
8. flexile (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
TLDNR - Cool, stay with your GSIII.
You do realize X10 got updated to 2.3.3, do you know any other device that got updated from 1.6 -> 2.3.3? And seriously, most of the time it's more about the UI rather than getting the latest version of software out there. And I rather get a "pretty brick" that I know it will work all right, rather than just jump onto the newest phone with untested software (look at G-Note with 2.3). By the way, save for the Xperia Play, all 2011 devices got ICS, did Samsung updated all their devices to 4.0? I'm curious for Galaxy Ace, since it's the one that can be compared the most with 2011 Sony devices.
11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 767; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Yes, X10 went to 2.3 eventually after many of us complained and did a petition, we got a buggy 2.3.3 update that they never fixed, thanks for reminding me of why i left Sony/SE.
Yes, the 2011 range got ICS, an ICS update that Sony themselves had to issue a warning about as their phones had little RAM, the update then came and it was buggy, again, never fixed, thanks again for reminding me.
Samsung updated GS2, GNote, Galaxy R, S Advanced, some others and their tablets, the difference here is that Samsung were smart enough to update phones they KNEW would still deliver a great UX after the update, and they did it will, as we talk the GS2 and Note are being prepared for 4.1 now, any 2011 Xperias getting JB? ;)
13. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
"any 2011 Xperias getting JB? ;)"
Any Galaxy's built using decent materials? ;)
Didn't think so. I'd rather have better build hardware and wait a bit longer for software, which, still uses that awful UI they call 'Touchwiz' eurgh.
14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 767; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Yes, all use great materials. :)
Samsungs TouchWiz UI is not only the fastest and most fluid UI outside Nexus but also the most innovative bringing great features such as Multiview multitasking.
So far Sony has proven to be terrible at updates, when they do bring a new OS update its buggy, long as you're happy with waiting a little longer for updates that will be buggy and unstable then yes, Sony is most definetly for you. :)
17. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Though I hate to admit it as a SONY fan, but you did hit bulls eye with those comments man. Though I'm pleased when they updated their 2011 phones to ICS. I have 1 nagging issue with ICS upto right now that SONY seems to have forgoten (switching homescreens is a pain in the ass) that's why as of this writting I use Apex as a replacement. Come 2013 I'm jumping ship.
9. Valkerez (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
It is getting JB theyve already said. the latest phones (xperia T etc) have been rumoured for q1 2013.
I have to say that after owning a frustrating x10 I am much happier with the update speed of my xperia S
No phone other than the nexus will get immediate updates unless its vanilla
10. flexile (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
It's confirmed that all 2012 devices will get updated (except for U and Sola), they are most likely talking about the features that will come with Jelly Bean, and which phones will get certain features. I exptect them to announce if Xperia U and Sola will get updated, but from the rest of the phones, they'll do get updated.
12. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
I was pretty sure the Xperia S is gonna get Jelly bean, it's already been confirmed as one of the 2012 Xperia's that will get it (PA even did an article covering this) So this is obviously over-exagerated by the source..
This is therefore more likely to be information about WHEN the jellybean 4.1 update will be available (originally quoted just after mid Q1 2013) or the 4.2 JELLYBEAN update
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6118; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Well I skipped the XPERIA TL for the rumor ODIN to see how power ful and HUGE size screen it is but at least SONY is doing a hell of a job on their updates
18. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
I think it will get it with the SL. its more than fit to run it. and even in the worst case scenario, you can always resort to custom roms, the xperia s was supposed to recieve a lot of support AOSP
19. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
come on sony this phone Xperia S has to get this update, jelly bean 4.1!! am very eagerly waiting for the update........ i just love this phone &i dont have the hearts to sell it off because it doesnt get jellybean update.......
20. abinovarghese (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
plz help me friends....
i want to buy a new handset....
and am really confused b/n xperia sl and canvad hd....
can you sujest me one...i love to play hd games and to watch hd vedios along with net browsing...so which of these handset will be most suitable for me?am really confused...
21. 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 !!!!