Sony's last year Xperia smartphones not getting Jelly Bean update?
0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:32
Sony’s last year Xperia smartphones won’t get updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That’s the logical assumption one can arrive at after Sony UK product manager…
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1. Birds posted on 27 Jul 2012, 03:35 3 0
Well....Is it all that surprising? Who can be mad? Just get the Sola or U.
17. CharlieAtInfinity posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:28 0 0
well, not mad at all, custom ROM is always there :)
18. dragonscourgex posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:28 0 0
Root.....flash new rom. Don't hate a OS cause you choose not to use it to it's full potential. Even placing blame on the OS that has no say in if you get a update or no. Sony does. Buy a Nexus device if you want to make sure you get the updates.
22. serious9010 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 02:24 0 0
Nexus isn't always the best choice. It's only advantage over other android handsets are the updates.
3. wendygarett (limited) 5 days ago posted on 27 Jul 2012, 04:46 1 2
Android : to access Google now, press and hold home button and pull up
Sony : I can't arc s is using PHYSICAL BUTTONS...
Android : sad, then no jelly bean for you :)
5. Reverence posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:25 0 5
thats y i hate android........come on jelly bean is much faster and better and requires low specs than ice cream sandwich...........then y
7. Berzerk000 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:53 2 2
Why does everyone blame it on Android? Look, Android is just the software. It can't update itself, and neither can Google. Sony is the one you should be pointing your hate at. They're the ones who chose not to push out the update for it, not Google. Google just gives out the software, it's the manufacturers choice if they want to give it to their devices or not.
8. RamyRamz69 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 05:56 5 0
Don't blame Sony. They said they will support devices for up to 18 Months. Xperia 2011 models were announced at January 2011. Their life cycle is supposed to end at June-July 2012.
9. Berzerk000 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:01 2 0
True, Sony did stick to their word I guess. Just a shame that even though the Arc S is capable of running Jelly Bean perfectly fine it won't get it.
11. Reverence posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:48 1 0
thats the only way sony can earn profits.......arc s is better than sola and U and still its not getting.......nd btw they dont support their devices for 18 months nd this can be seen from xperia play!!
15. RamyRamz69 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:21 0 0
Arc S is not better than Sola or U. They both have Dual Core SoCs with Mali 400 GPU which is much better than the Scorpion S2 SoC and Adreno 205 GPU.
Xperia Play was another case. You should blame Google for incompatibility with games. Sony released a ROM for the Xperia Play and could've "EASILY" updated it because it has the same hardware as the 2011 Xperia line but they didn't because much more people would've complained about games not working
10. Grishm posted on 27 Jul 2012, 06:36 2 0
Well, one cannot simply expect the OEMs to keep updating the phones forever. On the same note, Sony did a nice job updating most of its devices.
14. Lawliet posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:10 3 0
Well I don't expected them to
Custom ROM camp like always !!!!
16. InspectorGadget80 posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:34 0 0
You guys CAN'T SCREW WITH THE CONSUMER that spends his/her hard end money on phone like this SONY and that goes with the rest of the MANUFACTURE
19. RedFox posted on 28 Jul 2012, 07:20 0 0
Simply .... i don't like that ,
i think that the 18 month promised by sony is not finished yet ,
So they must keep updating the devices + ics on my xperia is so lagy :(
20. Lwazi_N posted on 28 Jul 2012, 08:08 0 0
Just when we were saying Sony had this OS update thing by the balls, they are now losing it
21. jack1059 posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:39 0 0
Crazy for sony. Despite the potential difficulties of upgrading, its expected that you get upgrades to the next major OS release. Generally the longer you can keep the upgrades going, the more confidence the consumer has in your product. With the inverse true for lack of consumer confidence. Nothing says s#$%w you customer, more than no upgrades. You'd of thought they had this figured out by now.