Sony Xperia S, SL, acro S and ion to start receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in May

Sony Xperia S, SL, acro S and ion to start receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in May
We just love it when we bring news of impending software updates! So, which are the lucky phones this time? We guess that question is completely useless as you've surely read the title already, but anyway - it's time to pop the champagne if you're an owner of the Xperia S, SL, acro S or ion.

Now that Sony is rolling out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia P, go and E dual, it has officially confirmed that owners of the S, SL, acro S and ion will start receiving their own update from the end of May, which means there's at least a month to go until those notifications start popping up, but it's better to be informed of it rather than to be completely unaware of if and when an update will be coming, right?

If's not clear yet exactly what new features the software update will bring, but judging by what the Xperia P, go and E dual are getting, it's safe to say that the package will include the core Android 4.1 features, enhanced Walkman, Album and Movies apps, Battery Stamina Mode, an updated homescreen and more.

Are there any of our readers who happen to be rocking any of these beautiful smartphones?

source: Sony via XperiaBlog



1. Scarambay unregistered

The picture shown as Xperia Acro S is of Xperia Ion's.

6. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

because pr hates sony..

2. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

why sony why? and where the hell does Xperia E come from? Once again, non-flagship devices are getting better treatment than the flagship ones :@

3. mydi.maus unregistered


4. bliner

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

and people complaining about lg?...

5. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

yuhoooo... wish I was happy to hear this news.. But sorry Sony.. i m fed up with ur procrastinating .. U said we ll get it in March end,then it became April, and now ur saying May END!! totally dissapointed. !I wish I had the better late than never mentality.but thats not what a customer who buys a high end phone from u expects. I m sure I ll neva buy sony again !

7. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

I sold my Xperia S , 2 months ago..Sony has no love for their flagships. git really fed up of Sony. .. Now rocking a Samsung Galaxy Flagship. And I am loving it. .better update support...ha ha I feel sad only now they r getting 4.1 .. Then the is 4.2 and in about 2 months the world will see the introduction of 5.0 KLP...

10. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

To be honest, its not like we are going to get KLP the first day it comes out are we? They are just going to announce it at I/O but it'll take a bit then it comes out

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Just look at those faggy post by people at xperiablog. At least they have a date on the updates. It's better to have bug free firmware at a later date than a buggy firmware at an early date. Yes, I am Anzio Krist Mozie on the xperiablog :)

9. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

C'mon people, all you guys do is bitchin around. You complain with you get no updates, you complain when you do get updates... Sony is not the best at bringing updates but at least most of the time they try to fix that. They brought ICS for almost all their line of 2011, my wife's Xperia Pro was one of those, and at the time I had a Moto Atrix which was left in 2.3 even though it had double the hardware of the Xperia Pro... Yes, I have an Xperia Acro S now, and I am really happy with it... I wish it had updates earlier, but at least they are bringing it, and to this day it is working great on ICS... Just enjoy your handsets in its current OS version and make the most of it...

11. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

all of you bragging its late update, your just a pinch in millions of user who doents even care about the updates. trust me, my mom who doesnt update her note 2 to 4.2, still shes happy with the phone. with sister with Xperia P with 4.0, still she dont care with update stuff!!!

12. 1ccho

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Seriously, they would have finished updating all their phones last October for 4.1 if they only pushed out 3 or 4 models instead of 20 phones in 2012, some redundant and similar to each other. Maybe they thought the world was going to end last December, so they pushed out whatever garbage they have...

13. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

LOL, I can't say I don't agree with you... They mentioned at some point that they were going to focus on midrange and high end devices, but still pushed out a lot of low ends... Anyway they might be following samsung's strategy here... But I see Sony more of an Apple type of company... They should stick to 1 low end, 1~2 midrange and 1~2 high end devices... with waterproofed versions...

14. nashoa

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

There is a problem in the 4.1.2 update after the upgrade has become the wireless network connection is not working If I took out the SIM card or in flight mode wireless connection works Is there a solution to this problem

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