Sony announces Android 4.1 update list for its Xperia models and not all 2012 models are on it

Sony announces Android 4.1 update list for its Xperia models and not all 2012 models are on it
Has your Sony Xperia smartphone been naughty or nice? Sony Mobile has created a list of which models will be receiving the Jelly Bean update when the Japanese manufacturer starts rolling out Android 4.1 next year. As you might expect, those higher-end Sony Xperia models that were released in the latter part of 2012 will be the first to get updated. The Sony Xperia T, Sony Xperia TX and Sony Xperia V will be the first to get "Jelly Beaned" in February and March. Once those updates are done, the Sony Xperia J, Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia go would be next in line for the update, most likely in late March. Those with the Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia SL, Sony Xperia ion and Sony Xperia acro S will then receive Android 4.1 in the following weeks.

Unfortunately, some 2012 models will be left out. Even though the Sony Xperia U, Sony Xperia miro, Sony Xperia tipo, and Sony Xperia sola are all no older than 9 months of age, these models will be left in the dust, forever to have Android 4.0 installed. And there is no word on those U.S. models that AT&T has been peddling like the Sony Xperia ion and Sony Xperia TL.

Those that are getting the update to Jelly Bean should be receiving some Sony exclusive features and functions that Sony says it is excited to tell us about in 2013. For those lucky Sony Xperia owners scheduled to be updated, it is like finding a unexpected present under the tree. For the rest of you unlucky Xperia owners, it's like getting a lump of coal in your stockings.

source: Sony

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28 Comments

1. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Wow...until Feb? That ain't good at all Sony. Also, I see why Xperia tipo and Xperia U won't get JB (it only has 8GB, maybe the update would leave it with less than 4GB available), but Xperia Miro and Sola won't ge it? Seriously?

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

When Sony plans to release "quarterly flagship phones", as they recently revealed, I would imagine it makes it more difficult to promptly update their phones.

3. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I really like Xperia T and V very much but this is the only reason I am didn't buy that. They are too late with updates and I think there might be another version of Android at that time. Reason to stick with my GS3.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh dear Sony, no surprises here then, just typical Sony being late as usual, by the time the T gets JB both my GS2 and GS3 will be on 4.1.2. :)

15. wendygarett unregistered

Wow so many Sammy troll around... Let see here, the only thing that Sammy 100% confirm the update is the sgs3, gnote, and gnote 10.1, even worse, Sammy is not yet promise the DATE!!!! At least I trust sony for being HONEST as a slow updater, to avoid create the hype... What makes you so sure you will get these when Sammy ONLY announced the update devices WITHOUT giving the accurate DATE!!! Where is the DATE Sammy? Why only Sony manage to announce it?

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wendy, what are you talking about? The Galaxy Note 2 shipped with JB & the Note 10.1 & the S3 already have it. Also, I believe they confirmed it for the original Note. Not so sure about the S2.

24. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

+1, this!!

25. an4564

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

idk if u have problems reading or ur just one of the sammy trolls but i dont see him saying anything about the note 2

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Nothing of what I said was trolling. I was simply stating facts. Think before you say silly things.

23. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Errrm...GS3 and GNote2 are already on 4.1, in fact, both are now being updated from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2. Galaxy Note 1 and Galaxy S2 have been said to receive their 4.1.2 updates by the end of this month.

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Please be indulgent.

6. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

What about Tablet S?

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

so glad I moved to Samsung!

8. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Couple of new firmwares (ics) are coming up for 2011 models...

9. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Yeah, I noticed that, but they're most likely fixes to Facebook Inside Xperia.

10. fbermudez86

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Running Android 4.1.2 on my Xperia Arc thanks to FXP Team. :D

11. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Happy to announce my Motorola Atrix HD just received its 4.1 today. :)

12. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

How the f**k are U and Sola are lower-end compared to J and Go? Both U and Sola have better display than 'Go' with other features same. Also, U and Sola outclass J in everything for crying out loud.

13. saeen

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Thank god I have sold my S.

14. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

what the hell? the P,J,GO getting the update before the S? this is bullcr*p. and the U and Sola have the same chipset as the P and they don't get it? This is brutal hope sony comes back to this cause this could be the reason they will lose customers. (not me cause i don't really like htc's and sammys designs)

18. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I'm kinda on the same situation, I'll stick to Sony for it's interface and designs (I don't care that much for the software it has as long as it works).

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Well good thing I didn't bought the TL cause i knew SONY will give it a kinda a few months late on it

17. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I will never recommend Sony to anybody now.......... I convinced my friend to purchase xperia U, telling him that song will surely update it to Jellybean. He was ready to purchase LG Optimus 4x, but now I don't know how I will speak to him......... Bad move Sony........... :(

19. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

You recommended Xperia U over Optimus 4X...really? .__.

20. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Xperia SOLA owner. Sony. Don't.Believe. Never buying a Sony product again. Horrible ICS. Buggy as s**t even now. And it's been 13 months since ICS was released (3 months since it was released for my device). Additionally, the Xperia S will get Jelly Bean in mid April. Google might just introduce Android 5.0 in May at Dev I/O

26. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Xperia S & Xperia Ion will be among the devices to recieve 4.1(JB)? F**k!, this just reaffirms that they're screwing customers up. Oh well If Samsung improves the build quality of the supposed SGS4 then I'm going Samsung this 2013 (no flashy ads is needed to convince me).

22. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

why you guy's really hate sony that much??? just because of sony couldn't matched samsung??? then praise to your "GOD" samsung, it will take you to the heaven...

28. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

My personal choice has been only NEXUS devices. My Galaxy Nexus has been running 4.2.1 Would buy LG Nexus 4 from ebay (india) once price drops even if that means waiting for 6-8 montrhs ... Sony not in near future . .. but good at least son's Xperia P will get JB (not too sure Sony may drop it anytime from the list) :)

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