Sony refutes the claim that its 2011 phones are not getting Jelly Bean
That Sony spokesperson who said that the 2011 crop of Android devices, like the popular Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, won't be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, was seemingly not authorized to speak by the mothership.
Either that, or Sony's management read the backlash under news articles and in forum threads against the whole premise, and decided to calm down the spirits. In any case, the company is still in the process of evaluating the timeframe for JB, and older phones are seemingly still in the mix:
"Yay for misspeaking, there's still hope!", said the trusty Xperia arc in your pocket, and arched its back further so you can scratch and pet it with delight.