Sony refutes the claim that its 2011 phones are not getting Jelly Bean

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.

source: Sony

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18 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

This makes me wanna buy xperia gx more... Shut up and take my money...

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah Sony is stepping up & making some really great products. I can't wait for a Cybershot camera on one of their Xperia phones already. C'mon Sony deliver already.

4. wendygarett unregistered

I've decided to buy next sony tablets (aka sony tablets s2) instead of phones :) byebye surface tablets!!! Until next time :D

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know what, I am going to hold out just to see what these new Windows 8 tablets are all about. I want to give Microsoft a chance to show me something new & fresh if not, then too bad for Microsoft. The only thing I will buy from Microsoft will be the new Xbox 720. That is about it, unless their Windows 8 tablets are some serious machines that is.

12. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The Surface tab (with W8 pro) can supposedly run traditional pc programs, so it's not really on the same league as other tabs. I'm not even considering the surface RT since apps for it are nowhere near iOS and droid levels. So, I guess the best combination would be to have the ff: tablet: iPad or quad-core droid (Nexus7, Prime, etc) Phone: any (i prefer smartphones with good cameras. I have the Xperia S and N8, atm) Home PC: replace with surface W8 pro :)

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey, hey that sound good to me. I like your style. Can't disagree with your vision. +1

8. doesntmatter

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Is there gonna be a Cyber-shot on one of the upcoming Xperia? I'm plannin to buy an Xperia in September, not sure if I should get the Xperia S, since Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4s already showed better camera photoes according to some internet reviews..

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am not sure but if I were a Sony executive I would be running this by everyone I could. I think it's a win, win! Let's HOPE for the best.

2. sharique

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Wow seriously I am loving Sony even more! ^.^

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

MY XPERIA PLAY ISN'T EVEN ON ICS YET. T.T so unlucky. :(

9. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope we play users get jb because we didn't get ics if not :'(

10. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

don't hope. i think there is no way they would put JB on a device without ics,... :(

16. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

X10 didn't get 2.2, but it still got 2.3

17. svinqvmraka

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Xperia Play won't get ics and (probably) won't get JB. It's the only 2011 phone that wasn't updated and there is a reason for that. Apparently gaming performance on the xPlay degraded with ICS, and you know, it's supposed to be a gaming device. That's why sony decided to play safe and stay with gingerbread. On the other hand I'm pretty sure there are some unofficial ICS roms for the play in xda-developers.

7. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Hope its not like some lg strategy where first they'll say 2x and optimus black will get updated into ics and after selling enough units bring out an 'unfortunately......

11. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Yeh, my arc could be getting JB!

15. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Sony has been on a roll lately. They're really being aggressive in the mobile game. Unfortunately, Android users are so spec obsessed that they don't even usually give Sony phones a 2nd thought just because it's not quad core or has some ridiculously large screen. I mean, what good are specs if your phone can't even run the latest build of Android unless you root it.?

18. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yes!!! At least I know that theres a chance that my xperia ray could get JB!

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