Sony Mobile has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the 2012 Xperia devices starting from the Xperia T (9.1.A.0.489) and the Xperia V (v 9.1.A.0.490), as they promised. The Sony Xperia TX would get the update next month. The company confirmed Jelly Bean update for range of 2012 Xperia devices back in October.
The new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Xperia devices would bring
- Updated WALKMAN, Album and Movies Sony Media applications
- Revamped homescreen experience with up to 7 desktop panes, auto-resize for widgets and actionable notifications
- Improved app organization in with better Application tray app sorting and new search function within application tray
- Improved camera UI with intuitive viewfinder, auto scene setting, and option to switch between front and back camera with a single touch
- Google Now
The Xperia users with these phones would get a notification regarding the update. It would be available Over the Air (OTA) (depending on the regions and carriers) and via PC Companion on Windows/ Bridge for Mac. This update would be rolled out over the next few weeks and the availability might vary across different carriers and countries.