Sony Sheds Some Light On Which Devices Will Be Getting Jelly Bean And When
Sony has taken to its blog to give users a better idea on the status of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and which devices they plan on updating. According to the post, Sony’s latest smartphone models: Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V, will all begin to receive the upgrade to Jelly Bean from mid-Q1 2013. After that, the global versions of Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J will all be upgraded to Android 4.1 (no set time frame given).
As for everyone sporting a 2011 Xperia device — get used to Ice Cream Sandwich, because that’s all you’re getting. As you can imagine, this news hasn’t been sitting well with arc/arc S users, and Xperia U users are wondering why their device wasn’t mentioned.
Sony claims to be evaluating Jelly Bean for the U but hasn’t given it the thumbs up just yet. They’d be wise to do their best. Giving updates to your users is one way to create brand loyalty, otherwise, they’re going to go elsewhere.