It appears that Sony jumped the gun last week when it said that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was out of the question for some devices as the company now says that it is investigating Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, not just for 2011 Sony Xperia smartphones, but all devices.
In a post on its product blog, Sony says that the Sony spokesperson who passed on information about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last week on Facebook did so in error and that his information was wrong.
That spokesperson said that the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini pro would not be getting Jelly Bean and it seemed that all 2011 Xperia devices wouldn’t be either.
Instead, Sony says that it is investigating Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for all of its devices though we caution owners as there is a slim chance it rolls out for all devices.
Sony says that it is going ahead with plans for Ice Cream Sandwich roll outs for the Sony Xperia S and other 2011 Xperia smartphones but doesn’t say much more about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
We assume investigating means that it’s testing the new software, at least on some devices, so there is still a chance that the update could roll out to phones like the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini pro.
2012 Xperia devices will likely be getting the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean so owners should not worry.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is replacing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as Google’s newest mobile operating system and the software has already begun to roll out to some devices including the Motorola Xoom, Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus.
The software brings a host of new features along with it including Google Now, offline Voice dictation, better Voice search, and a smoother, faster user interface.