The highly anticipated and oft rumored Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update won’t be rolling out any time soon but it appears that at the very least, it will roll out by the end of May, this, according to new information provided by Sony itself.
Sony, as promised, has issued information about several upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates with the Sony Xperia S being one of the lucky devices to receive information. Unfortunately for owners, the news isn’t good. Rumors have insisted that the Xperia S Jelly Bean update would be out soon, previously a wing of Sony said that it would be out in March, but it looks like it won’t be out until at least the end of May.
According to Sony, it will begin its latest round of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates with the Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia Edual which will receive their updates sometime this week with carriers rolling out the software to their models later. Android manufacturers typically start with unbranded models and leave it to carriers to roll out their versions of updates.
Sony also shed light on several other Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates saying that the Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Ion, and Xperia Arco S will be getting their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates starting in late May. No specific dates were mentioned and it’s unclear which devices will be first in line to get the update or if it will roll them all out by the end of May.
This means that at the very earliest, Sony Xperia S owners will be waiting until May for the update to arrive though it’s possible that it could take Sony longer to issue the update. We imagine that it will start with unbranded models as well which means that owners of carrier-locked models will likely be waiting until summer for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.
Android 4.1 is a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the current OS for these devices, as it brings a number of new features to the table including a new user smoother interface, Google Now, improved multitasking and widgets, improvements to the Camera app and more.