The Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is cutting it close to Sony’s self-imposed end of May deadline and from the looks of things, there is still a chance that the update may not make it to the device before the end of the month.
In late April, Sony confirmed the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update, along with several other Jelly Bean updates, for roll out by the end of May. Since then, we’ve seen builds emerge, and we’ve even seen a regional arm of Sony exclaim that the Xperia S Android 4.1 update was rolling out. However, from the looks of things, there is a chance that Sony could miss the May deadline.
Thanks to confirmation from Sony Germany, courtesy of AppDated, it now appears that Sony France was wrong, and that the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update has not started rolling out to owners of the device. The German arm says that the roll out has not begun and that the software still hasn’t been released. To make matters even more confusing than they already were, Sony Brazil has chimed in with its own information stating that the Xperia S update, at least in Brazil, will touch down in June.
This goes along with what we have heard previously, that some regions may not be getting the Xperia S update until after May comes and goes. If that’s the case, Sony itself isn’t saying. The company remains mum about the exact timing of the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update, even as we approach the end of May.
@aaron3run The announcement of our french colleagues was a mistake. The Upgrade is not available yet. Sorry for that! [CS]
— Sony Xperia DE (@sonyxperiade) May 27, 2013
With two days remaining, it’s possible that we could see the update start its roll out but it’s also entirely possible that the company could miss May completely and opt to roll it out in June instead. Sony Germany says that it expects the update to roll out this quarter with the quarter coming to an end at the end of June.
This is just another confusing turn on a long road of them when it comes to the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update. However, it appears that at the very least, we’re getting extremely close to a roll out. Whether or not it happens in May, remains to be seen.