Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean Bug Fix Update Starts Rolling Out

The Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update rolled out in late May after months of rumor and speculation. However, some owners started noticing a wide range of issues after having installed the software. Sony though has reportedly released a new software update that could fix some of the issues that Xperia S owners have been experiencing in Jelly Bean.

In late May, Sony finally rolled out the Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to owners. The update came after months of speculation not only from device owners but from Sony itself. The company was unable to keep a lid on regional arms who issued baffling statements about the software’s release date.

Finally, the company put rumor and speculation to rest with the official roll out, a roll out that has hit owners in regions across the globe. As we’ve learned though, Xperia S owners have experienced a number of issues with the update including Wi-Fi and GPS issues.

Owners have told Gotta Be Mobile that they are also experiencing lag, particularly in the camera application, issues with the volume keys that periodically don’t work and of course, a number of battery drain issues even when the battery conserving STAMINA mode is turned on.


Sony assured owners that it was aware of the issues and today, it appears that, according to XperiaBlog, a new piece of Jelly Bean firmware is rolling out and it matches up with the firmware version that a Sony rep suggested would come with at least a few fixes for Xperia S owners.

The Xperia S has received what is believed to be a Jelly Bean bug fix update.

The Xperia S has received what is believed to be a Jelly Bean bug fix update.

According to a Sony rep, the 6.2.B.0.211 update was supposed to either start rolling out this week or next week and today, owners are reporting its arrival. At the moment, it’s unclear exactly what the software has on board though given Sony’s statements and given the close proximity of the roll out to the original one, we imagine that it has fixes on board.

The update apparently is only available in a few regions at the moment though like all Sony updates, it will likely spread over the course of the week or more.