In mid-March, Sony Germany suggested that the long-awaited Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which Sony promised would roll out at some point, could be rolling out in March. Unfortunately, the month came and went without an upgrade to the old version of Android Jelly Bean, leaving owners wondering when they might see it.
Now, another regional division of Sony has chimed in claiming that the Xperia S Jelly Bean update could, in fact, be rolling out in just a few days time.
The branch made the claim on its Facebook page in response to inquiries about the whereabouts of the update. The note, which was discovered by Xperia Blog, suggests that the long-awaited update could finally roll out sometime soon, possibly within the next few days. No specific date is given and based on the past claims from Sony Germany, we advise Sony Xpeira S owners to take this latest rumor with a grain of salt.
In addition, Sony Germany has revealed that the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update will be out sometime in the second quarter of this year. So at this point, it’s unclear what the truth might be. April is a part of the second quarter, which spans through June, but it also could be that the update doesn’t arrive until some point in June.
— Sony Xperia DE (@sonyxperiade) April 2, 2013
Sony’s main branch has only committed to an update at some point in the future with a specific date for the update not yet clear.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is Google’s older version of Android software that arrived all the way back in July of last year. It has since been replaced by a newer version, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It is a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 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.