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Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean Update Gets a Scare



The Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which Sony has promised by the end of May, took a bit of a turn today with a Sony Mobile employee hinting that while the update could definitely still roll out in May, there is a chance that it could arrive in June.

In April, Sony confirmed several Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for the end of June including the Sony Xperia Ion update and the long-awaited Sony Xperia S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. The company did not give out any specifics in terms of dates, only stating that the software would land by the end of May.

Up until today, all signs pointed to that certainly being the case. However, a Sony Mobile employee from Russia has now thrown some doubt behind the update’s arrival.

Read: Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean Roll Out Inches Closer.

The Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update is in flux, it seems.

The Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update is in flux, it seems.

In a series of tweets, first discovered by XperiaBlog, Sony Mobile Russia employee Dmitry Lazarev says that the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update may not land until the second half of June. It’s not clear if he is referring to the update’s arrival in Russia or the update’s arrival on the whole. He goes on to add though that there is “no reason for the delay” and that the “firmware is actually ready and actively tested.”

Furthermore, he claims that the software could role out earlier than his June proclamation. So, at this point, while this is certainly a scare for Sony Xperia S owners, it’s not confirmation of a delay. In fact, it’s still possible that the update will roll out in May, even for those that are in possession of a Sony Xperia S in Russia.

Keep in mind, we also saw a number of Sony employees make proclamations about the release of the Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update, only to see them fall flat on their face. So at this point, we still expect the Sony Xperia S update to roll out as planned, sometime before the end of May.

At that point, unbranded users should get their upgrade with users on specific carriers following in the weeks after. Carriers have yet to issue specific release dates for the roll outs and we don’t expect to see those emerge until after the roll out begins.



  1. geno

    05/21/2013 at 6:11 pm


  2. Xenon

    05/21/2013 at 6:13 pm

    Seriously, am done with the damn Xperia. -.-

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:26 pm

      I am starting to think the same way. I have been waiting for an update since Feb. My phone has some kind of a bug that even hard reset wont cure. It has to do with bluetooth not being able to hold the connection and the phone restarting itself every so often… I was told that the update should help. i am awaiting ever since and Sony keeps pushing the deadline. Next month I am out of warranty!

  3. Giancarlo Walker

    05/21/2013 at 9:39 pm

    Something stupid from Sony -_-“

  4. Axe

    05/21/2013 at 11:54 pm

    I am throwing my phone in the dust-bin

  5. Muzza

    05/22/2013 at 12:06 am

    Give us the goddamn update!!! I’d rather Gingerbread than this crappy ICS.

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:21 pm

      Same here but there is no f…ing way to go back!

  6. bob

    05/22/2013 at 1:58 am

    Will this ever end? Biggest mistake I’ve ever made buying a Sony phone.

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:27 pm

      Really? Really the BIGGEST? Wow… lol

  7. Ramy

    05/22/2013 at 2:30 am

    really ??!!! Is this is the best service that u offer for us ?! I’m xperia s user, and from couple of days i had the Galaxy S3 Lte as a gift from my wife, Damn they r rolling out the 4.2.2 Update next month while i’ve been waiting for the JellyBean Update from sony :( … Unfortunately, Good Bye Sony..

  8. luke

    05/22/2013 at 3:22 am

    so another words sony saying “buying new phone consider htc or samsung”. very sad and unusual.

  9. sam

    05/22/2013 at 5:32 am

    When my contract is over, I’m not using any Sony phone in my life.

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:28 pm

      If I had a dollar for every time I heard somebody say that i’d be a millionaire LOL

  10. ravindran

    05/22/2013 at 6:57 am

    Stupid sony will go down again,

  11. Niclas Bengtsson

    05/22/2013 at 7:28 am

    Seriously guys. It’s the Sony NATIONAL companies who’s been lying to us. The international Sony Mobile has ONLY posted about the Jelly Bean update TWICE. First time was last year, when they said on their official blog that they would release it in the end of April. Then they posted next time in on their official blog that it would be released in the end of May. It wasn’t Sony Mobile (International) who lied to us. It’s Sony Mobile Poland, German and now Russia. It’s not Sony Mobile (international) we shouldn’t trust, because they only postponed it ONCE, from April to May. Don’t believe ANYTHING that has NOT been posted on their international blog. You guys are just so stupid. The international company, and the national companies are to VERY different things. Learn the F*CKING DIFFERENCE!!!

    • BigSonyFan

      05/22/2013 at 9:11 am

      Who cares man? It’s a corporation, they should enforce their policy from head to tail. And if there are some loose screws in the system you tighten them up not let them bring down the whole system. Jesus Sony, get something right for a change.

      • Niclas Bengtsson

        05/22/2013 at 9:24 am

        We should at least wait until next Friday. There is no point in complaining unless we would know for sure. These small national Sony companies are not to trust. If it truly would be released in June, then Sony would post in on their official blog. Anything that’s not written on their blog could just be 100% false.

      • cikuku

        06/07/2013 at 12:32 pm

        100% agree

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:32 pm

      and the f*cking bottom line is that it is still not out… they said the same thing about my ION but I am still awaiting… They’re all f…ing liars. they are only nice to you when they want to sell you something for 5 times the cost of manufacturing… But god forbid you ask for post-sale support…

    • cikuku

      06/07/2013 at 12:33 pm

      and the f*cking bottom line is that it is still not out… they said the same thing about my ION but I am still awaiting… They’re all f…ing liars. they are only nice to you when they want to sell you something for 5 times the cost of manufacturing… But god forbid you ask for post-sale support…

      • Niclas Bengtsson

        06/07/2013 at 1:14 pm

        I got my Xperia S update on May 30.

  12. Anzio Krist Mozie

    05/22/2013 at 9:32 am

    Update: Dmitry has been in touch with us to clarify the comments made. He wanted to emphasise that his comments were based on personal opinion rather than receiving any official word from Sony Mobile Russia. Sony Mobile has officially talked about a late May release for the Xperia S Jelly Bean release and we have no reason to believe there will be any further delay at this stage.

  13. Adrian Strozier

    05/22/2013 at 12:39 pm

    you know that could be for that region….calm down people. plus only one person said it so pass it out as rumors until confirmed.

  14. Vedrick

    05/22/2013 at 9:32 pm

    bye bye sony

  15. Lol

    05/23/2013 at 4:43 am

    Shit ,, Always delay NOOB

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