Wednesday 24 October 2012

No Android 4.1 for Sony Xperia S, Ion, Go & Xperia P

Sony has officially announced that the Android ICS will be the last resort for these devices.

Sony's Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Go and Xperia P won't get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the Japanese electronics brand has announced.

However, Sony has assured to upgrade these devices to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 in order to keep the user experience to the maximum.

"Beyond Ice Cream Sandwich we would not able to guarantee owners of these smartphones the user experience you expect and demand. We will, however, continue to support all these products with firmware maintenance releases," Sony said on its official blog.

It was being expected earlier that the Sony Xperia S and the Xperia Ion smartphones will be upgraded to the Android Jelly Bean after the Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. However, Sony's statement on the contrary is a bit of a disappointment for users and potential buyers of these smartphones, especially considering that Samsung has announced the Jelly Bean upgrade even for its older Galaxy SII smartphone.

Sony has however announced that some of its newer Xperia smartphones will be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean. This includes Sony's latest high-end Xperia phones - the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V - which currently are not available in India but are expected to arrive shortly. These are likely to get updated to Jelly Bean in mid-Q1 next year.

Meanwhile, Sony has rolled out the ICS upgrade for Sony Xperia Go, Sony Xperia U and Sony Xperia Sola. So users of these devices should check for the upgrade which can also be installed via the PC companion application if available.

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