Sony Xperia Handsets will not get Jelly Bean until 2013
Oh Sony, how many times must we say this? Get your act together! You are a leading technology manufacturer however in recent years’ your support for customers has been anything but great. In a word, your whole updates system sucks, big time, and your customers are beginning to get completely sick of it.
With that out of the way, on to the news…
Yes, it is true, Jelly Bean will be coming to select Xperia handsets however not until 2013 which is a long long way away. To make matters worse, no 2011 Xperia branded handsets will make the leap to Jelly Bean what so ever, and will have to make do with just ICS.
As Android Central has noted, the first Xperia branded smartphones to get the gloriously fast Jelly Bean update will be the company’s three flagship products for late 2012; the Xperia T,Xperia TX and Xperia V. According to Sony owners of these devices will get an update in mid-Q1 2013. Moving on to other Xperia handsets and the Sony Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia Ion, Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia J will get Jelly Bean, however Sony have not been so kind as to enlighten anybody as to when this may be.
So bad news all round then for Sony smartphone customers, especially ones whom adopted a lower range and even top of the range handset in 2011 (Xperia Arc, Xperia Play and Xperia Neo). None of these handsets will get Jelly Bean, an obvious marketing strategy from the Japanese company to get you to but a newer smartphone. Chances are, though, you’ll move elsewhere.
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