Sony has provided a few more details on its planned Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, giving a selection of tentative release dates for ten of its devices. The news has been posted on its official blog, so it’s coming straight from the source, and involves many of the firm’s top phones.
The first phones to see Android 4.1 will be the Xperia T, the Xperia TX and the Xperia V, but it won’t start to arrive until February or March next year, and that’s provided the software is approved quickly by the networks. Then, at the end of March onwards, the Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia Go will all start to be updated too.
The Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia Acro S haven’t been given a precise date for the update, with Sony saying instead that it will arrive in the, “subsequent weeks” after the end of March. Sony’s newly announced Xperia E, due out during the first three months of the new year, will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as standard.
It’s not all good news though, as the Xperia U, Xperia Miro, Xperia Tipo and the Xperia Sola are all going to stay with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony doesn’t provide a reason for the decision not to update them to 4.1, but according to a comment left by a Sony spokesperson, their weedy (by today’s standards) 800MHz processors and low screen resolution didn’t help.
Sony suggests owners look out for more detailed information in the near future.