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Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule

18 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule - read the full textAs promised Sony gave more details on the Jelly Bean released schedule plus which phones won’t be getting the update and why. The first phones to get the Jelly Bean update are Xperia T, TX and V. The roll out will start in February and should be completed by the end of March. The next trio to...


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OK, so the Xperia T, Sony's flagship which was announced September 2012, is getting JB AFTER Samsung's GS2 which was announced February 2011. The Xperia J has practically the same GPU used in 2011 Xperias such as the Arc S, the J is getting JB , the Arc S and the rest aren't getting JB. I don't think this is going to make Arc S users ( myself included) very happy or satisfied with Sony's software support. I think I'm going to skip Sony' Yuga and upgrade to a Butterfly or wait for the GS4.

Signed. A Used-To-Be Sony Super Fan.

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  • 2012-12-18 18:02
  • 6vW$

> In reply to TOONERD @ 2012-12-18 16:30 from 2NwQ - click to readThere irony of that bit is that Arc S was actually Sony flagship and it has been dropped in less than a year from it's launch (in turn, last years flagship from Samsung is getting android 4.1.2 -- it makes you wonder doesn't it?).
They try to satisfy all users of all ranges? Go tell that to all those who got Xperia U... or Sola...
Or all those who have a 2011 phone and got sacked...
Let's not even go to this years low-ends Miro and Tipo!

Sony just doesn't plan ahead. When I make a comparison I look to promote the best practices, not the worst (that is the promotion of mediocrity).
I do not enjoy a world of mediocrity, so copying the worst practices of other Android manufactures doesn't make it "ok" in my books.

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  • 2012-12-18 18:00
  • N$iZ

excuses after excuses..whatever..

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  • 2012-12-18 17:38
  • IVWg

Sony will just change the dates and the jelly bean update will start sometime in Q3 coz their rather you buy the next Xperia piece of crap than have to bother with updating the OS. So the Moral here is you want the Android OS updates get a TOP Line Samsung Gaxaxy or a NEXUS PHONE and dont get anything else and dint get an iphone like i did its shit too

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  • 2012-12-18 17:34
  • 3Wkv

> In reply to zamroni @ 2012-12-18 16:04 from P5pQ - click to readAre you in your senses mate?
Galaxy S is of Nexus "S" level.
Both the phones has 1 GHz Cortex-A8 with PowerVR SGX540 and 512 MB RAM.
Get your facts right before you make such comments and influence others...


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  • 2012-12-18 17:27
  • XNtX

to sony; xperia U deserves a jb update, and as much as i like these new phones, decisions like this are FK DUMB,
to gsm arena;

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  • 2012-12-18 17:21
  • g8i$

why xperia neo l not because it's first ics smartphone from sony. at least give one update Sony. every Sony phone is getting one update consider the xperia u,p,s,sola,ion,j etc just making people fool by buying neo l.I should have gone for the Samsung galaxy s Advance which I think now it is much better than the Xperias ,I thought that Sony is known for its class but this class proved me costly,so I am going to sell this phone after my exams and I will buy the s advance or s3 mini atleast these are on jellybean and I will not buy any Sony phones untill yuga or Odin released

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  • 2012-12-18 17:12
  • t1$A

Why Sony xperia s nid to wait until April!!??
It should come up first!!!wat a bad news~~~:-(

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  • 2012-12-18 17:07
  • u7mH

i have my xperia ION and is not on the list ... :( but have all specs to have the update to jb 4.1

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  • 2012-12-18 17:03
  • MfxE

> In reply to Dinesh @ 2012-12-18 15:26 from XNtX - click to readApple is giving updates with nothing new , only more limitations , bugs , no siri at all even for iPhone 4 or iPad 2 lol

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  • 2012-12-18 17:00
  • MDVw

why u didnt giv update for xperia sola.........sola is much better than xperia j.........can u tel the reason for not giving jelly bean update for xperia sola.........please.....for this only reason all are avoiding sony.........give solution for sola......or post the reason for not updating jelly bean for sola........thank you

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  • 2012-12-18 16:59
  • uu5P

i do not like jelly beans, when will doughnut 6.1 with sprinkles be released?

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  • 2012-12-18 16:58
  • M3s@

> In reply to taimi @ 2012-12-18 15:03 from KId0 - click to readyou can have only ics,you are mistaken

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  • 2012-12-18 16:56
  • n3sa

This is the right motivation I needed to flash CM10! byebye official updates.

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  • 2012-12-18 16:52
  • apq0

> In reply to stark_24 @ 2012-12-18 15:33 from 6pB4 - click to readWell, Actually
Sony Xperia T is the James Bond Phone,not Xperia TX.
James Bond is an artificial character whose used the Xperia T in the last movie, obviously because Sony paid them, not because of how great the phone is.
I am wondering well you still love Sony if they let your Xperia TX taking Key lime pie (Android 5)update after a year away from Nexus getting it, what a power Sony has.They already didn't give you JB update out of the box.

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  • 2012-12-18 16:51
  • dMD0

I don't even expect JB update for my Sola cuz' he already looks EXHAUSTED in ICS ROM. It's at MINT class, not GREAT class. ICS ROM always takes over 50% of RAM. I think JB update will cause more lags and more experiences of shortage of RAM at my Sola. So Sony, plz do something for those errors and backdoors and lags in ICS.

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  • 2012-12-18 16:45
  • 2NwQ

Sorry but SGS has the same spec of NS, not NO. Also, Arc S, which already ate ICS, has the same spec of SGS+, which did not received the ICS update. You have to understand that Sony is trying really hard to satisfy all customers at updating part, not like LG or Samsung. Those companies never cares about customers not using flagships.

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  • 2012-12-18 16:30
  • 2NwQ

so, the price of miro will come down
around 10K ??

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  • 2012-12-18 16:20
  • bCcL

hi i have xperia s but i hate sony
sony is too slow for update phones to new android sistem and sony just like money

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  • 2012-12-18 16:20
  • pThP

Reply to Sony: "After much consideration, because user experience is at the heart of my decisions, I have found the need to look elsewhere other than Sony. Why? Because not only you don't effin update your phones but you also feel the need to glorify this bad behavior as enhanced user experience".

Sony, if you do not know how to make phones which last more than a year worth of updates without "sacrificing user experience" then please, stop making excuses and move on to some other business within the "consumables" industries.

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  • 2012-12-18 16:12
  • N$iZ

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