OK, while it's hard not to get excited about new smartphones potentially running Jelly Bean, we have to say this straight away. Dear Sony: SLOW DOWN!
Looks like there may be another (yes, another) Xperia S device on the way. Not much info is around, but the rumour mill calls it the Sony Xperia SL with a model number of LT26ii.
Bearing in mind the original Xperia S was called the LT26i, there's quite a similarity there, suggesting this may be an upgraded version. It all comes via a snippit of info on an Indonesian website.
Pocket-lint has been musing over it and points out that this wouldn't be the first time Sony has revamped a current model. For example, the Sony Xperia Arc was updated to become the Sony Xperia Arc S and got a beefed up processor instead.
So while nothing is confirmed, we assume that if this is an updated version, it'll run Jelly Bean (or, at least, have it on offer at some point) and have even better specs than the already impressive offerings on the Xperia S.
The only thing is, will it replace the Xperia S or merely compliment it? Because we can't help feeling that Sony is (and it did this under its previous Ericsson incarnation too) going a bit overboard on releases. It's all a bit BlackBerry or Samsung tablet - ie. flooding the market and making it all a bit too complex because it's hard to tell many models apart.
In fact, this fascinating article in The Guardian offers a strategy to BlackBerry to help get out of its mess. And although Sony is doing quite well by comparison, it's hard not to think that it could benefit from the advice here too.