Sony Xperia smartphones start seeing Jelly Bean

Sony Xperia smartphones start seeing Jelly BeanIf the rumour mill is to be believed, we’re all set to meet the next big version of Android, namely Key Lime Pie, at Google I/O in just three months’ time.

But there are still a heck of a lot of people awaiting Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), including owners of various Sony Xperia smartphones. The good news is, it’s started rolling out now.

Owners of the Sony Xperia T and Xperia V will see Jelly Bean first, followed by the Xperia TX next month.

Over on the official Sony blog, the Japanese manufacturer explains: “The new software brings Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’, along with a number of different and improved Sony features”.

Some of the “cool functionality” includes updated Sony Media apps (Walkman, Album and Movies), increased options for personalisation (promising “a revamped homescreen experience”), improved app organisation and search, improved camera functionality (switch between front and rear camera with a single touch), and – of course – Google Now.

The Sony Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia go are scheduled for Jelly Bean action “from the end of March”, with the Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Ion and Xperia acro S following “in the subsequent weeks”.

Not so good news for the Sony Xperia U, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo, and Xperia sol, as they'll remain on Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Yesterday I was saying that there was little change in the latest Android distribution figures, with a relatively modest 13.6% of users rocking Jelly Bean.

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