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Sony Xperia U Jelly Bean update release may be soon

Under: Mobile Phones, Phone Software
Date: December 1st, 2012

The team here on Phones Review try and keep our valued readers up to date with all the happenings in the smartphone world, and this includes the various Android hardware that are in line to receive new versions of the operating system. Today we have some possible good news for owners of the Sony Xperia U and the Android Jelly Bean update that may be released soon.

Sony’s Xperia U was only recently treated to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and you would have thought it would have been a while before it gets updated again, but sources are telling the Android Authority that the handset could be about to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

The first claims originated from an unknown source but is saying the Sony Xperia U will get the update next month along with the Xperia P, Xperia Sola, and Xperia Go. Obviously you would normally take such claims with a pinch of salt, but they have seemingly been backed up from more solid source in the form of Sony’s Italian Facebook page.

While there is no exact timeframe given for the update to arrive it does say that the company is planning to release Android 4.1 for the Sony Xperia U. Sony did leave out the handset from its official Jelly Bean upgrade list that it made available back in October, and at the time it was thought that no handsets would receive Jelly Bean until the New Year.

The company may have changed its mind but you would have thought that the likes of the flagship Sony Xperia T and US carrier AT&T’s Xperia TL would be the first Sony handsets to see the update. Sony seems to be one of the worst smartphone companies to update hardware to new Android firmware, and owners of the company’s handsets will be looking enviously at other devices already running on the later operating system.

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  • http://twitter.com/YourManAdrian Adrian Casillas

    Flagship phone’s should always be first to be updated. If they’re not first, then they’re not really being treated as a flagship. Just look at the GS3 update fiasco.

  • ruibing

    The worst, all things considered, is probably Motorola. Considering Motorola is owned by Google, you would think it would be a priority to bring to all the new Razrs to Jelly Bean. My Droid Razr Maxx just barely received ICS earlier this year.

  • Sam

    LOL! Even before Xperia S? Xperia U should be the one who receives the update in the end.

  • F19

    “Sony seems to be one of the worst smartphone companies to update hardware to new Android firmware, and owners of the company’s handsets will be looking enviously at other devices already running on the later operating system.”

    You sir, are absolutely crazy.

    Yes, they should have released the update sooner, but this doesn’t make Sony that much worse than all the other phone manufacturers.

    They’ve updated all of their phones from Q1 2011 up to Q4 2012 with ICS, I have yet to see another smartphone manufacturer to do this.

  • Cheema

    there is not even ics update available in middle east .may b JB will arrive when google releases android 10.0.i am very disappointed from sony.SI no of xperia u 1261-8812.

  • Rajat

    My first and last Sony handset! Samsung is better but lacks the premium feel. Time to move on!

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