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Sony Xperia J Android 4.1.2 brings Jelly Bean joy

Under: Android OS, Software
Date: March 9th, 2013

It’s always pleasing for us to be able to bring news of operating system updates to readers for their various devices and today it’s the turn of owners of the Sony Xperia J smartphone. This was released in October last year and it was back in December we informed that the Android Jelly Bean update should arrive for the phone by late March. True to their word Sony has now released the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia J.

The Xperia J launched on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich so the joys of Jelly Bean will be a big improvement that many owners will relish. The update brings such delights as Google Now, Project Butter and much, much more so we would certainly recommend you grab this upgrade.

The firmware update build is 11.2.A.0.21 and also updates the baseband and Xperia J owners should receive notification that the OTA (over-the-air) is ready. However we advise patience as the update rollout may come in stages. If your device doesn’t receive the OTA update though then you can still connect your Xperia J to the PC Companion and check for the update that way.

It would have been even better of course if Sony was pushing out the later 4.2 Jelly Bean update but for now at least this brings Xperia J owners some Jelly Bean flavor. We’d like to hear from readers with the Xperia J about this update.

Have you already received the Android 4.1.2 update for your Xperia J? If so what is your location and what do you think of the update? Let us have your comments.

Source: XDA Developers

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  • Akhilesh Deshpande

    I updated my xperia J with Jelly Bean. Ironically, I am unable to find any differences compared to ICS. Please do let me know the differences and the ways to use them. Thank you

    • rak

      My j run faster and smoother than before.

  • Gavin thariqi

    I also updated my Xperia j with JB. And there are lots of improvement in terms of the speed. And also there are many new apps such as google voice, etc

  • reese

    i updated my xperia j and it runs smoother and faster. thumbs up for this! as what i have read on the reviews of this phone, i think it’s an unfair review. it is maybe you did not use it for a longer time. as a user i find this phone good and cool. i never had a problem about it.. :) kudos for the upgrade!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgfcdh S J Vandhiya Devan

    I updeted my xperia J to jelly bean os..it’s so nice…

  • Yash

    I Updated my Xperia J to Jelly Bean 4.1.2…despite its lag in previous build Sony has somehow come up with a better build update…its really cool n true to project butter the touch is pretty buttery….Theres hell lot of improvement in the speed than ICS…Xperia J users its a must update for you..cheers:)

    • Sandesh Virwani

      how did u updated….i had not got any notification yet…

  • hairie

    After update, the dark image from the front camera focus issue has been solve, great one sony…

  • Zed

    I have Xperia J too, but i didn’t get an notification for update ti JB, i triple cheked in update centre, wtf? How it looks, is it the same menu like ICS? that would suck…

  • Sunit

    Ok I updated my phone to jelly bean today and must say it works much much faster than before! speed has increased, I also liked the change in the notification tray and the front camera issue that the picture is dark or lighting issues has imporved..
    still checking for more changes
    Must update for all fellow xperia j users!

  • jose

    i had updated it today. am from hyderabad and happy to see my xperia j to latest update. thanks for sony and jelly bean

  • datasafe

    Upgrade last night to Jelly Bean 4.1.2, my Xperia J is slower and the contacts issues. Had to use the repair option few times and factory restore. Now the upgrade is stable. I believe there is not much of a difference from Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Better keep your existing Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

    • nk007

      Is the XperiaJ touch screen issue solved in this JB update ??
      Please reply… Should i go for this update ?? Is this touchscreen unresponsive issue solved in this update?? please share your experiences !! :)

  • vis

    after updating to jb, at times my xperia j gets stuck at lock screen. can anybody help to resolve this pbm please??

    • Viswanath

      I am having the same issue…. also option in the touch screen are getting pressed automatically….

  • FeeFee

    My Xperia J is working much better than when I first got it. Works like a dream and it makes a big difference.

    • Osama Bin Masood

      Does this work without any lag in the OS?Should I get it or should I go for the U?

  • Haji

    The floating widget feature in ICS has been omitted. That’s a bummer because i really liked that feature. The notification bar has changed. Facebook inside Xperia is working without any issues as of now.

    • Haji

      Oh and it’s running ever so smoothly. No lags if you disable the facebook and twitter feeds in the homescreen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeric.d.baldovino Jeric D. Baldovino

    what i suppose to do if my xperia j always prompt message “unfortunately, process.media…..” after i update to jellybean.. i dont open any media and play store can somebody tell me.

    tnx

  • Nitin

    Hey guys… Is the XperiaJ touch screen issue solved in this JB update ??
    Please reply… I got this mobile 2 days back and its getting unresponsive at screen lock, often… I tried “Calibrate.apk” patch given in Xda developers site… but, no luck !! :(
    Should i go for this update ?? Is this issue solved in this update??
    Xperia J JB updated users, please share your experiences !! :)

  • Lu

    just updated my xperia J to JB this morning and i must say that there are great improvements! its not as laggy as it was with ICS, so scrolling through the home screens and menu is very smooth. Plus, the issue with dark images from the front camera is solved, its much brighter now. The notification pull down bar also got a make over, now you can adjust wifi, data, bluetooth and profile right from it with an added clock underneath. Very satisfied with it, good job sony!

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