Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update mystery deepens: Update


Owners of the Sony Xperia S are clinging on to the hope that Sony will stick to its earlier promise and provide the smartphone with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the next few days, and now the mystery surrounding the new firmware deepens.

Only yesterday we heard of an employee from the company based in Russia suggesting the new firmware may not arrive until the second half of next month, and this is after the company originally promised the handset will see the new firmware by the end of this month.

Now though the guys over at the Xperia Blog have noticed a new listing on the official support page for the handset has the latest available firmware listed as 6.2.A.0.200, which is believed to be the reference for the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia S.

The strange thing about this new listing is that the release date is down as April 24th which has obviously been and gone, but the information has only recently been put up on the website. Now it’s time to clutch at some straws as this could be a mistake and was supposed to read May 24th, which would mean the software may actually be released tomorrow.

Hopefully this turns out to be the case and Sony sticks to its word and treats owners of the Sony Xperia S to the Jelly Bean software.

Update: There are now reports that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update has begun to roll out in certain parts of Europe, but please remember it will be dependent on the carrier and location.

Do you think Sony will release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tomorrow?


23 thoughts on “Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update mystery deepens: Update”

  1. 1Bungle says:

    I would be VERY surprised if the update is released tomorrow. I think the whole thing has been handled terribly. It reminds us all that most businesses focus is on “New Customers”. The iphone 5 was a disappointment and so far so is the Xperia range. It’s time to realise that technology isn’t developing as quickly as we would like and these companies are clutching at straws trying to produce the next big thing, with the hope they can gain a small percentage of the market place.

  2. Xperia s user says:

    Idont know what to say! Company like sony dont know how to make a new software for xperia s, or they just too lazy. I hope it will be tomorrow. Or i give up about sony and try to give a live to my dead device the x s through cm10 till change the phone at all.

  3. Nicolas (FR) says:

    I just know that my next phone will not be an XPeria phone. And I hope that one day a company (Sony) will understand that it is useless to produce every year the same phone with a different name. It is profitable for them but senseless for us.

    For example : XPeria Z and XPeria S are not the same phones but I know that each firmware under-exploits these phones. I don’t want to spend 500$ every year to buy the brand new product (just because it’s the brand new product) but I am ready to pay 50, 100, 150$ for a new firmware.

    I think it will be profitable for them and for customers to invent “Long Time Support” phones.

  4. Unknown says:

    Sony is making a huge mistake here… Even though the company knows it has a lot of competitors they keep on torturing Xperia owners with their irresponsibilty …heck samsung and htc got the update 4 months ago ! This disuades me day by day from trusting Sony again… too bad.

  5. rhynlock says:

    This sucks i believe tomorrow will come and go and i will still be having an icecream sandwich… next time im going for a nexus device… at least i would get the updates right away

  6. Enis Bajgora says:

    he knows not read our owners a simple requirements Sony play with our patience I’ve bought XPERIA S May 5 but I am not satisfied with ics but I love JB as fast in my phone

    f .. k you Sony

  7. chris says:

    Sony are too busy launching new handsetst they just forget about the older ones that are not even that old. Ive had the xperia s from it was launched got messed about with the ics update witch it should have had out of the box. Now gettin messed about with the jb update witch I should have had months ago. Ive had sony phones for last 10 years im through with them once my contract is up

  8. vijay says:

    However, the benefits of the update they have listed in the page is the same as before (for the ICS), I think they have updated this page as a mistake

  9. Nicholas says:

    I spoke to Sony, and posted a picture to ‘Xperia blog’. They were meant to release it on the 24th of April, and are still planning on releasing it in may!

  10. matasaus says:

    aaaaaaarrrrghh, that was months ago. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh this is now. You know i dont give a crap when they release it, it would just be nice to have some one from sony showing more evidence of what they are up to, so if it is going to be later then we would know why and wouldnt mind so much. Customer relations have NEVER been Sony’s strong suit. Never ever buying any sony product again ever.

  11. 3 says:

    its true…the things bugging me that Samsung & alot of other companies already did released it months ago
    i thought Sony is better than them all but now they really disappointed me like they really got bad support…even my Vaio laptop im like trying 2 get some accessories 4 it but i cant find & customer service dont give a damn about me
    screw u Sony

  12. XpeiraSufferer says:

    The worst phone I have owned!!!! Sometimes I feel like putting a drill through it’s screen when it’s not responding!!!

  13. Darth critters. says:

    I got the jb update Friday just gone and I’m on orange in UK only problem with it is the battery life has took a big hit. Other than that the phone is much faster and more stable.

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