This is a breath of fresh air for those who have a 2011 Sony Xperia smartphone. Last week Sony held a Q&A session on Facebook and the moderator noted that the 2011 Xperia smartphone, namely the arc S and the mini Pro would not be upgraded to OS 4.1 Jelly Bean. This, as expected, caused a backlash from the community. Now days later Sony has posted a message on their company blog on the issue, stating the comment was made by “a local spokesperson gave information out in error.” However, this doesn’t mean that Jelly Bean is coming to the 2011 Xperia devices, but Sony is “actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices” and plans to give more guidance in a couple weeks.
Full statement below:
A quick note – during a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned.
As always, feel free to drop a question below and keep your eyes fixed on the blog, as we’ll be bringing you more on our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia P and other 2012 Xperia smartphones over the next couple of weeks.”