Sony Xperia T caught running early Jelly Bean build (video)

Daniel Bader

December 24, 2012 1:28pm

The Xperia T hasn’t been out a month and already users are clambering to get their hands on a taste of Jelly Bean. And rightfully so: as HTC, Samsung and even Motorola begin rolling out Jelly Bean to their flagship phones, Xperia T users must wait until at least February to see theirs.

A team over in Vietnam has its hands on an early build of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia T, and while it looks quite similar to its Ice Cream Sandwich counterpart, there are a couple of nice new additions to be seen. Sony has made some tweaks to its launcher and a couple system apps, and fleshed out sound quality features that will sure to appease the audiophiles in the room. Interestingly, the leaked software contains AT&T-specific apps, so it’s likely that the American carrier will be the first to receive the update next year.

This news comes on the leak that the FreeXperia team, the individuals behind CyanogenMOD10.1 for various Sony devices, has begun porting the Linux 3.4 kernel used in Android 4.1 to legacy 2011 Xperia devices.

Via: Android Central

  • Peter

    My Johnson is erect!

  • Larry

    Man, that’s the ugly phone.

    • seroevo

      I can get subjective opinion, but how people can find a simple black rectangle as ugly is beyond me.

      More so when I come across a person calling the Xperia ugly while rocking a blue SIII. That’s like getting an opinion on aesthetics from someone wearing leopard print.

  • Dalex

    There’s something really laggy about Sony’s launcher: Timescape… It’s almost as bad as HTC Sense. This isn’t a bad device, but I would root it and flash CM on it immediately if I was in possession of one. At the very least, use Nova or Apex Launcher.

    • seroevo

      Timescape seems like a good idea at first but I find it really impractical. It’s just easier to check feeds in the actual Facebook and Twitter apps.

      The main flaw is not being able to see more than 4-5 words from any given post. It feels like trying to read newspaper headlines if you were only given a few words. “Trouble in Toronto as…” and “Mayor Ford does…”

      I don’t want every single post to be a tease.

  • GlassBackBadIdea

    Glad I don’t see any stupid glass plates that can easily break like the stupid design by Google and LG in the Nexus 4. Don’t buy the Nexus 4, even if it was available