Rogers Sony Xperia S updated to Android 4.1.2

Daniel Bader

June 26, 2013 2:13pm


We’re getting reports that the Rogers Sony Xperia S, that once-venerable device announced in January 2012, has been updated to Android 4.1.2.

The phone was released in April, 2012 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and was updated to Ice Cream Sandwich in September. We haven’t heard much about the Xperia S since then, as it was expected the phone was end-of-life after Sony released the Xperia ion, Xperia T and, most recently, the Xperia ZL. The ion still hasn’t been updated to Jelly Bean, and the Xperia T was updated to Jelly Bean only in March. The Xperia ZL is still awaiting its Android 4.2.2 update, which is expected this summer.

Build number 6.2.B.0.200 brings improved performance across the OS and the camera along with expandable notifications, better font rendering and other tweaks.

The Android 4.1.2 update should be available via an over-the-air update, in addition to Sony’s Companion app for Windows.

(Thanks Micheal!)

  • skullan

    Remember when Android 4.x mattered?

    Time to bring out 5.x already…

  • Pat

    what widget is that battery level meter?

    • Micheal Archer

      That’s the Beautiful Widgets battery meter using the “New Star Trek” theme.

  • Alan Parsons

    Wow, Sony’s rocking the HTC look hard eh?

    • Micheal Archer

      Most of that is personal customization – the wallpaper, clock/weather, and battery all come from Beautiful Widgets with downloadable themes. The toggle widget is Sony’s, and I haven’t played with the launcher at all, so the design elements at the top and bottom are also Sony’s.

  • Scott Perkin

    I want my 4.2 update for the ZL, hurry up!!!!!!!