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.