Though Sony recently announced the Android Jelly Bean update for several devices of its Xperia lineup, the Xperia Ion was left to wait. Much to the relief of Xperia Ion owners, Sony has assured of more details of the much-awaited Android 4.1 update in about two weeks.
The information conveyed via Sony’s Twitter account does not specify whether it will actually roll out the update in two weeks or just give information regarding the release date of the update. Sony initially announced an update for the Xperia Ion by May end. Having missed the deadline, Sony left owners of the Xperia Ion pondering about the indefinite delay.
Upon announcement, the region-wise update will probably take several weeks for a complete roll out. Further, update release dates and roll-outs primarily depend on carriers. U.S. users will receive the Android upgrade from AT&T, the carrier supporting the Xperia Ion. It is hard to say whether they will get the update as soon as it is rolled out because AT&T has been noted for delaying Android updates until recently.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will supersede the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS of the Xperia Ion and also add several conspicuous upgrades. It will refresh the look and feel of the handset with additional features, such as Project Butter, Google Now, multitasking and widgets. In addition to a smoother UI, the core applications will get an overall enhancement.
Touted as Sony’s first LTE smartphone, the Xperia Ion features a 4.6-inch screen, 12MP camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD slot for memory expansion. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich version.
Sony’s recent update roll out is available for the Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia Acros S.