Sony announced Jelly Bean update for Sony Xperia S almost six months back. Reportedly, Android v.4.1 update for Xperia S will be arriving in May. This software update was visible on North American PTCRB forum. Appearance of this update on this wireless authentication website is basically a good indicator of the upcoming Android update being ready-for-release.
The update will be arriving on Xperia SL and Acro S alongside Xperia S. However, there are chances that the update may have been postponed to the latter half of June. A Russian Sony Mobile employee, Dmitry Lazarev quoted that the update may arrive late in June instead of May. But his statement does not clarify whether he is referring to the update’s arrival in Russia or US.
Jelly Bean update will integrate some interesting specs into Sony Xperia S, which include ‘Gesture Mode’ and ‘TalkBack’. ‘TalkBack’ is a funny feature that reads out screen’s content to the user. ‘Gesture Mode’ aids blind or low vision users to navigate through the device via swipe and touch gestures alongside speech input.
The Jelly Bean 4.1 Android update will also enhance the performance level of Sony Xperia S. Home screen motions and application management will be much smoother with this beneficial software update. Sony has not officially announced anything over this update and its release date. It may arrive within a week or in late June.
The finalized build number for all three devices, Xperia S, SL and Acro S is 6.2.B.0.200. The update will probably be an OTA (Over-the-Air) update. Meanwhile, Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inches display and a 12 MP super HD camera. The smartphone primitively operated on Android Gingerbread, v2.3 and was upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich v.4.0.4. Hopefully, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update will arrive soon implanting some exciting specs into this utility device.