Sony has said that three of its Android smartphones, the Xperia P, Go and E dual will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting this week. The update will be released globally in phases and should be completed towards the end of May.
The official Sony mobile blog reads, “The new software brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with a number of different and improved Sony features. We’ve been working to blend our Sony Xperia software with Google’s Jelly Bean release to create some cool user experiences – some of the functionality you can look forward to includes:”
The update brings a slew of new features such as Battery STAMINA mode, which allows you to fully customize your phone. It knows when the screen is off and shuts down the draining apps. The apps start once the display is back on.
The update also includes a new way to search for apps from the app draw, an added two home screens bringing the total to 7, and the regular slew of Android features such as Google Now, Project Butter and more.
If you are a Sony Xperia Go user, there’s a catch to the update. The official blog post says, “In some cases – particularly for Xperia go users – we’ve only made the upgrade accessible via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac due to the size of some software packages, and these users will only receive an in-phone notification if running Ice Cream Sandwich.”
The Jelly Bean update for the Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion, and Xperia acro S will start rolling out from the end of May.
Source: Sony Mobile Blog