Android Jelly Bean updates for Sony Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual rolling out this week
Sony has officially confirmed that three of its older smarthpones are getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates starting this week. The handsets are: Sony Xperia P, the waterproof Xperia Go, and the dual SIM Xperia E Dual.
As usual, the updates are being rolled-out in phases, and Sony says “timing will vary by market and customer variants.” In any case, all Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual users should receive the new software version in May the latest.
Apart from bringing all the goodies included in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the new software also comes with Sony-specific enhancements, like: Battery Stamina Mode (which first debuted on the high-end Xperia Z), more intuitive Sony Media apps, and a “new search function within the application tray that makes it easy to locate your favorite apps.”
Xperia Go owners will receive the update only 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.”
In case you’re wondering, the single SIM version of the Xperia E Dual, simply dubbed Xperia E, runs Android Jelly Bean since the day it went on sale.
The next Sony handsets to get Android Jelly Bean – starting “the end of May” – are: Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Acro S, and Xperia Ion.