Jelly Bean update for Xperia S and Galaxy Note may arrive next month
Much to the anger of a lot of customers, Sony did not come good on its promise that an Android Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia S will be rolled out by the end of March 2013. No official communication came along in that regard, with the usual response to forum queries being something in the tune of “we are working on it” and “it will be released soon”.
This time around, French mobile service provider, SFR, the Xperia S will get the Jelly Bean update in May 2013. Interestingly, SFR’s leaked schedule also shows that the original Samsung Galaxy Note is in line for the update at around the same time. These are schedules that SFR will be adhering to. However, rollout of the updates will vary in timings from region to region.
Sony Xperia S was launched in February 2012, and was running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread at that time. Later in the year, the phone got the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system update, and later on it was confirmed that the smartphone is eligible for the Jelly Bean upgrade as well. According to this leaked data, the upgrade will be to Android 4.1.2, and in all likeliness will be the last update for the smartphone.
Samsung had already communicated that the original Galaxy Note will get the Android 4.2 update, which will be the last update for the phone.
Source: Xperia Blog