Expected for a really long time by the Sony Xperia S LT26i smartphone owners world-wide, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update has started rolling out in some parts of the world, according to a tweet posted by Sony Xperia France on Twitter. We have no idea at this point which firmware build this is, but if any of our readers manages to download and install the latest version, please do get back to us with details. The new build should be available via PC Companion for Windows / Mac.
To install the software update on your device via PC you will have to follow the given procedure:
1. Connect Sony Xperia S to your computer using a USB cable.
2. Launch the Sony Companion installed on your PC to check the latest updates.
3. Make sure to have a stable Internet connection to do so and follow the instructions provided to you.
4. Create a backup of all personal information and data files on your phone before installing the update and then complete installation.
If you do not have a PC access at your disposal, you can go through these steps:
1. Go to the stock Settings app on your phone.
2. Now navigate to ‘About Phone’ and select it.
3. Then go in ‘Software Updates’ and select ‘Check for Updates’.
On a stable wifi connection if an update is available, plug your device to AC power source and start with the installation of the update.
Back in early April Sony had guaranteed the release of Android 4.1 for its Xperia S, SL and Acro S. This time Sony seems to complete its promise of an update to Jelly Bean by May end. But it seems that Sony has still waited for a long time to release the same for public use where as its greatest competition for Android based phones, being none other than Samsung, which is a few weeks away from releasing 4.2.2 version of Android Jelly Bean for its Galaxy S3. Till now Sony has confirmed the firmware just for its Xperia S, it has still not given any heads up for Xperia SL and Xperia Acro S regarding the same. I don’t understand why Sony is delaying the release of this firmware for other handsets in this competitive world. At one side it launches phones like the Xperia Z and on the other side it acts ignorant about the existing ones. Where Sony has delayed Android 4.1.2, I am still skeptical about Android 4.2.2.