The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update process began for the AT&T Sony Xperia TL earlier in the month. In fact, it began on March 1. The catch was that the update was only available by way of the PC Companion desktop app. That has since changed and as of today — AT&T has announced that Jelly Bean is now rolling-out over-the-air.
Based on details coming from AT&T, users with an Xperia TL can head to Menu -> Settings -> About phone -> Software update to get the process started. Just make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and once you get to the software update page, simply follow the on-screen prompts.
We suspect many of the readers already know what getting Jelly Bean means in terms of new features. But just to make one point here, Jelly Bean does bring some decent improvements in terms of notifications. Once you have Android 4.1 installed you will be able to do things such as see the full text of an SMS message of the full image of an MMS message in the notification drop down. You will also be able to take action from many of the notifications. For example, on the event notifications you will be able to open the app, snooze or even dismiss.
Additionally, AT&T is also giving Xperia TL users access to AT&T DriveMode. For those not familiar with DriveMode, this is an app that is designed to help stop texting while driving. Basically, DriveMode will kick in when the vehicle reaches 25 MPH and will limit what functions of the phone can be used while the vehicle is in motion. But the bottom line here, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available for those sporting an Xperia TL with AT&T — so go get it.[via AT&T] [device id=4987]