Sony Xperia Ion gets updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

June 25, 2013
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The folks from Sony have been on a roll lately, and to many peoples surprise. After launching the Xperia Z Ultra this morning with a 6.3-inch display, and updating multiple smartphones this month to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, they are on quite the roll. Now we're hearing the aging Xperia Ion is also getting Jelly Bean, albeit an older flavor.

The smartphone has been enjoying Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for sometime on that aging 4.55-inch 720p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but starting this week users are in for a treat. We're hearing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is rolling out for the AT&T model, although you won't be getting the update over the air as usual.

Users will be required to have Sony's PC companion software installed, and plug their smartphones into their PC to pull and install the latest update, but at least you're getting Jelly Bean. It isn't 4.2.2 like the Xperia Z or ZL, but the update does bring many features you've probably been waiting for.

Google Now voice search will be included, not to mention expandable notifications and support for Google's Keyboard. Then of course Jelly Bean introduced project butter for an even faster and better UI experience across the board. The AT&T Xperia Ion is getting updated to build version 6.2.B.0.211. Get the latest update and give it a try, then let us know how things go in the comments below. We'll be on the lookout for a changelog.

VIA: XperiaBlog


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  • malaysian people

    When coming malaysian??

    • Malaysian

      Usually 1-2 days after rollout

      • malaysian people

        Ok tq for your information

  • Carlos Y.

    When is it coming

  • spot joshua

    Finally Updated My Xperia IOn to jelly bean (Malaysia)

    • malaysian people

      Serious bro??

    • danny

      really ? finally !

    • Khuziyaki Kazuya

      how do u find update? update via?

  • BAMM

    Damn when is it it hitting the east coast AT&T! I’m drooling now!

    • Anirudh

      I guess it will not for Lt28At, i also flashed the Lt28h firmware on LT28at phone at the time of ICS.
      I guess same we have to do for JB now, as JB for At&t Ion is not delayed but abandoned.

      • BAMM

        Wait how do you know this? Are you sure? I recieved ICS normally.

      • Anirudh

        Thats what i have read on internet. No verified sources.

        It takes a lot of effort and huge test cases to pass before a carrier firmware is releases. That’s why often they(updates) are delayed and sometimes abandoned in favour of newer(flagship). models

      • drewbie

        as of this morning we are NOT receiving the OLD 4.1.2 on AT&T…. Customer (careless) confirmed there were no signs of it in their systems at all. for Lt28at 4.0.4 will be the last OS update we will be receiving

      • mysticalmike

        Just because they don’t have it in their system now doesn’t mean they won’t get it. Everything I’ve read says it takes a bit to push it through a US carrier. Given that AT&T already gave us ICS and a separate patch build of ICS I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this roll out within the next couple of weeks.

      • mysticalmike

        FYI, I contacted AT&T support and got this message back:

        I can understand your concerns with wanting to upgrade to the Android
        4.1.2 OS (Jellybean) for your mobile device. Although the update will be
        available soon, we do not have an exact date. Once it is available, you
        will receive a notification.

      • mysticalmike

        Just got a response from Sony…

        In
        reagards to your inquiry at the moment we don’t have that information
        of when Jelly Bean will be available for your phone (Xperia™ Ion
        LT28at) due to the fact that AT&T is the one in charge to upgrade
        their phones. We are releasing the Jelly Bean update worldwide for
        unlock phones, however, as your phone is branded with AT&T they need
        to customized the software and this may take some time. I can’t assure
        you that Jelly Bean will be available for your phone at this moment.
        Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you and thank you for
        being part of our Sony Xperia™ family.

        BOO!!!

  • max

    his jb update is for ion lt28h or lt28i?(malaysian)

    • Anirudh

      Lt28h, Can be flashed on Lt28i also via flash tool. If you use LTE, then check ‘exclude baseband’ in flash tool.

  • Arsalan

    still no updates(Pakistan)

    • Erika M. Murdock

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  • JAGDISH

    I have successfully updated my Xperia Acro S for 6.2.B.0.211 on 27/06/2013 (Saudi Arabia)

  • ion

    still don t have the update :SSS (belgium)

  • Pulkit

    Haven’t gotten the update yet (US)

  • Wan Mohd Asraf Mahyuddin

    no update yet in Malaysia.

  • Sakib

    No updates yet

  • sai krishna

    still no update(INDIA) not even in sony support

  • SN

    No update for Xperia Ion LTE in Pakistan. People use Sony products because it is trusted! Sony shouldn’t let people down. Updates released for Acro S etc and not for Ion, that’s not fair at all!

  • malaysian people

    Finally my ion can update jelly bean..nice!!!

    • Tobbie

      did you get the update?

      • Monika

        yes i got but im asking is there any problems in ur phone after update ?

    • Monika

      how is your phone working after jelly bean update . does it has any problems.

  • Joshua DeMello

    No update yet :( I’m in Massachusetts , USA

  • Al Cast

    no update in Texas, I check pc companion daily, this is becoming increasingly unbearable since all my friends are using jelly bean 4.1 and 4.2… Sony and ATT need to speed things up, some people are very desperate, A.I. myself

  • johan san

    No update yet . . Maybe next month . .

  • alex

    In michian theres still no update