We recently heard from Sony about Jelly Bean coming to a select group of Xperia branded handsets. Those details were posted on Twitter and really just amounted to Sony teasing about Jelly Bean for the Xperia P, Go, S, SL, acro S and ion smartphones. With that in mind, we now have a confirmed release (beginning this week) for the Xperia P, Xperia Go and Xperia E Dual.
According to details coming from Sony, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update would begin “this week” for those three handsets. The update process will be done in batches and is said to be ramping up over this month and next. Simply put, just because the update process will begin this week — that does not necessarily mean it will arrive on your handset this week.
As we often see with Jelly Bean updates coming from Sony, they include Android specific features as well as some updates on Sony specific features and apps. The Xperia P, Go and E Dual update is not any different. Those updating will see the Jelly Bean perks such as Google Now and the enhanced notifications.
The update will also bring updates for the Sony Media apps which include the WALKMAN, Album and Movies apps. In this case, Sony has said they are going to be “newer and even more intuitive versions.” Additional items with this update include Battery STAMINA Mode, improvements in terms of organizing your app tray, a new search function for the app tray and the ability to add up to 7 homescreens, which comes as part of a updated homescreen experience.[via Sony]