Sony Xperia Ion users have a reason to be happy today, the Android v4.1 Jelly Bean update which was expect to roll out on a date which would fall in the last week of May, has been leaked and is available for download for curious users who would like to try out the Jelly Bean goodness on their device.
Previous month, Sony confirmed it through an official tweet that they are soon going to release the much awaited Android v4.1 Jelly Bean update for several of its Xperia devices. The list of devices to get updated included Xperia P, Xperia Go, Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia Arco S and Xperia Ion.
The company then later confirmed to several owners of the above mentioned devices that they will be getting their long over due update before the end of May and while no specific date has been pin pointed till now, we are not really complaining because of the update leaking out early.
The leaked update comes from none other than the kind hearted folks over at XDA. Those people were also kind enough to port the firmware update and make it usable for the Xperia Ion owners.
The update brings your device to build 6.2.B.0.203 and you are obviously going to need an unlocked bootloader to install it till the time Sony rolls it out officially. Some people at XDA pointed out that there is still a possibility that this might be an unfinished(but usable) version of Jelly Bean update for Sony Xperia Ion. Considering how accurate the XDA analysts have been, it will be a pretty safe bet to expect a few extra bells and whistles in the official Jelly Bean update.
It is usually only a matter of few weeks that a leaked update starts to roll out officially, so unless you are too keen to try out Jelly Bean on your Sony Xperia Ion, we would highly recommend you to wait for Sony to roll out the update officially.
As for future updates, considering how long it took Sony for updating these devices to Android v4.1 Jelly Bean from Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a v4.2 Jelly Bean update is highly uncertain.