Sony Xperia S was the flagship phone of the company for early 2012; the device originally stocked Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which later got updated to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device is now finally getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
It was being rumored for months that Sony had been cooking up a Jelly Bean update for a bunch of Xperia devices, which included mainstream devices like Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion, and Xperia Acro S. So it is finally nice to see the much awaited Jelly Bean update for Sony Xperia S being rolled out.
The news for this new Jelly Bean update comes directly from Sony’s official French Twitter account, which broke out the news that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean has started rolling out for the first slot of builds. Unfortunately, no specific date or time period was provided for the folks in US; it is usually only a matter of few days before the US customer gets their share of update after an update gets rolled out in any other region.
Even after more than a year of its release, the Sony Xperia S has still got a spec sheet that is pretty impressive. The device features a 4.3 inch LED-backlit LCD with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 342 ppi pixel density. On the inside, there is a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor present along with Adreno 220 GPU and 1 GB RAM, making the device fast enough for most of the multi-tasking needs.
A 12 MP 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash camera has been provided on the rear side while a 1.3 MP 720p@30fps zapper is present on the front side. On the storage side, the Sony Xperia S has 32 GB of inbuilt storage which is unfortunately not expandable.
So far, there has been no confirmation whether this update will be rolled out OTA or via Sony’s official companion for PC. However, judging by Sony’s history with firmware updates, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Sony Xperia S is most likely to roll out through Sony’s official companion.