Jelly Bean rollout kicks off for Xperia phones

Back in October, Sony gave us a schedule for Jelly Bean updates on Xperia phones. Happily, it is sticking to that schedule.

The start of the Jelly Bean rollout was down as the middle of the first quarter of 2013. The update has started in February. We would say that's pretty much on track. As the initial statement said, the Xperia T is the first phone to get the update, although that's likely to be SIM-free models. Expect network phones to take just a little longer.

According to Sony, it has integrated the features of Jelly Bean into its own software, throwing on some additions of its own too. So when you turn on after the upgrade, you'll notice 'more intuitive' versions of Walkman, Album and Movies, more options for personalisation (including a redesigned home screen), better on-device search, camera enhancements including a revised viewfinder and new auto-scene setting, along with the Google Now service.

You can also get access to the new Sony social app, Socialife, which brings together updates from across a range of social services. That needs to be downloaded separately from Google Play though.

If the Xperia T is on schedule, we suspect that the rest are, too. Check here for the provisional dates for the updates. But when an update is good to go for your phone, you should get a notification telling you.

Source: The Next Web

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