Sony brings Jelly Bean to the Xperia Z range

Good news if you have a Sony Xperia Z device. If you haven't yet had an update to Jelly Bean, one should be coming your way soon.

Yes, we did say Jelly Bean. With KitKat rolling out to smartphones right now, Sony owners might be a little aggrieved that the last-generation Android software is the one we are talking about. But let's look on the bright side, we are edging closer to the latest version of Android one step at a time.

The Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet already have the new software rolling out, something which has been confirmed by Sony. However, additional software for the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z has been signed off by wireless device certification forum the PTCRB (according to XperiaBlog), so updates for those phones should follow soon.

How soon? We really don't know when it comes to these things. Much will depend on your country and your network, or indeed, if you are SIM-free. Just sit tight and wait. It'll be here soon enough.

On top of the Android bump, Sony is also upgrading some of its own software too. The Xperia Z1's Smart Social Camera will be pushed out to other devices, with upgrades also promised for Messaging, MyXperia, and the media player apps. There's also a new feature called Xperia Themes, said to be a 'unique custom interface experience'. In other words, some kind of customisation, although no one is quite sure how far that will go.

So a nice bonus with some long-awaited software. Just don't ask us about a KitKat update.

Sources: Crave and XperiaBlog

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