Sony has officially started pushing out the hotly-anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the water-resistant Xperia V LT25i handset. Running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, Sony Xperia V is a durable high-range device with 4.3” HD screen, 13MP shooter, IP57 certification and usually would be considered for an update to Jelly Bean. So, you would be glad to know that Sony pulled switch to roll out the Jelly Bean update for this device. Back in 2012, the manufacturer has already confirmed that Xperia T, TX and Xperia V handsets are on target to get Jelly Bean update in February and should be completed by the end of March of this year.
It’s worth noting that the update is being made available just a couple of days after the manufacturer rolled out Jelly Bean update 9.1.A.0.489 for the Xperia T. The new firmware update bumps the build number up to 9.1.A.0.490 on Xperia V handset. What new features you will get? As usual, the update brings standard Jelly Bean features like Google Now predictive search features, “Project Butter” performance enhancements, resizable widgets, richer notifications, and more plus Sony’s own changes also will be included.
We are not sure if this update fixes the Sleep of Death issue that many Xperia V users have been reporting. Maybe this update can help the battery life a bit.
Many users are reporting seeing the update become available via Sony PC software on their Xperia V handsets. The update is currently rolling out in European countries such as Germany, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Sweden for the LT25i model. So, go ahead and check for system updates. It’ll either be there waiting or it will be made available for you in the coming days. To pull the update, connect your handset to a PC via USB cable and run Sony PC program and follow the ons-screen instructions to finish th upgrading process.
For the users who are wondering, the Xperia J, Xperia P and Xperia Go handsets are supposed to receive Jelly Bean updates in late March, as per the manufacturer’s schedule.
Via: Xperia Blog