Back in October 2012, Sony has revealed out its Android update schedule with new info regarding when the older Xperia will receive a bump to 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. According to the manufacturer, the Sony Xperia S is set to get the Jelly Bean update, following the Xperia T in late Q1 of this year with exact dates to be confirmed later. That means, Xperia S will get its next major upgrade some time in April. Some Xperia T/Xperia TL handsets have already received Jelly bean update in last year. So, what new features will be included in the Jelly Bean firmware of the Xperia S. Sony hasn’t officially confirmed this yet, but we’ve got some reliable sources saying we can expect the device getting some exclusive features.
A member called DooMLoRD from XDA-developers forums has presented us some screenshots of the Xperia S handset running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build. According to these screenshots, Xperia S will have Power management, a new Lock Screen, Find My Xperia feature and Screen mirroring.
Jelly Bean firmware will carry “extended standby mode” functionality for enhanced power saving and the new “shutter”-based lock screen. If you want to to access the Find My Xperia feature, you will be redirected to myxperia.com website, which appears to be in private beta form at the moment. The new kernel version is 3.4.0, and the build number also been bumped up to 6.2.X.X.XX.
Screenshots after the break.
Sony has recently confirmed that it will distribute the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the 5-inch Xperia Z 1080p Android phone soon after the its launch in the markets.
Source: XDA Developers Forums, Via: Xperia Blog