Posts Tagged ‘Android 4.1’
On Twitter, Three announced that the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) bean update is now available for the Sony XPERIA T. It tweets, “News for Sony Xperia T owners on Three, Jellybean is being rolled out.”
Sadly, the update will not be available via an OTA (over-the-air) update. Owners will have to download and install the update via the Sony PC Companion software, by plugging their phones into their PCs.
Three provides instructions on its website. It says, “From time to time Sony may release new software for your phone. By updating your phone to the latest software version, you’ll improve your experience.
“Before you can update your phone, make sure your battery is fully charged. You should also make sure that you have backed up your personal data, like contacts, that are stored on your phone.
“Software updates need to be approved by mobile networks before your phone will allow you to update your software. If you’re using a phone that you didn’t get from us, an update may not be available at the same time as it would be for a phone that came from Three.
“To update your software, you’ll need the latest version of Sony PC Companion software. You can get this from Sony’s website.
“Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and open Sony PC Companion.
“When the Sony PC Companion recognises your phone, it should automatically check for an update. If it doesn’t, click Start on Support Zone.
“Click Start on the Phone Software Update screen.
“If an update is available, click Update now and follow the onscreen instructions.
“The software on your phone will now have been updated.”
Do you own a Sony XPERIA T with Three? Have you updated to Jelly Bean? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.
According to the Japanese company Sony, they will be announcing the schedule to the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update rollout for their XPERIA line in the middle of December. This means that you’ll finally get to know when your XPERIA handset will be getting the latest version of Android or not by the mid-December.
Sony revealed that it would be announcing its Jelly Bean update rollout schedule, while answering questions from customers on its official Twitter account, @SonyMobileNews.
Sony’s latest announcement lines up with its previous announcement telling us which devices will be getting the Jelly Bean update. Sadly, the list only includes handsets in Sony’s XPERIA line, which were released this 2012. These handsets include the Xperia T, the Xperia TX, the Xperia V, the Xperia S, the Xperia Acro S, the Xperia Ion, the Xperia P, the Xperia Go, and the Xperia J.
According to a recent leak, Sony’s most recent handsets will be the first to get the update. These include the Xperia T, the Xperia TX, and the Xperia V, which the report claims will be updated to Jelly Bean in February of next year. This suggests that Sony will be updating these handsets in time for MWC (Mobile World Congress).
Jelly Bean will be brining a number of new features and tweaks to these XPERIA handsets. These include better stability, faster performance, and a smoother UI thanks to the ‘Butter UI’. Among the new features is Google Now, which delivers relevant information to you before you even think it.
Can’t wait to get to know when your Sony XPERIA handset will be getting Jelly Bean treatment, or are you bummed it took Sony this long to make the announcement? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Facebook page.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has rolled out to a number of Samsung’s smartphones such as the Galaxy S3. If you own one of its Android handsets, you must be wondering when the update will be rolling out to your handset. According to Samsung, the update will be rolling out to the Galaxy S Advance in January.
The Korean tech giant offers a host of Android handsets. Despite this, the Korean firm still manages to roll out updates to these smartphones before most manufacturers. Why other Android manufacturers fail to roll out updates at the same time as others is beyond us. So we commend Samsung for pushing out updates before everyone else.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a smartphone somewhere in between the original Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2. The mid-range smartphone sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and 768MB of RAM. It ships running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). By January, users will get to enjoy a more updated version of Android. The latest version of Android runs on devices such as the Google Nexus 4. It runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
The news comes to us via Samsung’s German Facebook page. According to the post, Jelly Bean will be rolling out to the Galaxy S Advance in January. It will be available via Samsung Kies software or OTA (over-the-air) update. Although it doesn’t say when exactly in January the update will be rolling out to the handset in Germany, this suggests that Jelly Bean will rolling out to the handset in the UK soon.
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance? Can’t wait to get Jelly Bean running on your smartphone? We’ll keep you posted once Samsung officially announces the update’s rollout.