Sony Clarifies on Android 4.1 Update for Xperia Smartphones
In an official statement released on its blog, Sony reassured Xperia owners that it is still investigating which devices will be getting the update to Android 4.1. This is in response to an earlier report involving a Sony UK Product Manager who claimed that the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini Pro would be left out of the Jelly Bean update. Here's the full statement from Sony:
"During a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
"We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned."
So far, ASUS and HTC are the only two Android vendors that have announced the Android 4.1 update plans for some of its mobile devices. Huawei, Motorola and Samsung have declined to comment on the issue.