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Sony Xperia S Owners Can Now Get The Android Jellybean Update

News   •   Jun 06, 2013 20:00 BST

In recent months, Sony Mobile has been hitting the headlines after the success achieved by the Xperia Z, its latest flagship Android phone. The device quickly became one of the manufacturer’s most successful handsets to date, with several million sales under its belt.

Prior to the launch of the Sony Xperia Z, the manufacturer’s range of Android smartphones had seen the release of several other impressive devices. These include the Sony Xperia S, which was Sony's first flagship device of 2012. The device packs plenty of impressive features despite its age, including a 4.3 inch display, 12 megapixel camera, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 32 GB of storage and Android Gingerbread OS. During its time on the market, the handset has also been subject to an update to its operating system, bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the device. Updates on Sony Xperia S can be found on our website, along with Xperia S offers and deals.

The Xperia S is also in line to receive another update, this time to Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. Unfortunately though, this has been delayed time and time again, leaving owners of the phone frustrated. Luckily though, XperiaBlog has recently reported that the update has now finally began rolling out to Xperia S handsets.

Apparently, owners of the Xperia S in France are now available to download the firmware update, bringing a number of welcome upgrades to the device. These include the voice activated Google Now application, project butter for faster interface performance, redesigned qwerty keyboard and settings menus, and a host of aesthetic upgrades.

With the update now rolling out to Xperia S handsets in France, it is more than likely that the update will begin rolling out to handsets in other European markets including the UK in a matter of days. Finally, it looks like UK owners of the Sony Xperia S will not have much longer to wait until they receive the eagerly anticipated software update.