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Sony Xperia S finally gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade… in France

Sony Xperia S

It’s been a nightmarish past couple of weeks for Sony Xperia S users, who’ve been sent all the wrong Android 4.1-related signals more than once. Most recently, Sony’s French branch announced on Twitter that the Jelly Bean deployment was to commence, although nobody saw any factual evidence supporting this ghostlike software update rollout.

But it appears the nightmare is finally over. The folks over at Xperia Blog have received screenshots proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that Android 4.1.2 has started rolling out to the French Xperia S.

We’re unsure if the upgrade is available only via Sony’s PC Companion as of yet or can also be pulled OTA (over-the-air), but just to be sure, you should try both. Of course, if you happen to live in France, because we’re guessing the update is yet to make its way outside of the country’s borders.


It should come though to everybody in a matter of weeks and at that point peace will finally be reinstated and all will be well in Android land. Well, at least until you’ll all start screaming and kicking and asking for a 4.2 bump.

For now, let’s mention the 4.1’s firmware build is version 6.2.B.0.200, which just happens to fit nicely with the leaked image from a few days ago. We have no idea how much the software pack weighs, but for safety reasons be sure to connect to Wi-Fi before trying to automatically update, have your battery above the 50% mark and at least 500 MB of free storage space.

And if you’re still left waiting for 4.1, try to think happy thoughts. Like Google Now support. Or Project Butter performance enhancements. Those are just two of the goodies that await for you on the other side of the JB upgrade.

Via [Xperia Blog]

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