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Sony is firing off Jelly Bean updates for a few handsets this week, starting with the Xperia T and V, with the TX to receive its Android 4.1 update in March. This conforms with the statement Sony issued previously about updates to these devices, back in December. Here's what Sony says is contained in the update:

  • Updated, more intuitive versions of Sony Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies

A slick, easy-on-the-eye library that lets you view and access all your snaps, videos and tunes in one place – not to mention the signature Sony audio and imaging tech that makes your content stand (and shout) out!

  • Increased options for personalization

A revamped homescreen experience for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts… With up to 7 desktop panes, widgets that auto-resize and actionable notifications, you have complete flexibility to create the interface you want / need with a few simple touches!

  • Improved app organization and search

Application tray sorting is that bit breezier – just press and hold on any app – move, add it to your desktop or create a folder within the tray by dropping it on top of another!

We’ve also added a new search function within the application tray that makes it easy to locate your local apps.

  • Improved camera functionality

One for both the budding photographers and all-action snappers amongst us – we’ve added a more intuitive viewfinder with the addition of auto scene setting, and the option to switch between front and back camera with a single touch.

  • Google Now

Combining the power of Google search and user profiling, Google Now helps you accomplish daily tasks more efficiently.

It brings you just the right info at just the right time – cards appear throughout the day as prompts or reminders, and appear as a notifications when they’re flagged as important! Now there’s no excuse to miss that all important meeting…

Again, the update for Xperia T and V handsets should be starting this week, while the TX will have to wait another month for its taste of Jelly Bean. To be clear, this rollout does not affect the American Xperia TL, which will likely be receiving Jelly Bean at a later date.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Danny Holyoake

    I hope the Xperia P gets the promised update.

  • Xperia S User

    Fcuk you SONY from all Xperia S users ;)

    • RB

      You'll get JB too, hell, you'll get a more recent update than the VZW Gnex, you have nothing to complain about.

  • Thx84

    I don't get why you keep hating on Sony on your podcast. Sony's doing the right thing and there is good developers' support for 2011 and 2012 Sony devices. If I cannot pick the Xperia Z because of the price, I'll just have the T or the V because I'm really happy about my two year old Xperia phone.

    • m sacha

      David Ruddock is a troll. He brings the quality of this website waaaaay down

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      I just love to hate Sony, what can I say? And Samsung. And HTC. And LG. And Motorola. And ASUS. And Acer.

      I give Sony their fair share, but If you think I single them out for criticism before others, you're sorely mistaken.

      • Thx84

        Well while I'm certainly not saying you're a troll, I noticed that on the AP podcast you guys often laugh whenever Sony comes up. No hard feelings though , I'll keep listening to the podcast and signing the praises of the new Sony Mobile.

  • fixxmyhead

    do not buy sony there always behind. how is it that samsung can bring out the note 2 with JB out of the box MONTHS ago and these bozos are barely delivering and its not even 4.2 if it was 4.2 that would of been better but its not

    • http://www.facebook.com/walter.lille Walter Van Lille

      Is the phone OS stable? Is the battery life on par? Does it have usefull apps and support for downloadable usefull apps? Is the build quality and styling good? These are all the questions that you should be asking yourself, not "when can I add another .1 to my current .1." i think people are missing all the important questions when it comes to smart phones.

      • fixxmyhead

        yea but thats a given we're here cuz we want the latest updates. if your just an average consumer go ahead and buy it but us fanatics need the latest or second latest whatever we can get

        • http://www.facebook.com/walter.lille Walter Van Lille

          Hmm.. I can understand that..

  • paxmos

    Got mine tonight...Pretty good.

    • Mathaus Wegert

      I glad you like it! Sucks cuz the TL is pretty much the same device, yet they put it off... Oh well, suppose patience is a virtue.

      • paxmos

        I guess AT&T has to approve it first....