Last Updated: April 22nd, 2013

Ice Cream Sandwich may have been good enough for James Bond, but the Android die-hards who nabbed Sony's Xperia TL on AT&T want more. And by "more," we mean "an update to a newer version of Android." Fortunately, that's finally available.

Update: Looks like AT&T just started pushing the update over-the-air if you don't want to deal with flashing it manually. Head into Settings > About Phone > Software update to grab it.

The newest build available for the handset is v9.1.F.1.120, and brings Android 4.1.2 to the mix. The full changelog includes better Sony apps, an improved launcher and camera, and a more organized app tray. Hoorah.


  • Updated, more intuitive versions of Sony Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies
    Lets you view and access all your photos, videos and tunes in one place.
  • Increased options for personalization
    A revamped home screen 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
    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. Click here to know even more.

You can grab the update now via Sony's PC Companion for Windows or Bridge software for Mac. Head here to grab the downloads, as well as installation instructions.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    For Sony - and especially AT&T - this is a relatively quick turnaround for an OS update. Definitely curious to see how JB improves this phone's performance.

  • Paul

    I gave this phone to my wife while her Captivate Glide is in the shop. I was hoping to get her to like Sony. This is a slick phone. But she doesn't like it :-( Especially the battery life. Maybe this upgrade will change her mind. I really want to show Sony Mobile some love thanks to their contributions to AOSP and Cyanogenmod. They've shown a coolness factor the likes other Mobile companies haven't shown.

  • Hoober

    and no update for the htc one x...good job at&t...