Last Updated: April 26th, 2013

Owners of Sony's Xperia Tablet S, it's time to get excited. Sony just announced that Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1 in this case) will hit its production servers tomorrow morning between 9AM and 10AM PST, which means an OTA is on its way.


The update will be available in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, though it will apparently be rolling out in stages across the various locations.

The full changelog has yet to be published, but Sony notes that it should be available on its Xperia Tablet S eSupport page once the build hits the update servers.

via Sony Forums

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  • Steve Green

    Should be 4.2.1 at least.
    Why do these vendors insist on being so far behind?

    • tylerbrainerd

      In this case, it's very simple. Sony Electronics has a small team and minimal time and budget. Now, Sony Mobile is taking over all of their android development, and things should pick up on future devices.

      And they had a good start on 4.1. Switching to 4.2 would require dropping a lot of work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=819969217 Sam Nalty

    bottom left corner? :s

  • Ambroos

    Remember that this'll be the last Android device from the Sony Electronics team, this got delayed by a lot because it was maintained by a minimum amount of employees.

    Since the Sony Ericsson buyout all mobile devices (phones and tablets) are now handled by Sony Mobile - the first tablet being the Xperia Tablet Z, based on a Qualcomm platform. Since Sony Mobile doesn't have any experience with Tegra's or the older tablets they're leaving that support to Sony Electronics. It's also why you're reading this on the US forums first, Sony Mobile still prioretizes on the EU and Japan.

    So not to worry, on the Xperia Tablet Z and later devices updates will arrive much faster :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

      Thank you for posting this! Somebody else who gets that the Xperia Tablet Z is made by the Sony Mobile team, and thus future Sony tablets will be awesome! :D

      • tylerbrainerd

        Having had both the Tablet S and now the Xperia Tablet S, even the past ones were awesome, although lagging on updates.

        • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

          Yeah I love my Tablet S; unfortunately it's stuck on ICS so it's slow and stuff, and still occasionally shuts off randomly. Wanna see how the Xperia Tablet Z fares when it comes out; it looks awesome!

          • tylerbrainerd


  • http://www.facebook.com/silviu.mirica Silviu Mirica

    very nice but flash player doesnt work any more.......just perfect!!!!! no videos, no games...on web...good work

    • http://profiles.google.com/zandmstudios Steven Zang

      This is not Sony's fault...Flash stopped being supported from 4.1 on.

      Almost all websites now support HTML5 video. And I didn't know anyone actually played Flash games in the browser on Android -_- Most Flash games have Android native equivalents.