Last Updated: April 26th, 2013

It's been a long time coming, guys – we've definitely seen our fair share of upset Xperia P owners who've been waiting for this update. But, the good news is that it's finally here, and the P is joined by the go and E Dual.

According to the Sony blog, the 4.1 update not only brings Jelly Bean, but also a slew of new enhancements that Sony has been working to "blend" with the OS. Among these new features, you'll find updated versions of WALKMAN, Album, and movies; a way to make your battery last longer with "Battery STAMINA Mode," a more customizable launcher, more home screens, and more. For more details on the new features, check out Sony's post.

The update is scheduled to start hitting devices this week and will "ramp up over this month and next." Better late than never.

On a related note, owners of Xperia S, SL, acro S, and ion should expect their Android 4.1 updates to start at the end of May.

Source: Sony Blog

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  • TrixzD

    The Xperia P and Go updates have already started today :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ricardo.Jorge.Steve Ricardo Steve

    Kind of ridiculous that they updated Xperia J with Jelly Bean but didn't include updated media apps, new launcher, new app tray, new stamina mode, nothing. They updated Xperia E which is the same SoC and specs and we Xperia J users are still the only ones not to get the new good stuff.

    I'm ashamed of Sony.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suryacaptor Surya Mohan

      that's y sony made this Late to release a better update for Xperia p & go, and later still more Better update with New features include for up coming Mentioned devices of 2012 Xperia smartphones! Sony want to make their User Interface Much better. in case of Xperia J, its quit same as Xperia E, here "j" got update Early,so it does matters about lacking of features!!

  • http://twitter.com/xyrer Xyrer the grey

    OH, right! and let the Xperia S (remember? the "flagship" phone?) have it's update on the end of May, and that's if they don't delay it AGAIN. Sony is a joke.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Ricardo.Jorge.Steve Ricardo Steve

      Really, they hired some sort of monkeys for developers.

    • Herman

      I can handle late updates.

      What I can't handle, however, is Sony assuring us the update will arrive in april, and now just telling us they lied and will have the update roll out only by the end of May. It's not just another week, it's more than a month later. And the Xperia P has it already, which wasn't even a flagship.

      That's it, I'm going to flash another Jelly Bean ROM to my Xperia S. I have never really liked ROMs over a month, but my phone is just getting sluggish now.

      • http://twitter.com/xyrer Xyrer not so white

        I'm testing slimbean (find it on XDA) and so far it's very smooth and stable.

        • Herman

          I haven't tried that one yet, but I do know that the one I'm using now is a great mixture of Xperia Z and Cyanogenmod Jelly Bean'ness!
          It's called UXP. They also have a stable version and it's much smoother than ICS!
          I'm glad I did this. Though when the official Jelly Bean from Sony arrives, and has most of the features of the Xperia Z, I'll reflash it to stock. I always prefer stock :)

          I added the link to the XDA thread:

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    On a related note, owners of Xperia S, SL, acro S, and ion should expect their Android 4.1 updates to start at the end of May.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suryacaptor Surya Mohan

    is it possible to update from Gingerbread to Jelly Bean, as my Xperia go is not made to update to ICS due to some issues i heard most commonly! so, can i update my Xperia Go 2.3 to 4.1??

  • rakesh

    will surely go will get jelly bean?

  • Basic

    good thing my xperia e(single sim) came with 4.1.

  • CODmw

    Hi guys, can anyone please tell me when the sony xperia T JellyBean update will be available on T-Mobile/EE network, Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/vjraone.pauli Raone Pauli
  • Jørgen H

    When will the JB update come for xperia active