Here is some good news that owners of the Xperia SL, Xperia S and Xperia Acro S can look forward to. It’s all about a new Android Jelly Bean version 4.1 firmware update that Sony has come up with. However, with the above mentioned smartphones already running the particular Android version, the latest update deals with bug fixes as well as performance and maintenance issues.
The latest update brings with it some improved hardware functions which includes long press of the home button in order to launch Google Now. Similarly, a double press will launch the most recent applications. The volume ‘up’ button too will be fully responsive post the update.
Among the other improvements that the update promises to bring along include a more stable connection to 2G data networks, better battery times as well as more efficient heat dispersion. The update also allows for a more accurate depiction of the state of the battery, which is quite handy particularly when the battery is low on juice.
These apart, the update also eases out 1080p video recording and ensures that the third party app preference remain intact even after a reboot. The update also improves the white balance of the camera along with the functionality of the Quick Launch key.
Overall, these changes aren’t something too exciting or life changing, but are still welcome as it addresses a lot of issues that have been bothering users of these smartphones. The update is being made available over the air but specific release dates over a particular region could depend on the concerned network operator.
Meanwhile, an update to the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean no doubt would have been far more exciting. Sony though has ruled out the update at least for the time being though an earlier leak has mentioned the said update is being worked out for the Xperia S and Xperia SL.