Here is a good and bad news combo for owners of the Sony Xperia S who might have been eagerly awaiting the Android 4.2.2 update for their device. To deal with the bad news first, the said update is nowhere in sight, at least for now. And the good news is that the Android 4.2.2 update has been pushed back in favor of another dose of Android 4.2.1 which Sony claims has been done to take care of the bugs that has been bothering Xperia S users for long. Apart from the Xperia S, other device that Sony has had said will benefit the Android Jelly Bean bug fix update include the Xperia SL, and Xperia Acro S.
Sony has be among the first of the big name companies to come up with the list of devices that will be provided with the Android 4.3 update within just hours of Google launching the latest Android version. Unfortunately, the Xperia S which was launched in 2012 failed to make it to that list. The device which started out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich got upgraded to Android Jelly Bean version 4.1.
However, things were far from being peaceful with the device ever since the update. Since the upgrade to the first iteration of Android Jelly Bean might have introduced the Xperia S to some great new features but it also did come with some other issues as well. Among the issues that the Android Jelly Bean version 4.1 update brought with it include Wi Fi as well as GPS not functioning as desired. It also came with UI issues mainly in the camera app, some problem with the volume keys which at times refused to function along with the battery which would drain off even with the STAMINA mode invoked. Issues with Bluetooth have also been reported.
Overall, the issues were so many that Sony was forced to come up with a fix within just weeks of its release of the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update. Although it was not been able to do away with all the bugs, it was successful to a large extent. However, Sony didn’t reveal exactly when it intends to release the update and then proceed towards launching the Android 4.2.2 update post that.
Meanwhile, Sony has stated it will be releasing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia SP, and Xperia ZR. The Xperia Tablet Z as well as the freshly launched Xperia Z Ultra big screen smartphone too feature in the list.