The Xperia line-up of smartphones from Sony may get an upgrade
to the latest version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, the company
This is despite a spokesperson for the company claiming last
week that the 2011 range of phones in the brand - such as the Arc S
and Mini Pro - would not get such an update.
However, Sony has now stated this information was an error and
the firm is in fact testing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for all of its
While it stated it is "actively investigating" the best way of
implemented Jelly Bean in its handsets, in the meantime it
confirmed all Xperia S and 2011 Xperia phones should receive the
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as planned.
It comes as figures from Google reveal the Ice Cream Sandwich
version of the operating system is gaining ground, with 15.9 per
cent of Android devices now carrying this build.
The 2.3 Gingerbread version is still the most common, installed
on over 60 per cent of gadgets, while the start of the Jelly Bean
rollout has seen the latest version make a first appearance on the
chart, at 0.8 per cent of devices.
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