Another one bites the dust: Sony confirms no Jelly Bean for Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro

Another one bites the dust: Sony confirms no Jelly Bean for Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro

It’s a sad day for Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro users, as Sony UK has revealed via some Facebook comments that neither device will be getting any Android 4.1 love. This is the first that we’ve heard from Sony in regards to Jelly Bean updates, and it doesn’t look good for the rest of the 2011 Xperia lineup. The Arc S had the highest specs of the line, so it’s safe to assume that if Jelly Bean isn’t coming to (arguably) the best device of the set, none of the others will see it either. It’s really a shame, as there were some nice devices that came from Sony in 2011.

It’s likely that Sony will update the 2012 Xperia line, although we haven’t heard anything to suggest such an update. Sony might want to think about releasing an update schedule fairly soon, as not many OEMs have announced Jelly Bean update plans yet. The photos below show the Sony UK Facebook account comments, which are admittedly a bit saddening to read.

No word from Sony on any other devices, but we hope to get a full list of which devices made (or didn’t make) the cut soon. More on this as it develops.

So, do we have any Xperia Arc S or Xperia Mini Pro users out there that are disappointed by this news? Sound off in the comments!

Source Xperia Blog


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  1. toast
    July 27, 21:11 Reply

    this is exactly why I’m not buying another android. Apple does updates *way* better

  2. roiji Mikagami
    July 27, 22:51 Reply

    The software included when you buy a Sony phone is the best experience it will have if you buy a low-end phone like the Mini Pro.

    I had the best experience with my Mini Pro until I upgraded it to ICS. Then it became very slugish and the camera is now close to being unusable because it cannot focus like before. I can’t play Temple Run anymore.
    Upgrading to ICS (from GB) didn’t add to the experience of the low-end phone. The ICS upgrade was available just to satisfy those stupid people asking for it.
    Sony phones just work out of the box. No need to update.

  3. wanxuan
    July 29, 01:24 Reply

    When is Jelly Bean gonna be released ?

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