Today, Sony announced via a blog post that it has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the first batch of Xperia devices, which includes the Xperia T and the Xperia V. The Xperia TX will get the update from sometime next month.
In addition to all the goodness that Google introduced in Android 4.1, Sony has also added a lot of new features including an enhanced suite of media apps (Walkman, Album and Movies), a new launcher, and an enhanced camera app.
The official change-log of the update from Sony is as follows -:
- Updated, more intuitive versions of Sony Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies
A slick, easy-on-the-eye library that lets you view and access all your snaps, videos and tunes in one place – not to mention the signature Sony audio and imaging tech that makes your content stand (and shout) out!
- Increased options for personalization
A revamped homescreen experience for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts… With up to 7 desktop panes, widgets that auto-resize and actionable notifications, you have complete flexibility to create the interface you want / need with a few simple touches!
- Improved app organization and search
Application tray sorting is that bit breezier – just press and hold on any app – move, add it to your desktop or create a folder within the tray by dropping it on top of another!
We’ve also added a new search function within the application tray that makes it easy to locate your local apps.
- Improved camera functionality
One for both the budding photographers and all-action snappers amongst us – we’ve added a more intuitive viewfinder with the addition of auto scene setting, and the option to switch between front and back camera with a single touch.
- Google Now
Combining the power of Google search and user profiling, Google Now helps you accomplish daily tasks more efficiently.
It brings you just the right info at just the right time – cards appear throughout the day as prompts or reminders, and appear as a notifications when they’re flagged as important! Now there’s no excuse to miss that all important meeting…
Once the update is available in your region, a notification will automatically pop-up on your Xperia handset. You can update the phone either via OTA or use Sony’s PC Companion software.