Sony Xperia J Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out

It is raining Jelly Beans! If the Jelly Bean update for the AT&T One XL, the original RAZR MAXX and RAZR MAXX HD was not enough, Sony has started rolling out the update for its mid-range Xperia handset, the Xperia J.

The Xperia J sports a single-core Cortex-A5 processor from Qualcomm, an Adreno 200 GPU and 512MB of RAM. While the specs are nothing to boast about, Sony thinks they are enough to run Jelly Bean in all its Project Butter goodness on the handset. Other Jelly Bean goodness like Google Now, enhanced notification bar and speech-to-text are also present, along with improved stability and performance.

The update is slowly being rolled out by Sony all over the world, so might take some time before it becomes available in your region. You can update the handset either via OTA or by using Sony’s PC Companion application on your desktop.

It is quite ironic that Sony is rolling out the Jelly Bean update first for its mid-range to lower-end handsets, and not for its previous year first-half flagship handset, the Xperia S/SL. This update schedule will definitely not go down with current Xperia S owners, and potential Xperia Z buyers.

Sony Xperia J And Xperia Miro Launched In India

Along with the Xperia SL, Sony has also launched the mid-range Xperia J and Xperia Miro smartphones in India. Both the handsets are powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Sony Xperia J is a budget smartphone targeted at the emerging market of Asia including India. On the other hand, Xperia Miro is targeted at the Facebook users who spend most of their time updating status and getting connected with their friends on the go. It offers deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player for sharing and discovery.

Sony Xperia J:

Sony Xperia J features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, USB 2.0, up to 36 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 600 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Miro:

Sony Xperia Miro features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0, up to 36 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time and up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia J comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,399 (approx. $340), while Sony Xperia Miro is available for Rs.15,249 (approx. $280) in India.

Sony Unveils Two Ice Cream Sandwich Running Droids – Xperia V And Xperia J

In addition to its latest flagship Xperia handset, the Xperia T, Sony also announced two other Xperia handsets, the Xperia V and J. The Xperia V is a LTE compatible phone from the Japanese company, and will come with the highest level of water resistance possible in a smartphone.

The V is similar to the Xperia T except that it is meant for the United States. The specs of the V include a 4.3-inch HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Krait processor, 1GB of RAM, an Adreno 225 GPU, one-touch connectivity thanks to NFC, PlayStation Certified, a 13MP camera with FullHD (1080p) video recording, Clear audio+, MHL connectivity and much more.

The Xperia J is a budget-oriented Droid from the company that is aimed at emerging markets of Asia. The 9.2mm slim Xperia J packs in a 4-inch display with FWVGA resolution, a 5MP snapper in the back and a VGA camera in the front. Both the handsets will be running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box instead of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

The handsets will be available in a bunch of colors before the holiday season of 2012 kicks-in.