A Sony Xperia smartphone. (Photo : Sony)
Rest easy owners of Sony's Xperia phones from 2011. Looks like you won't be ignored in the upcoming wave of Jelly Bean updates after all. Sony redacted an earlier statement made on Facebook that made it seem like 2011 Xperia smartphones were not being considered for an update to the latest version of Android.
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In a post on the Sony Xperia Product Blog, the company said it was pursuing a Jelly Bean update.
A quick note - during a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned.
As always, feel free to drop a question below and keep your eyes fixed on the blog, as we'll be bringing you more on our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia P and other 2012 Xperia smartphones over the next couple of weeks."
Google's latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, has only recently come out, and the nature of open-source, tailor-made software means that it will take some time before manufacturers make the upgrade available for their devices. The last version of Android was released in 2011 and is still only available on 10 percent of Android devices.
LatinosPost has previously reported on the latest announcements concerning Jelly Bean dates, and you can all the info here.