If you’re an owner of a Sony Xperia T or Xperia V you can look forward to getting an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean this month. However, if you rock an Xperia TX then you’ll have to wait until March, but at least you know it’s coming.
A few days ago we reported the Jelly Bean update to the Xperia T. In an announcement made on the official Sony blog the Japanese manufacturer has now laid out plans to start pushing out the Jelly Bean update this month.
Highlights include Google Now and the project butter GUI, as with every copy of Jelly Bean. However Sony has added some extra prettiness to the UI and apps, and the camera interface has had good old workover.
See the full list of enhancements below..
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.
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…
I particularly look forward to the application tray update which is (and I quote) “that little bit breezier”. Whoa Sony, I don’t think I can handle such a radical change!