News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday February 07, 2013.
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Sony Mobile has begun its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update of the Sony Xperia T and Xperia V smartphones, beginning the company's planned rollout of Android 4.1 for smartphones released in 2012. Though the Xperia TX won't receive the firmware upgrade until next month, the Xperia T and Xperia V devices are being updated beginning this week. More information for specific models will be available at www.sonymobile.com/update, but customers can also look for a notification to appear on their phone at some point this week or next.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will dramatically improve the performance of the Xperia smartphones. The phone has improvements for navigation and battery management thanks to upgrades made to Android 4.1, and the following features will be added to the phone's software:
- New music, photo, and video apps that improve media consumption. Walkman, Album, and Movies were among my favorite features in my Xperia TL review, so users should be happy to have the new option.
- A new home screen that can auto-adjust widgets and apps, expanded notifications that can provide direct shortcuts or additional information, and more themes and customization options.
- Improved sorting in the app drawer.
- Improved Camera app with a new viewfinder, auto scene, and a one-tap button to switch between the front and rear cameras.
- Google Now delivers fast voice search, limited voice commands, and intelligent presentation of search based on previous activities, flight schedules, delivery confirmations, favorite sports teams, and much more.source: Sony
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.