Sony has revealed that its 2011 Xperia lineup is on a trial phase for an upgrade to Jelly Bean.
To clarify on-going reports regarding the Android 4.1 upgrade suspension of its 2011 Xperia line-up, Sony claimed that the company is currently on its testing phase for an attempt to bury Jelly Bean in its older smartphones.
In a Facebook post last week by a Sony spokesperson, it unveiled that the company would not be benefiting Google’s most recent Andorid OS with its 2011-released smartphones, including the Xperia Mini Pro and Xperia Arc S.
Nevertheless, Sony has now made things clear that it was mistakenly put forward, and revealed that its engineers are in the works of testing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on 2011 Xperia handsets.
“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,” the firm clarified.
“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.”
Sony has yet to confirm if its older smartphones will be getting the upgrades, but it is definitely looking on a brighter side compared to its comments on the previous week.
During the Google I/O 2012 conference last month, the search giant touted several features of Jelly Bean, including a smoother user interface, the inclusion of Project Butter, Google Now, and deeper Google Play integration.