Sony Shoots-Down Chances Of Jelly Bean For Last Year’s Androids

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We’re still waiting to hear from many Android manufacturers about their official plans for bringing Jelly Bean to existing handsets. From a technical perspective, it’s seemed like Jelly Bean should be a possibility for phones that are able to run Ice Cream Sandwich without issue, but just because something’s technically possible doesn’t mean an update’s guaranteed. Sony has yet to provide a complete account of the update prospects for all its Android models, but statements made on the company’s UK Facebook account aren’t painting a very hopeful picture of Jelly Bean coming to any 2011 Sony Androids.

Specifically, the company is saying that Jelly Bean won’t be released for the Xperia Arc S nor the Mini Pro. While that leaves plenty of models unaccounted for, there aren’t any from last year that have superior hardware, so it’s probably safe to say that Jelly Bean’s a wash for all them, as well.

Even for recently-released models, Sony is being coy; it claims to have “nothing to announce” regarding Jelly Bean on the Xperia S. We’d imagine the phone’s chances for seeing an official release are quite high, but there’s no telling just how long Sony might end up making those owners wait.

Source: Sony (Facebook)
Via: Xperia Blog

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!