Well, well, what do we have here? Looks like the official phone of skyfall, Sony Xperia TL, has had the honour of having the companionship of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update! Not just Xperia TL but Sony Xperia J too. Those who don’t know about this device, it has a 4.6 inches 720p display with 1080 x 720 screen resolution , a 13 megapixels rear camera, a front facing camera capable of capturing 720p video, built in NFC and running on the powerful Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine, packed with 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor. It was previously on an Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and the promise of a Jelly Bean update post launch has just been fulfilled and that is what this post is about!
How, What and When?
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update hide n seek game (process) began earlier this month, in fact since the very beginning of March, for the AT&T Sony Xperia TL. The main reason was that the Jelly Bean update was only available through the PC Companion desktop app, which has changed from today as Sony Xperia TL is up and about with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Well the carrier announced the welcome news this morning for Sony Xperia TL, while the company made its own announcement for the Sony Xperia J. This news has been honey since it came with many ‘wow’ features.
The update includes new and improved notifications, overall improved bug fixes and obviously improved speed! From what we know from AT&T is that users can scroll on to Menu, then Settings, About phone and finally Software update to get them rolling in the Jelly Bean pool of awesomeness, once you reach the Holy Grail all you’ve got to do is to follow the on screen prompts. The thing to make sure here is that you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or some internet connection for that matter.
One thing we’ll like to point out here is that Jelly Bean brings to the table some pretty good improvements when it comes to notifications. With this magic wand-OS you will be able to see full text or full image of SMS or MMS messages respectively. Moreover, you’ll be able to take action from the notification like open the app, dismiss or snooze it. Furthermore, AT&T has been even nicer to give users access to its DriveMode, the app that is specially designed for people who can’t stop texting even while driving, what it does is simple, it stops the texting. It starts running when vehicle speed reaches 25 MPH and limits the functions that can be used while the vehicle is in motion. Get it already?
The Sony Xperia TL came out in October last year and is famously known for its role as James Bond phone in Skyfall (lucky phone!). Anyhow, the mid-range, sporting a 4 inches display screen, Xperia J doesn’t have the similar fame as its counterpart and is mostly left in the dark. That’s all for now folks!