Sony Xperia J receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update

sony-xperia-jSony Xperia J users are reporting that they are receiving the  software update. Sony has still to officially announce the release but the update is arriving OTA (over-the-air) for some users. If you haven't received an update notification, you can manually check by connecting your handset to the Sony Companion software on your computer.

The update is around 392MB in size and should take some time to install. Users are advised to make sure that battery is fully charged and that they are connected to Wi-Fi before attempting to update. The update will bring you Android 4.1.2 along with performance enhancements of Project Butter, Google Now and the enhanced notifications page along with the other security and feature enhancements from Jelly Bean.

Its refreshing to see Sony update what we consider an entry level Android handset, when much more capable devices are generally left in the cold. While the Xperia J features a generous 4 inch display, its powered by a 1GHz single core processor with 512MB of RAM. Devices with better specifications that the Xperia J have been overlooked even when updating to Ice Cream Sandwich. In fact we have even seen capable Sony handsets chug under the stress of running Ice Cream Sandwich.

In any case we are glad to see Jelly Bean released for this handset and it gives us hope that Android has come a long way in being optimized to run on low powered handsets. Once you have installed Android 4.1.2 on your Sony Xperia J and restored all your apps, please leave us a comment and share your experience with us on how smoothly it runs on your device.

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