Sony’s official communication around the timing of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia S (LT26i) is that it will arrive from the end of this month. However, Sony Mobile Russia SMM representative Dmitry Lazarev has commented on Twitter that it may not appear until the second half of June.
He goes on to say that there is no specific reason for the delay and that the “firmware is actually ready and actively tested. You will like it.” (translated) However, to keep hope for an earlier release, he does say in a later tweet that he cannot rule out the firmware arriving earlier. Let’s hope there is no delay and that we see Jelly Bean arrive for Xperia S users by the end of the month.
Update: Dmitry has been in touch with us to clarify the comments made. He wanted to emphasise that his comments were based on personal opinion rather than receiving any official word from Sony Mobile Russia. Sony Mobile has officially talked about a late May release for the Xperia S Jelly Bean release and we have no reason to believe there will be any further delay at this stage.
@kostyasha890 нет. Скорее всего – вторая половина июня
— Dmitry Lazarev (@dmitrylazarev) May 20, 2013