Sony Mobile has today certified firmware version 6.2.B.1.96 for the Xperia S (LT26i) and Xperia SL (LT26ii). This is the same build number, from which a screenshot recently leaked. The fact that it has been certified today could mean it ends up rolling out by the end of this month.
The update is said to bring a number of bug fixes (1080p video recording, volume up bug, 2G data issues) amongst other improvements. You will also be able to long press the home button to activate Google Now. We’ll bring you more news once the update starts seeding.
Update: The firmware has also been certified for the Sony Xperia acro S.
Thanks Aaron and Deki!