Good news and bad news from Sony today. The good news is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is coming to its latest range of Xperia handsets. The bad news: it won’t be here until 2013.

Writing on its official blog, Sony Mobile confirmed that the Sony Xperia T, Sony Xperia TX and Sony Xperia V will all be privy to the Jelly Bean update. However, this update won’t be available until mid-2013. It means the three handsets will all arrive running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Likewise, the current portfolio of Xperia devices unveiled this year – the Sony Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J – will all be upgradeable, though Sony has refused to put a timeframe on when this will happen. 

Sony Xperia handsets launched in 2011 will remain on Ice Cream Sandwich, because Sony cannot guarantee that an upgrade to Jelly Bean would not cause software issues.

Samsung recently announced that a Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III would be rolled out shortly, though this has irked some after it was revealed customers who purchased the device from operator Three could get the update now. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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