Apr 24th, 2013

Sony said they had some exciting OTA update news coming when it announced the Xperia Z would get AOSP support, and that news is finally here. The Japanese OEM announced that the Jelly Bean rollout for the Sony Xperia P, Sony Xperia Go, and Sony Xperia E Dual would begin today. The update is going out in staggered fashion, of course, and Sony says things will ramp up over the course of the next month.

One small caveat exists for Xperia Go users — you’ll need to use the PC Companion or Bridge for Mac apps to get the upgrade for your particular device. The others will be able to get ther upgrades via an over-the-air process, though, so just hit the settings menu up and check for it there.

Alongside the typical goods that come with Jelly Bean, including Google Now, expanded notifications, and more, the upgrades will bring updates to  the WALKMAN, Album, and Movies apps, add Battery STAMINA mode for longer battery life, improve the application drawer, a revamped home-screen with new widgets and up to 7 panes, and more.

Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten, Sony did promise some update news for those owning the Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion and Xperia acro S. Unfortunately your day hasn’t come today, but Sony’s confirmed Jelly Bean upgrades for those devices will begin starting at the end of May. We know Sony’s very vocal (yet loyal) crowd is tough to please, but at least a few more of them will be happy to hear this news.

[via Sony]