By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 11, 2013 11:08 AM EDT
Sony's recently released Xperia Z is rumored to receive the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in late March 2013. Meanwhile, Sony has already released Android 4.1.2 update to Xperia J, a mid-range phone from the same series.
A screenshot of the 4.2.2 version update for Xperia Z or C6603 has been leaked by Xperiablog, indicating that the update is not far away. The anonymous tipster who delivered the screenshots to the tech website has also dropped a few details about the update. According to the report, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update will have firmware version 11.1.A.1.450. However, as the tipster explains, this is the beta version, so one should expect the firmware version number to be in the form of 11.1.A.X.XXX by the time it is released.
The update will use a new 3.6 kernel instead of the 3.4 kernel of the old Android 4.1.2 firmware. The official release of Android 4.2.2 update for Xperia Z is set to take place at the end of March in Europe, the source said. While such a fast update would be a great news for Xperia Z owners, the news should be taken with a healthy pinch of salt, as none of these carry an official confirmation. The device comes with a 5-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM onboard and an Adreno 320 chip for processing graphics.
However, what is official is the rollout of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Xperia J, making it the latest in the series of Sony devices to receive this Android version, after Xperia V, Xperia T and Xperia TL. Users should be aware of the fact that the update is being released in phases, so if your device is yet to receive the update notification, it's advised you wait for a few days. That being said, you can always perform a manual update yourself.
As Android 4.1.2 update brings the firmware on the Xperia J handset to versions 11.2.A0.21.The device will receive a range of new features including the known delights such as Google Now, Project Butter and more.
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