By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 13, 2013 10:22 AM EDT
The Sony Xperia TL and Sony Xperia J are finally getting a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on AT&T and Sprint in the U.S.
AT&T announced that an update to Jelly Bean is already available for its Sony Xperia TL users, while Sprint said it started rolling out the upgrade for the Sony Xperia J handset.
The upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with a slew of new features, including better battery life management capabilities and improved notifications.
"Notable new features include: Quick Settings, giving you easier access to customization options and Sony Select, the second iteration of our 'Recommender' that features our weekly picks of killer apps, games and music," explains a post on the Sony Mobile blog.
"As soon as the new software is available for your device, you'll receive a notification in your phone. In most cases you'll have the option to download an update over-the-air, but in some instances the software package may only be accessible via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac," adds the post, referring to the Sony Xperia J upgrade to Jelly Bean.
Xperia TL users on AT&T's network can grab the update for their handset by connecting to Wi-Fi and selecting Applications > Settings > About Phone > Software update. From there on, on-screen instructions will guide users through the upgrade process.
With the new update, Sony Xperia TL users will also gain access to AT&T's DriveMode, an app that aims to help reduce texting and driving incidents, AT&T senior product marketing manager Shayan Rezvani said in a company blog post on Tuesday, March 12.
"The app can be set up to automatically send a customizable reply to incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving at 25mph or greater. The auto-reply message is similar to an 'out-of-office alert' and can reply to texts, emails and wireless callers letting your friends know that you are driving and unable to respond," details the AT&T blog post.
The Android Jelly Bean upgrade reached several devices in the past few days, including AT&T's version of the HTC One X and Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. AT&T promised to roll out Jelly Bean to more devices "in the coming months."
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