Xperia V Delayed to Deliver Jelly Bean Update Upon Launch

Sony France has said the Xperia V has been delayed in order to offer consumers the Jelly Bean update upon launch.

The company confirmed it's pushing back the launch of the 4.3-inch smartphone from the latter stages of 2012 to the end of January in order for the device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the start.

Previously, the Xperia V was due to launch with the 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, but consumers voiced their concerns on using an OS that is a year old.

In addition to the phone's delay, a small off-contract price cut has also been announced. The phone was originally set to be priced at €549, but it'll now retail for €529 ($704 to $678).

The Xperia V features a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a rear 13 megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera for video calling and a 1750mAh battery.

A total of 2.7 percent of Android devices run Jelly Bean, while Ice Cream Sandwich is installed on 25.8 percent of devices.


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  • ojas
    That's actually nice on Sony's part.

    Except that 4.2's out now....
  • Anonymous
    My Xperia X10 is the worst phone I've ever owned. It's worse than the first-gen BB Storm that it replaced, and it's even worse than non-smart phones, because it randomly shuts off, changes ringer volume when locked, and CONSTANTLY crashes when on a call. I would literally rather have a free monochrome screen flip phone, because at least then I wouldn't have to worry that my phone will ring at max volume in a meeting, or hang up on important calls, or SEND NONSENSE MESSAGES BY EMAIL AND FACEBOOK WHEN LOCKED!!!

    When this thing was new, the email client didn't work, the whole interface (Android 2.1) was slow as h*ll (despite the very nice hardware inside), opening the calendar would open a random day, and the battery lasted just barely a single day. I have no faith in the Xperia line after this disaster of a phone. Even worse, I could have gotten an iPhone 4 for almost the same price!!
  • Anonymous
    1 bad xperia and its the first android phone from them doesn't make the whole xperia line to have same trouble, I don't know what are you smoking but xperia phones are really stable, even my first x10 works flawlessly and I unlock the bootloader and installed android 4.0, it stil works till now without any trouble except for the camera, coz most custom firmware doesn't have good camera support but I can live with it since it could run most of newer applications. I've been using xperia arc for almost a year and never had any issue at all, now just upgraded to xperia s and it is totally stable. so does that make the phone bad? how about other brand, so every buyer have same experience with a product? I don't think so, some will have problem while others without an issue. so spreading bad things about this phone doesn't give you any trophy.