It appears that whilst Sony has made great steps to ensure that their 2011 line of Xperia handsets will get Ice Cream Sandwich(except you Xperia Play) the news is not so good for getting Jelly Bean on your 2011 model Xperia Handset. John Cooper the UK Product Manager for Sony Mobile, has been answering people via the Sony UK Facebook page and has confirmed 2 phones definitely won’t be getting Jelly Bean, the 2 unfortunate models confirmed so far are the Xperia Arc S and the Xperia Mini Pro. As the Xperia blog points out if the Xperia Arc S cannot get the upgrade and it was one of the highest specced phones from that range then the news does not look good for the rest of the range.
He does go on in the post to specify that they have nothing to announce for the Xperia S which is expected as it’s from their 2012 lineup but hopefully we will see a more positive update on Jelly Bean in the near future from a company that is still announcing and releasing phones running Gingerbread. We’ll be keeping a sharp eye out on the Xperia blog to bring you any further updates as they’re announced, but this is pretty disappointing at this stage.