Sony Mobile has begun rolling out Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to its Xperia-branded smartphones, promising improved performance as well as new and upgraded applications and features.
HTC revealed it will not update devices with 512MB RAM or less to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, citing user experience concerns.
LG Electronics and Google officially announced the Nexus 4, the LG-made device that is the latest in Google's series of "lead" Nexus-branded gadgets showcasing the newest Android software. Google also unveiled the Nexus 10 tablet as well as an update to the original Nexus 7.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit has identified 13 different smartphones that will not upgrade to Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Consumers who purchased one of those devices will receive a $100 rebate when they trade up to a select new Motorola model.
Sony Mobile has pledged to update all of its 2012 Xperia branded smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, but said the upgrade will not extend to Xperia models produced prior to this year.
LG Electronics announced plans to update a number of devices in its Optimus smartphone line to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Verizon Wireless is updating its Galaxy Nexus smartphone to run Google's new Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean operating system.
Sprint Nextel is updating its Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G devices to run Google's new Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Sony Mobile is denying reports it has decided against upgrading smartphones including the Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro to run Google's new Android 4.1 operating system (a.k.a. Jelly Bean), stating it is exploring updates for all devices in its portfolio.
HTC has confirmed it plans to upgrade a number of smartphones to run Google's new Android 4.1 mobile operating system update.