Sony acro S
Sony today announced the launch of a pilot program called my Xperia. The pilot is testing a new service from Sony that can be used by smartphones owners to find or secure lost/stolen devices. The service requires owners of Sony's Xperia smartphones to download a small application and sign in with their Google ID. Once set up, my Xperia can be used to locate a smartphone on a map, sound an alert, flash contact details on the screen, lock the phone, or erase the data on both the internal storage and external SD card. The trial is launching in Nordic countries on the Acro S first, and will be made available to other Android 4.0 devices over time. Sony said it plans to roll the service out to all Xperia users during the second quarter.
Sony today provided an update to its Jelly Bean distribution timeline. According to Sony, the Xperia T, TX, and V will receive Android 4.1 in February and March as planned. The Xperia P and J will also receive Jelly Bean in March. The Xperia S, SL, ion, and acro S will get Jelly Bean in late March or early April. Last, Sony said the Xperia U, miro, tipo, and sola won't be updated beyond Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sony Mobile today revealed a list of its devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Sony, the bulk of its 2012 Xperia lineup will receive Jelly Bean, including the Xperia T, TX, and V. These devices will begin to receive Jelly Bean during the middle of the first quarter of 2013. Other devices slated for Jelly Bean include the Xperia S, acro S, ion, P, go, and Xperia J. Sony will provide more information with respect to the timing of the Jelly Bean update for this second list of phones at a later date. Most of Sony's 2011 devices will be updated as far as Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwhich, but not Jelly Bean.