Sony has been pretty transparent when it comes to updating its Xperia smartphone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the Xperia TX is the latest to get such treatment. Starting today, the Jelly Bean update will begin rolling out to the device, providing one of the latest versions of the Android OS, as well as a handful of updated Sony-made applications.
In addition to all the great new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Sony has been hard at work cooking up the following in its latest update:
- Updated, more intuitive versions of Sony Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies
A slick, easy-on-the-eye library that lets you view and access all your snaps, videos and tunes in one place – not to mention the signature Sony audio and imaging tech that makes your content stand (and shout) out!
- Increased options for personalization
A revamped homescreen experience for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts… With up to 7 desktop panes, widgets that auto-resize and actionable notifications, you have complete flexibility to create the interface you want / need with a few simple touches!
- Improved app organization and search
Application tray sorting is that bit breezier – just press and hold on any app – move, add it to your desktop or create a folder within the tray by dropping it on top of another!
We’ve also added a new search function within the application tray that makes it easy to locate your local apps.
- Improved camera functionality
One for both the budding photographers and all-action snappers amongst us – we’ve added a more intuitive viewfinder with the addition of auto scene setting, and the option to switch between front and back camera with a single touch.
We’ve spent some time with Sony’s latest flagship device, the Xperia Z, and it’s pretty easy to see that the UI is miles better than what was offered up on devices like the Xperia X10.
For more information on the update or to see when your Xperia device is getting updated to Jelly Bean, hit up Sony Mobile’s Blog in the links below!