Sony announced that it has started rolling out the maintenance release updates for few of its phones, including the Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia acro S. The main thing here was to address some issues users had with their phones after updating them to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The camera app has been updated to address an abnormality in the white balance, and smooth out (1080p) video recording, while minimizing lag. And the “Quick Launch” button functionality has been improved.
Moreover, Exchange Active Sync has been streamlined, particularly when running an encrypted set-up, connection stability for 2G network data has been boosted, and preferences for 3rd party apps will now remain even after reboot (which wasn’t a common problem, though).
Battery has also been addressed to economize power consumption and heat dispersion, while juice level notifications have been corrected (especially when running low).
Finally, long-press on the home key will now launch Google Now, while double-press will open Recent Apps. Plus, the volume “up” button is fully responsive…