Released back in June 2012, Sony’s Xperia ion looked to have everything going for it, save for one tiny, but very important detail – it came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in tow. 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was all the rage back then, but to make matters worse for the 4.5-incher, 4.1 Jelly Bean was launched soon enough.
And while Sony rolled out the ICS update for the Xperia ion last fall, the phone was still one step behind its times. And then again two, as 4.2 Jelly Bean was introduced. Thankfully, the ion owners’ nightmare seems to be nearing an end, with JB now buttering up the device.
The new software pack is not 4.2 Jelly Bean, but 4.1.2, which is technically still not the cream of the crop in terms of Android versions. But it’s close enough, plus we all know the differences between 4.1 and 4.2 are minor.
If you’re one of the Xperia ion adopters brought to the verge of desperation by Sony’s sluggish updating process, you should know that 4.1 is not rolling out OTA (over-the-air). Instead, you’ll have to pull the update manually via the PC companion software. Yet another inconvenience, but who cares anymore? The Xperia ion is officially a Jelly Beaner and that’s all that counts.
<Source: Android Central>