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Sony Mobile Starts Rolling Out Android OS Upgrades for Xperia Owners

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Sony Mobile has confirmed that it is starting to roll out another series of Android OS upgrades for existing smartphone users.

The next Sony software rollout for Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia Edual is starting this week and will ramp up over this month and next.

The new software brings Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean", along with a number of different and improved Sony features.

The additional Sony software includes newer versions of Sony Media apps: Walkman, Album and Movies.

A new battery Stamina Mode lets the smartphone knows when the screen is off and shuts down the draining apps, and then instantly starts them up again when the screen is back on.

They've also added a new search function within the application tray that makes it easier to locate your favourite apps.

Fionally, a revamped homescreen for handling widgets, apps and shortcuts supporting upto 7 separate panes.

In some cases - particularly for Xperia go users - the upgrade is only accessible via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac due to the size of some software packages, and these users will only receive an in-phone notification if running Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion and Xperia acro S are next in line to start receiving Sony's Android 4.1 software from the end of May.

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