Sony 4.1.2 updateIn a continuation of their commitment to granting the majority of their 2012 handsets with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Sony have now started the release of the update for the Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia Go.

Both the upper mid-range device and the popular tough phone will receive updates which will likely have to be downloaded by Sony’s PC Companion software. Android Central state that these updates should hit users from Saturday and will take place in stages, eventually reaching all devices hopefully before the end of May.

Just as with the update to the likes of the Xperia T, new features contained in 4.1.2 include the new Walkman, Album and Movies apps as well as the extremely useful STAMINA battery mode, which on the current Xperia Z flagship is quoted as extended battery life by up to four times. More traditional features of Jelly Bean appear too, such as Google Now search assistance.

Next on the rollout list is said to be the 2012 debut flagship; the Sony Xperia S.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features

We'll keep this piece updated with information on Jelly Bean's arrival on other smartphones.

Check update availability by brand:

Jelly Beans

Asus

Asus and Jelly Bean are closely tied, the Nexus 7 by Asus is the first Android device to sport Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the box, but what about the company’s other products?

Asus

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 - Jelly Bean rumoured, no confirmed availability

Asus Padfone - Jelly Bean 4.1 has been available since early-February

Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101 - Jelly Bean rumoured, no confirmed availability

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 - Jelly Bean 4.2 has been available since early-March

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Google Nexus 7 by Asus - Runs 4.1 Jelly Bean from launch (4.2 seeding as of 13th November)

HTC

HTC kicked this year off with some impressive ICS devices in the form of the One Series, but talk of Jelly Bean has been quiet until recently, with only a handful of their current flock expected to move up.

HTC

HTC Sensation - No confirmed availability

HTC Evo 3D - No confirmed availability

HTC Sensation XE - No confirmed availability

HTC Rhyme - No confirmed availability, unlikely

HTC Sensation XL - No confirmed availability, unlikely

HTC One X - Jelly Bean rolled out from November 2012

HTC One S - Jelly Bean rolled out 

HTC One V - No confirmed availability

HTC Desire C - No confirmed availability

HTC Desire X - No confirmed availability

Huawei

Huawei

Huawei Ascend G300 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Huawei Ascend Y100 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Huawei Ascend P1 - No confirmed availability

LG

In its local market of South Korea, LG is a veritable mobile powerhouse, with both device and carrier presence in the country. In the UK, their reach is far less broad with only a handful of notable Android devices on offer.

LG

LG Optimus 2X - No confirmed availability

LG Optimus Pad - No confirmed availability, unlikely

LG Optimus 3D - No confirmed availability, unlikely

LG Optimus Black - No confirmed availability, unlikely

LG Prada 3.0 - No confirmed availability

LG Optimus L3 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

LG Optimus L5 - No confirmed availability

LG Optimus L7 - European rollout of 4.1.2 started late-March 2013

LG Optimus L9 - European rollout of 4.1.2 started mid-March 2013

LG Optimus 4X HD - European rollout of 4.1.2 started late-March 2013

LG Nexus 4 - Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean from launch

Motorola

Motorola has been focusing their efforts elsewhere in the world (predominantly in the US market), but the arrival of only low and mid-range droids in the UK suggests they may well be building up to release a new Jelly Bean device in the near future, whether that be a phone or tablet.

Motorola

Motorola XOOM - No confirmed availability

Motorola Atrix - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Motorola DEFY+ - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Motorola RAZR - No confirmed availability

Motorola XOOM 2 - No confirmed availability

Motorola XOOM 2: Media Edition - No confirmed availability

Motorola MOTOLUXE - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Motorola RAZR MAXX - No confirmed availability

Motorola MOTOSMART - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Samsung

Samsung has built up its Android portfolio to be one of the most varied in the global market. The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be the new flagship on the block, but there are all manner of phones and tablets with the potential for a healthy dose of Jelly Bean.

Samsung

Samsung Google Nexus S - Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update available now

Samsung Galaxy Ace - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Samsung Galaxy S2 - Jelly Bean updated detailed by Samsung Korea, full update expected soon (January 7th 2013) 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Note - Jelly Bean rollout started (Feb 19th 2013)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update available now

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - European rollout begins April 2013

Samsung Galaxy S Advance - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - Jelly Bean has been available since late-November

Samsung Galaxy Beam - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Jelly Bean has been available since mid-October

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - Jelly Bean confirmed, no release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Runs Jelly Bean from launch, roll out for 4.1.2 started in December in Europe

Samsung Nexus 10 - Runs 4.2 Jelly Bean from launch

Sony

With the shift from Sony Ericsson to Sony Mobile at the start of 2012, the company was keen to reinvent their Android products with a new look and feel. The device lineup has been varied between markets in Europe, Asia and the US, but across all three, top end device could potentially make the move to Jelly Bean.

Sony

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - No confirmed availability, unlikely

Sony Xperia S - No confirmed availability

Sony Xperia P - 4.1.2 Jelly Bean has been available since late-April

Sony Xperia U - No confirmed availability

Sony Xperia Sola - No confirmed availability

Sony Xperia Go - 4.1.2 Jelly Bean has been available since late-April

Sony Xperia Miro - No confirmed availability

Sony Xperia Tipo - No confirmed availability

Sony Xperia T - Jelly Bean 4.1.2 rolled out from February 2013. Feb 4th 2013: According to Xperia Blog users in the Netherlands are said to be in the process of downloading the new Android OS version. What the update brings to the table over the Xperia T’s ICS experience isn’t exactly clear, but once we get ahold of the update, we’ll see if its purpose is to narrow the gap between the Xperia T and the new Xperia Z.

ZTE

As with fellow Chinese manufacturer Huawei, ZTE are pushing their brand in a new direction in markets like the UK’s. By approaching consumers with lower-end hardware and more affordable pricing, upgradability might be limited, but not out of the question with the current handset portfolio.

ZTE

ZTE Skate - No confirmed availability, unlikely

ZTE Blade 2 - No confirmed availability, unlikely

ZTE Kis - No confirmed availability, unlikely

ZTE Grand X - No confirmed availability