Android 4.1, JellyBean Update Now Available for Sony Xperia ion

The Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update has finally been made available for the Sony Xperia ion.

The smartphone appeared on the company's official list of handsets that were scheduled to receive the software. The update finally began rolling out earlier this week.

News of the update's availability was first reported by Sony's Xperia Blog. The build version is 6.2.B.0.211. Xperia ion users will finally get to enjoy many of the features already available on the company's other devices.

In order to update the Sony Xperia ion, users might have to download the companion software. Some users have reported that the update has fixed an occasional lag that was present on the device when users were navigating certain parts of the operating system. Other claim it has not been fixed.

Sony released a statement back in January that highlighted its schedule for rolling out Android 4.1, JellyBean to its Xperia devices.

"We'd like to bring you up-to-speed with the latest in our Android 4.1 rollout scheduling," wrote Sony on its official blog. "First up, the upgrade plans for Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are progressing as planned- these smartphones will start to receive JellyBean during February and March."

The first devices that received the update after the statement were the the Xperia P, Xperia J and the Xperia go. They received Android 4.1 at the end of March. Those were followed by the Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia ion, and Xperia acro S, which got it in the following weeks.

"We're particularly excited about the Sony Xperia JellyBean features and functionality- we look forward to bringing you more information on this in the New Year," said Sony.

The company also announced that it made a decision not to upgrade other devices such as the Xperia U, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo, and the Xperia sola beyond Android 4.0..