Sony has finally announced its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update plans and the Android devices that will see the upgrade. While Sony has announced its upgrade plans it seems their timeline is a bit drawn out and doesn’t even start until Q1 next year. The first devices that they mentioned will be getting the updates are the Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V all slated for mid Q1 2013.
Sony Devices that will get Adnroid 4.1 Jelly Bean (no set date):
Xperia Tablet S
Xperia S and ACRO S
Xperia P and J
Sony has also stated that none of its 2011 Android devices will see the Jelly Bean update including the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Play, Neo, Neo V, Mini, Mini Pro, Pro, Active, Ray, Sony Ericsson Live or Walkman. With all of this said at least Sony has taken the time to let their users know what is going on with their devices after leaving everyone in the dark for so long.
Motorola had released a timeline for upgrading their Android devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and now have sent out a revised list. The new list has the devices that will see Android 4.1 and a general idea of when each device will receive the update. This new list that Motorola has released is larger than anyone anticipated and should prove a good move on their part.
Android devices on the list that are eligible for the Jelly Bean firmware update are the Droid RAZR, RAZR Maxx, RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, Atrix HD, Photon Q, Electrify 2, Droid 4 and the Droid Bionic. While some of these devices based on location already have the update and the Bionic oddly just got ICS yesterday this gives those without the upgrade some hope.
Motorola devices getting the Android 4.1 Update by the end of this year:
Droid RAZR M (XT907)
Droid RAZR HD (XT926)
Droid RAZR Maxx HD (XT926)
Motorola devices with no date but still have a promise:
Atrix HD (MB866)
Photon Q (XT897)
Electrify 2 (XT881)
Droid RAZR (XT912)
Droid RAZR Maxx (XT912)
Droid 4 (XT894)
Droid Bionic (XT875)
While this list has been released those that are holding their breath should take this as a maybe list. Motorola has not been the best at keeping their word when it comes to updates nor the timelines they are to hit the devices.
Verizon and Motorola have finally updated the Droid R2-D2 to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. This brings the Motorola R2-D2 to software version 4.5.622.A957.Verizon.en.US and contains a slew of changes to the device. Its nice to see a device that we all thought forgotten getting updates even to fix minor bugs but one this size puts our trust back into both Motorola and Verizon when it comes to their device support.
Droid R2-D2 Features with the Update:
Enhanced security with DigiNotar security patch.
Increased browser cross-application scripting for enhanced multitasking stability.
Device will no longer automatically power on after it has been powered off.
Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
Successfully download and save purchased MP3 ringtones.
Camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered off.
Increased device stability when keypad is opened and closed repeatedly.
Improved 3G data connectivity while using the Mobile Hotspot.
Droid R2-D2 Application and Widget Updates:
App shortcuts remain on the home screen after moving them from internal to external memory.
VZ Navigator® is now updated to version 126.96.36.1992.
V CAST Apps is now updated to version 188.8.131.52.
Successfully play WAV files.
Contact groups will sort correctly.
Successfully add application shortcuts or widgets to the home panel without error.
Droid R2-D2 Email and Messaging Updates:
Fixed issue where duplicate text and multimedia messages were being received.
Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
Improved syncing with Yahoo! email.
Forwarded emails will no longer remain in the outbox when Smart Forwarding is enabled.
If you haven’t been pushed the update yet then you can always check manually by going to “Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates”. After checking for the update you should see an update available to version 4.5.622. Click Download and your on your way to the update Motorola Droid R2-D2. Please let us know how you like the update via a comment below.
VisionaryX GmbH (www.visionaryx.com) has released their iPhone Hit Game “A Knights Dawn” for Android!
“A Knights Dawn“ is a Multilevel Tower Defense Game for most newer Android devices. Gamers can expect immersive strategic gameplay within a vibrant fantasy world full of fantastic hand drawn graphics that will keep them coming back for more. On iOS ,the paid version of “A Knights Dawn” was celebrated by over 100.000 users as a Top10 hit in more than 35 countries!
They did more than just port the game to Android however, they actually integrated a wide range of new features including a completely new upgrade system with 60 weapons to choose from.
VisionaryX GmbH contacted us in order to be able to plan for Reviews, an Interview or other coverage should we be interested.
If your interested in this new game to Android , give us a short reply or feedback. They have also given us a link to their Trailer, to give you a feel for the game:
And for a quick Gameplay run-trough just follow this link:
To download this game on the Android Market please use the link below:
In Germany Alan Mutricy announced that while the RAZR was designed for Android 2.3 Gingerbread that they are already working on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. While there was no set date stated there was a broad “Start of 2012″.
If the Motorola RAZR is the first device to receive the OTA (over the air) update to Ice Cream Sandwich it means that the Galaxy Nexus will have the spotlight for some time.