on 13-09-2013 12:01
I'll be chasing for an update on that today, I know its frustrating to have to wait. Have you read up on what the update will include?
on 13-09-2013 12:10
Thanks for replying back to me, it's much appreciated.
I have indeed read up on the update and it sounds more promising than the original Jelly Bean update Sony gave us back in June, not least because of better memory management which I've read about - I use a running app, Endomondo, which used to work fine and without issues on ICS, but now I'd say 8 times out of 10 I go for a run, the app just disappears - no error messages on my screen, no "endomondo has stopped responding and must close" etc - just goes away. So I am hopeful that an update will resolve this issue, even though it may not.
Another thing that infuriates me is the volume up key does not work almost 100% of the time on my current JB firmware, so an update is critical for me as I feel as though I am running my phone on reduced functionality.
on 13-09-2013 15:23
As soon as I have more news, I'll let you know.
How are you finding the Xperia in general?
on 13-09-2013 16:19
It does disappoint me that Sony seem to have something against the Xperia S - they weren't even going to give us Jelly Bean, and the wait to finally receive the update was ridiculous. But you'd think in all that time that they would have been able to produce a polished update, but no, it's worse than it was when on ICS!
Thanks for looking into this situation. I have been told that O2 are doing "testing" on the new ROM release, but what testing needs to be done? Seems like a poor excuse to me. Even if there were problems with the ROM, it's not like O2 would be able to fix them, plus other networks have released this update, which would indicate there are no issues, so why are we still waiting?
on 13-09-2013 18:03
I know waiting is frustrating and I'll see if I can get some info about testing on top of the date of availability.
on 16-09-2013 11:27
What O2 need to do is have a chart/timetable of release schedules, even if it is estimates, for each handset, because it's ridiculous waiting so long for an update when it is clearly out there (this update for my Xperia S has been out for over a month!) but we are being held back - in my case, I am left with a buggy device that is sometimes too slow to even answer a phone call!
Not everybody wants to root their phone and flash custom ROMs.
on 18-09-2013 13:18
The saga has taken a new turn, a friend of mine who has an Xperia S has an update notification - he is on O2 also. Yet still nothing for me! Just what exactly is O2's update roll out process? Do they roll it out to random phone numbers or what?! There can be no logical way of them doing it.
O2 are absolutely pathetic with updates and I think my mind has been made up...