Sony Xperia S Update Release Date: New Fix On July 8 To Patch Up NFC Issues From Jelly Bean

19 Jun

Sony Xperia S owners are in for another update, courtesy of leftover issues from the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade that was recently rolled out. If all goes well, the fix should be out over the air within a few weeks.

Thanks to Xperia Blog, which spotted a forum posting by a Sony representative, we now know that some kind of a software update is scheduled to roll out during week 28, which begins on July 8.

“A new software is planned to start rolling out during week 28. Please let me know if any of you still experience any problems after installing the upcoming update,” said Sony Xperia support team member Johan.

The rep’s comments were in response to a question about NFC connectivity, so one can only assume that this will be one of the fixes found in the patch. Not much else is known about the fix.

There is also the possibility the week 28 release time frame applies to the update 6.2.B.0.211, which was just pushed out last week. Update 6.2.B.0.211 is only available in certain regions so far, so the rep may have simply been pointing to a date when it will become available in more regions around the world. Update 6.2.B.0.211 fixed a number a connectivity issues that were found after Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hit the Xperia S at the end of May.

When the new update does start rolling out, the story will be the same as with all OTA upgrades:

“As always when rolling out new software versions. It might not reach your device upon roll out start since it rolls out gradually. I suggest that you use PC Companion, Update Service or Bridge for mac to check for software updates from time to time,” Sony stated when referring to the 6.2.B.0.211 fix.

Let us know if you’ve experienced any issues with your Xperia S, even if you’ve already downloaded 6.2.B.0.211, in the comments section below.

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