Sony Xperia T gets official Jelly Bean alpha build

Xperia_T_JB_alphaSony has released the alpha build of the upcoming Jelly Bean update for Xperia T smartphone. Clearly meant for advanced users and ROM developers, this build is in no way meant for daily usage.

According to Sony, the update build can be flashed using company’s recently released Flash tool, but it would need the bootloader to be unlocked first.

Several key features like Voice-calling, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Google Apps are currently missing from this update build due to various reasons.  Company however notes that the final Jelly Bean update for Xperia T is not very far.

“We’re now making an early alpha ROM of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) available for Xperia™ T, along with the open source archive, as a way for us to get valuable feedback from the custom ROM community (although we are not far away from the official release of JB for Xperia™ T).  Thanks to the great dialogue we have with open community developers, we see this as a great way for us to get input, and for the open developer community to get to try this alpha out hands-on,” company noted on the developer blog.

Read more on the Jelly Bean alpha build here.

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