Sony today issued a correction to comments made earlier by a company representative that suggested that there would be no Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades for 2011 Xperia smartphones. It turns out that Sony is still looking at offering such upgrades according to its statement:
A quick note – during a Q&A session last week on our Sony Mobile GB Facebook page, a local spokesperson gave information out in error on our Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software development and rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
We are actively investigating Android OS upgrades for all devices, but in the meantime, our Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned.
While this is not a confirmation that there will be Android 4.1 upgrades, it does at least open the door to the possibility. With Sony still deploying Android 4.0 to a number of devices, it may be a while before we see 4.1 upgrades though.
Read more: Sony Xperia Product Blog