As we reported yesterday, the Sony Xperia S has been rumored to possibly receive Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it looks like that rumor has now become a reality as Sony has announced they will start rolling out an official Android Jelly Bean update for the device.
As of now, only Sony France has confirmed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, but we’re sure other countries will be making their announcements soon enough. Whether or not Sony decides other Android-powered smartphones it has manufactured are ready for an update to Jelly Bean, like its Xperia Ion, is yet to be seen, but its update of the Xperia S is certainly a step in the right direction.
If you happen to be a Sony Xperia S user in France, then you should be receiving an update notification soon as you can initiate the update either through the Sony PC Companion or over-the-air. For the rest of you outside of France, the rollout of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean shouldn’t take to hit your devices.
Seen at: twitter
We’ve seen Google roll out some new features to Gmail over the past few weeks including quick action buttons and allowing users to search their calendar and Drive accounts directly in Gmail. It looks those weren’t the only improvements Google had planned for Gmail as a redesign was leaked during I/O.
During a Google I/O session called “Structure in Android App Design,” an image of new design for Gmail leaked. The leaked image shows the new Gmail will have a revamped navigation drawer and will possibly lack an action bar on the bottom of the screen. Those actions that are normally located at the bottom of the screen have been moved up to streamline the inbox’s vertical structure.
The new navigation drawer makes looks to make it easier to access your Gmail account’s priority inbox and individual labels without having to open an additional screen, which is how you would access them in the current Gmail app. When exactly Google is planning to roll out the redesign for its Gmail app is yet unknown, but hopefully it’ll be soon now that it’s officially been leaked.
Seen at: androidpolice