Sony Xperia M gets a taste of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean through latest software update

One of last year’s budget Xperia offerings from Sony, the Xperia M has been blessed with a new software package which upgrades its OS to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This is the second big update for this smartphone, with the first one having thrust Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean into it.

This software started rolling out yesterday, and it appears to be available in European and Asian territories at the moment. As revealed by the company, it adds a smoother user interface and graphics enhancements to the Xperia M, apart from a fresh version of the Battery Stamina mode which helps you save battery juice when you’re out of reach of a power outlet.

Sony Xperia M

The handset’s camera app gets some additions in the form of a Burst mode, a better Auto mode and other new traits. Sony has also chosen to update other proprietary applications through this software update. It has gone ahead and improved its Walkman, Album and Movies apps among others.

Furthermore, the various security features which form part of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS also make their way into this new update for the Sony Xperia M. Released in August last year, the phone already has a successor in the form of the Xperia M2.

Here’s a look at the specs of the Sony Xperia M:

– Display: 4-inch TFT, 854 x 480 pixels
– OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
– Processor: 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 5MP rear, 0.3MP front
– Battery: 1700mAh Li-Ion
– Dimensions: 62mm x 124mm x 9.3mm
– Weight: 115 grams