Sony has backed off an earlier claim that some 2011 Xperia phones would not be getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. After a UK product manager posted on Facebook that the Xperia Arc S and Mini Pro weren't being upgraded to the newest Android version, a spokesperson posted a correction on the Sony blog:
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 pretty non-specific, it does suggest that it hasn't yet ruled out Android 4.1 for any of its newer phones. Since no Xperia devices are confirmed for Jelly Bean either, though, it looks like Sony is still just weighing its options. The blog post also mentioned that Sony would be announcing more about Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia P and its other 2012 Android phones in the next couple of weeks, making the Xperia Android 4.0 timeline a little more concrete.