Sony (now minus the Ericsson bit) has re-confirmed that its entire current Xperia line will get the latest Android treatment with a full-scale roll out of Google OS Version 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. In a new blog the company reveals the names of the first handsets to get the anticipated update, as well as a rough timescale for the distribution across the whole range.
From the end of March next year, to the beginning of May, all Xperia owners will be experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices. The first batch to receive updates will be the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray – which will be boosted to version 4.0 of Android in “March/April”, claims the Sony Blog. Following this in “April/May” will be timescale for Xperia Arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro, as well as Xperia Pro and Xperia Active. Sony Ericsson’s Live Walkman mobile will also get a tasty new OS and interface.
For the full details and press release check out Sony’s Blog – Here.
[Original Article – Posted November 15th]:
Sole owner of the Sony Ericsson partnership, Sony has today confirmed which model in its smartphone range will be first to receive an operating software update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which was unpacked on October 19th.
The company’s official blog now addresses what most Sony Ericsson owners were wondering when the first glimpsed the appetizing addition to the Google OS – version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: “There have been a few questions here on the blog and in our support forums regarding our upgrade plans beyond Gingerbread. We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.”
Models expecting their upgrade will include the entire 2011 Xperia range: Xperia Arc and Arc S, Xperia Neo and Neo V, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro, Xperia Active, Xperia Ray and ‘Playstation phone’ – the Xperia PLAY. The only exception will be the Sony Ericsson Live Walkman mobile.
The blog also emphasises that Sony will be focusing on developing its future hardware to support the new Android standard.