Sony To Begin Upgrading Xperia Line To Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich This Month

Posted on Mar 31 2012 - 10:46pm by Kyle

Now seems to be prime time for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades. We just reported the other day that Verizon is rumored to upgrade the Motorola Droid Razr, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the HTC Rezound next week.  Now we’re hearing that Sony will start rolling out Android 4.0 to Xperia devices in the coming weeks.

Even though Sony recently bought back partner Ericsson’s stake in the Sony Ericsson device line, they are continuing as promised, in updating their Xperia line. They took to their blog on Friday to announce a proposed timeline for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades.

According to Sony the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Xperia Ray will be the first to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich. Blogger “Anthony” reports, via the official Sony Mobile Blog, that those three devices will get the Android 4.0 upgrade in the middle of April. They will do a rolling upgrade that will continue for 4-6 weeks from it’s start.

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After those three phones have been completed the Sony Xperia Arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Active, and Sony Ericsson Live with walkman will all receive the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade starting in May/June.

Anthony also reports that these updates will be made over the companion bridge for both PC and Mac and not over the air. They say that this is because Ice Cream Sandwich is such a large and significant upgrade.

The newest Sony Xperia phone, the Sony Xperia S is still on track for a late Q2 upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony advises that Xperia owners continue to check their official blog for updates on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades.

source: Sony Mobile Blog via Mobile Burn

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