Sony Xperia Ion Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update started rolling out for users worldwide on Thursday, September 20th. It is a major update from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to ICS so there would be a much bigger firmware package to download. Sony developers haven’t released the official change log for this update yet but it is expected that there will be hundreds of tweaks, enhancements, improvements and new features in tow.
Xperia Ion was actually Sony’s flagship phone announced in January and released in June this year. But as much as the company wanted to attract more customers with it, it seemed impossible to do so because it runs on Gingerbread.
With a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and LTE capability, the handset was built to impress. While Gingerbread is a stable Android version, it is not just enough for tech enthusiasts who want to get the best out of their smartphones.
Nevertheless, Sony seems to be keeping its word when it promised to its customers many of its 2012 devices will be getting ICS update. When Xperia Ion was released about three months ago, there had already been a promise of an ICS update.
In fact, the words “planned upgrade to v4.0” were included in the official specifications of this handset. A source close to the production line said that the ICS firmware has already been in development when the device was released.
In the United States, Sony Xperia Ion headed straight to AT&T and its customers should already be getting update notification as of today. Some users reported there are two updates available; build 6.1.c.1.105 and 6.1.c.1.107. Others have already confirmed they have installed .107 build but still getting a notification about .105.
In Canada, carriers Rogers, Bell and Telus are offering this device and a few users also reported getting a notification about the recently rolled out ICS update.
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