According to a report this morning from phonearena.com, a spokesperson at Sony Ericsson’s London office has confirmed to SoMobile that they are upgrading all of their current (2011) Xperia devices to Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony Ericsson hasn’t said when this upgrade procedure will begin, and it seems a bit lofty at the moment, but nonetheless they said it. Hopefully they will stick to it.
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It was just reported yesterday that Ice Cream Sandwich is still on track for an October or November release, but as we know with Android releases it will come via their launch phone first before upgrades start rolling out. Phonearena just reported last week that all current Sony Ericsson Xperia devices will receive Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread” in October. This news seems to suggest that the Xperia devices will get not one but 2 version updates.
At Mobile World Congress back in February, Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg, vowed to make the United States their priority for 2011 after lackluster sales of the Xperia X10 and the Xperia X8. However, so far all we’ve seen is the Sony Xperia Play on Verizon Wireless and AT&T has reported they will have the Play by the end of the year. The Sony Xperia Ray, Active, Neo, Arc and Arc S are all yet to be seen here.
There have been rumors that we will see the Sony Tablet S this year, as soon as September 16th possibly. Oddly enough though the PR for that device is being handled by Sony’s consumer electronics arm.