Sony details Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Xperia phones

If you own a Android-based Xperia smartphone from Sony and have been wondering when or even if your phone would get a free Android 4.0 upgrade, wonder no more. Sony posted up a note on its official Xperia blog this week that gives a timeline for when Xperia phones will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

The first Xperia phones to gain access to the Android 4.0 update will be the Arc S, the Neo V and the Ray. Owners of those devices can expect to see ICS start its update cycle sometime in mid-April and continue for the next four to six weeks. As usual, the timing of these updates will be up to your local country and wireless carrier.

Other Xperia phones such as the Arc, the PLAY, the Neo, the Mini, the Mini Pro, Pro, and the Active will get the Android 4.0 update in late May or early June. That also goes for the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman device.

Sony points out that all of these smartphones will not be getting over-the-air ICS updates via 3G/4G or WiFi. Instead, users will have to download and install them via the Windows-based via PC Companion or Bridge for the Mac users.

Sony's recently launched Xperia S smartphone, which we reviewed just a few days ago, is also scheduled to get an Android 4.0 update sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

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THIS Android update thing far outweighs all the negative aspects of iPhone. I am so tempted to buy a mid range android phone but I cannot make up my mind as to when the updates will come for it.

sanke1 said,
THIS Android update thing far outweighs all the negative aspects of iPhone. I am so tempted to buy a mid range android phone but I cannot make up my mind as to when the updates will come for it.

when or if it will come at all...

ask galaxy ace user if they will receive ICS... thats an issue of all android phone makers oversaturate the market with phones, but spent less updating current selling phones because of extensive complexity to support all released devices.

when will the update for galaxy s2 ulocked international be released?

i just cant wait and cant find any useful info about it anywhere....

Plus, the beta is actually really good. Im running it here on my Xperia Play. Good combination of their theme and ICS holo theme

Sux! Big Fail for Sony, i was waiting for so long and NOW 1 month more
hope they make it worthy enough.

"Sony delayed Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Xperia phones"

Xahid said,
Sux! Big Fail for Sony, i was waiting for so long and NOW 1 month more
hope they make it worthy enough.

"Sony delayed Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Xperia phones"


how is it one month if its delayed by only 2 weeks?

Soldiers33 said,

how is it one month if its delayed by only 2 weeks?

2 weeks ? they announce, it will be release at the end of Feb lately, but Now its delayed to Mid of April, so technically not 1 month but 1 and half month delayed !

Xahid said,
Sux! Big Fail for Sony, i was waiting for so long and NOW 1 month more
hope they make it worthy enough.

"Sony delayed Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Xperia phones"

Suck it up princess. American Galaxy S II owners have to wait while most sites are acting as if Samsung kept their promise of Q1. Weve been totally forgotten by Samsung.