Sony Ericsson ICS

Sony Ericsson today confirmed that its entire "2011 Xperia portfolio" will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- an bold move considering the Xperia line was once more or less a model of how not to launch with current software. But those days are gone, and the past year's phones have been promised updates.

Included in the portfolio are:

  • Xperia Arc
  • Xperia Arc S
  • Xperia Play
  • Xperia Neo
  • Xperia Neo V
  • Xperia Mini
  • Xperia Mini Pro
  • Xperia Active
  • Xperia Ray
  • Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

No word yet (obviously) on when updates will begin, so stay tuned.

Source: Sony Ericsson


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Sony Ericsson confirms its 2011 Xperia line will get Ice Cream Sandwich


That says something doesn't it? Once the laughing stock of the Android hardware vendors; Now if they pull this off... The undisputed leader of the pack.

I don't see the Xperia pro on that list. But being a 2011 handset, and that the Neo is listed I assume it will be included too. I sure hope so anyway. The Xperia pro may be the best android I've ever had, or at least tied with the nexus s. Both solid.

This is great news! The Arc is dirt cheap and since ICS is what I'm really interested in when it comes to my pre-ordered Galaxy Nexus, maybe I'll just change to an Arc.

But I'll probably end up waiting for CES to what's coming down the pike. Maybe then SE has been able to get the ICS upgrade out the door as well, removing the slight uncertainty I feel.

Now that the android source code is out as well as the actual update being inevitable I'm going to root and flash ice cream sandwich on my x10 :)
warranty's be damned!

Too bad this is the way sony dose things. The make all kinds of promises and then back away on most of them and they never happen. Its the sony S.O.P.

Awesome - by the time Telstra makes the Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") upgrade available to its customers, Google will be releasing Android 6.0!

Heck, by the time Telstra push-out the Android 2.3.4 ("Gingerbread") for the Xperia 2011 line, Google will probably be releasing Android 5.0!

These sorts of announcements are pointless Sony Ericsson, unless you're going to start demanding that service providers make updates or upgrades available in under six months...