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Sony Ericsson planning to bring ICS to 2011 Xperia line

We've already heard HTC's thoughts on Ice Cream Sandwich, and now Sony Ericsson has revealed its plans for the next version of Android. According to a statement on the manufacturer's Dutch Facebook page, SE plans to bring Android 4.0 to its 2011 Xperia line, which includes phones like the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play.

Here's a translation of the statement from Sony Ericsson Nederland --

We are planning to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform, following Gingerbread 2.3.4. The official Sony Ericsson communication about software upgrades will always be what my international colleagues publish on our Blog:

So great news for owners of those devices, and proof that SE wasn't kidding when it promised to step up its game back in January. Looks like we'll be avoiding a repeat of last year's unpleasantness.

Source: Sony Ericsson Nederland; via: Geeky Gadgets

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Yeah - 2.3.5 ... :/
  • I'm really hoping to see SE team up with Google on the next Nexus project, because in addition to their commitment to keeping their software up to date (or at least as up to date as possible), in my opinion they also put out devices with really good quality.
  • Agreed. Their hardware is gorgeous. An Xperia Nexus would be beautiful.
  • +2 A Nexus ARC would be gorgeous.The ARC is already the sleekest Android device body-wise and adding pure Android OS would be a winning combo.
  • I 100% agree. Nexus Arc? Yes please!
  • SE is the worst. Dumped the x10a because of software update issues.
  • You had the X10a which SE undoubtedly had update issues with.. all their other devices have had much better reputations.
  • I sympathize with X10 owners,SE failed big time with that device. But I would give SE another chance, they really seemed to have learned their lesson.
  • Hands up who thinks the Australian service providers (Telstra in my case) will make this available to their customers in the next two years? No one? Yeah, I thought I had my hopes up...
  • yeah awesome y want a SE Xperia Pro but im gona wait until it can get the update
  • those the update come depending the carrier or u can just look for it in pc companion