Sony Mobile will release Ice Cream Sandwich updates for
its 2011 Xperia smartphones, starting with the first
models from mid-April.
The first Xperia models to receive the upgrade will be
Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Sony said the
rollout would start mid-April and continue over 4-6
Following on, Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia
mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony
Ericsson Live with Walkman will receive their scoop
starting from the end of May/early June.
Customized software specific to each operator and handset
will be made available as soon as they're ready to go.
Because this update is a significant revamp of some of
phone's features, Sony wants to want to make sure users
take a conscious and informed decision to upgrade.
Therefore, the company will only be making it available
for download via PC Companion and Bridge for Mac (i.e.
not over the air via 3G or WiFi), and users will also
won't receive any update requests or notifications.
The new Sony Xperia S will be upgraded to Android 4.0
starting from the later part of the second quarter.