Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and neo Android ICS firmware submitted for certification
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia neo handsets. These are currently $350 and $300 unlocked at Newegg, respectively, so they'll be a good deal when they get updated to ICS. We just checked those two at the PCRB, but probably the rest of the Xperia pack has been submitted too.
The company has said numerous times that it has learned its lessons from past Android mistakes and is now working hard to update all of its 2011 lineup to ICS - some say in January, some say in March.
This should set a precedence for other phone makers, as Sony Ericsson simplified its own Timescape UX in order to achieve easier updates, and is apparently ready to deliver ICS to its flagship 2011 handset - the Xperia arc - in a timely manner. But let's not get ahead of ourselves before the update has hit the handsets.
source: PTCRB (arc) & PTCRB (neo) via IT168
1. elliotsilva (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
sony is back in the game and wants to make some serious damage!
3. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I love Sony products. I hope they come out with a Variant of the Sony Xperia Play that has a dual core processor, HD screen and other goodies, but this time on a carrier like Sprint or T-mobile. If they do this the same time they launch the PSVita. It could be impressive.
2. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
As an Arc owner I'm all smiles baby. hahaha. . .
4. samda (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
Sony will skyrocket in 2012.. imagine that gorgeous playstation certified Sony Nozomi with camera better than iphone's,(12Mp Exmor 2) with screen better than iphone's(4,3-4,5 inch HD reality 2), and with an OS that simply makes IOS look obsolete(ICS).
If US carriers don't offer that, apple can thank their lucky stars
5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The thing i like with Sony is that they admit the mistakes they made and learn from them. They said same thing for PS3, PSP and now their Phones.
PSVita is a PSP Analogue Fix
PS4 will be an Overprice/Overpack hardware Fix. Same for the Rush out RSX Graphic (7900GT)
6. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Sony is just becoming the best in after sales support.. Cant wait to get my hands on that Nozomi..
8. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Yes that's obvious, since the difference between the Arc and the Arc S is onlythe clock speed (aside from colors of their casings). . .
9. paul5an (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
This article is wrong.
The 4.01 / 4.02 refers to the Sony Ericsson firware build - it does not refer to the Android version which is still 2.3.4 on these firmwares. The latest "D" version is just a localised version for NTT DoCoMo in Japan (see Xperiablog.net for details).