Original Sony (Ericsson) Xperia arc, neo finally getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

Original Sony (Ericsson) Xperia arc, neo finally getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich
Sony has been in the forefront of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates with its latest Sony Xperia arc S and neo V already bumped up to ICS in April, and now the original Sony (Ericsson) Xperia arc and neo are finally getting the Android 4.0 treatment as well.

The two handset will get Android version 4.0.4 with the kernel at 2.6.32, but these are the details for the geeky users. For the average person, the update should translate in a performance boost coming from the support for full hardware acceleration, and that’s already huge.

The Sony (Ericsson) Xperia arc was released in early 2011, and the Xperia neo later last year, and we’re glad to see that both finally get ICS. The one handset where Sony didn’t deliver with updates is the Xperia Play. The first PlayStation certified phone will NOT to get Ice Cream Sandwich, but Sony explains that it’s because there’s “a significant decline in user experience when running high performance games.”


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Xperia arc
  • Display 4.2 inches
    854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
    RAM
  • Storage 0.512GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.4
Xperia neo
  • Display 3.7 inches
    854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 1GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.4

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