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" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.512 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
Xperia neo
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. SSyar

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Finally for neo ...

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

Original arc A phone that was Murdered And raped by the galaxy s 2

3. Rocksteady unregistered

you must compare the original arc with a phone from the same level, for example samsung galaxy s or the s plus (1.4ghz) which both aren't gonna get the ICS.

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

well ori arc and s2 launched about the same time and they priced about the same too although arc is slighty cheaper

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

BS! Arc was 100 euros cheaper since the launch. I was torn between arc and sgs2 but went for arc because of that price difference

7. Rocksteady unregistered

compare regarding specs, not price.

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

This doesnt make sense , compare regarding specs not price ?

4. zeljonsu

Posts: 22; Member since: May 24, 2012

my Xperia arc can no longer wait!! hahahaha!! :)

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Well done Sony

10. kumailhdr

Posts: 3; Member since: May 29, 2012

No update for xperia neo in pakistan

11. Caunsidh

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Huh? My Xperia Ray got android 4.0.3... I want 4.0.4 aswell. -.-

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Will this means they will finally release the iON? the phone im so dying to get

13. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

f**k samsung for not giving ics for s plus... it deserves to get ics... i am compelled to install cyanogenmod 9(which is on alpha phase) to get glimpse of ics

14. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

f** k samsung for not giving ics for s plus... it deserves to get ics... i am compelled to install cyanogenmod 9(which is on alpha phase) to get glimpse of ics

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