Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and neo Android ICS firmware submitted for certification

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and neo Android ICS firmware submitted for certification
Looks like Sony Ericsson might become from the biggest laggard in terms of Android updates last year, to the fastest manufacturer to update its 2011 crop to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The ICS firmware has seemingly been submitted to the PCRB certification body on Friday for the 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

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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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