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Sony Ericsson confirms it's working on Ice Cream Sandwich for its 2011 Xperia lineup

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Sony Ericsson confirms it's working on Ice Cream Sandwich for its 2011 Xperia lineup
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that its 2011 Xperia family of smartphones will get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Brief and concise, a post on the Sony Ericsson blog confirmed that the company is working on porting its custom skinning to the new realities of ICS.

“We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia™ portfolio* to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. We are working on merging our current Xperia™ experience with the new features in Android 4.0. More detailed information regarding this upgrade, timing and global availability will be communicated in due course here on the blog.”

Now, one can deduce that Android 4.0 on Sony Ericsson (future Sony) smartphones won’t be in its vanilla version. In the last couple of years, SE went from heavily skinned Android to a lighter custom skin, stripping down its modifications on top of Android to the card-based Timescape. Recently, it has also introduced some baked-in social integration with “Facebook inside Xperia” allowing you to get social easier. For examply, you can “like” a song directly for the music player. We’re curious to see how much of that will appear in the ICS update.

The handsets that will get bumped up to Android 4.0 include: the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, Xperia ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.

Earlier on its Dutch Facebook page, the company made a vague statement that it plans to update its Xperia handsets to the “next Android platform.” This could have referred to another iteration of Gingerbread or ICS, so it left room for debates and we’re glad it’s now all crystal clear. Don't forget to check out our list of all the handsets that have been confirmed to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:21

3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

and your point is?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:21

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

SE is now becoming the best in after sales support.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:27

4. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

the mini and mini pro but not the x10???? this is ridiculous.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:32

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

those are the new mini and mini pro (names did not change) the old ones got stuck on 2.1 and the X10 has a small memory for apps and new os to fit

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:09

10. makkhay (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

cuz x10 wasn't announced this year......sony is just updating the cell phones to the ICS,which were lunched and announced this year...bad luck...

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:11

12. GYNGA (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Get an ICS ROM once it's released for X10 and the problem solved.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:27 1

5. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

As an Arc owner all I can say is hooray!

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:34 2

7. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Sony better catch up with sammy... cause nokia is gonna come up with something good in 2012

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:01 1

8. nanozander (Posts: 97; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Now THAT's a company that takes cares of its supporters. Unlike F**king eLOPE who puts down a symbian dead end after buying my N8. @#(*)$(*!!

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 09:57 1

9. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

How can you say that when there has been 3 updates for the N8 already and Belle is coming soo.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:06

11. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

:D SE knows what's up with updating phones

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