Sony Ericsson to update its 2011 Xperia lineup to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

Sony Ericsson to update its 2011 Xperia lineup to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
Good news, Sony Ericsson fans! SE has allegedly confirmed that all of its 2011 Xperia Android fleet will get updated to the “next Android platform.” Sony Ericsson Netherlands replied to a question on its Facebook page, and this could well mean Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

Now, again, this was published by the official SE Netherlands account, so it sounds pretty official. We would however leave a little room for doubt as the statement “next Android platform” is pretty vague. The comment in Dutch mentions Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, so by “next” it’s possible that SE is referring to another iteration of Gingerbread.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update is expected to roll out in 2012, if true. The 2011 SE Xperia Android lineup include the SE Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo V, Xperia neo, Xperia arc S, Xperia arc, the Xperia mini pro. We've reached out to Sony Ericsson for a comment and will update you on that whenever we get a meaningful confirmation.

source: AllAboutPhones (translated)

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12 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

"allegedly confirmed" what does this meeeeean???????

5. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

Okay, to be completely clear by the otherwise funny "allegedly confirmed" here I mean that it's what the source has assumed and it's a Dutch source, so I'm taking that assumption as I don't speak the language. As far as SE's statement translation and some other source point out, though, it's not 100% clear whether SE is referring to ICS or Gingerbread 2.3.x as the next platform.

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

it means that SE is now becoming the best in after sales support..

4. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i hope so for sony owners. i was just trying to be funny. 'confirmed' is normally such a concrete idea, to be combined with allegedly seems funny to me. along with the vague quote and other diction of the article (could well mean), it seems the author was anxious to err on the side of speculation (which is fine). good article and good news. i hope it happens soon!

3. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

F!nally showing signs of life out there..

6. wellwits

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Where is the SE ray? Won't it be updated ? :(

7. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

...in 2013?

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I doubt it. I used to have the X10 it took them A YEAR to get 2.3 Ginger Bread. So I'm glad I returned my X10 under the store warranty never buy another SONY phone until they update the software on time.

10. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Then you should buy one now cuz they've just updated their 2011 xperia line from 2.3.2 to 2.3.3 then to 2.3.4.

11. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

check it out dude, SE has now the most up to date line up of phones..

9. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Thats means a complete overhaul with their own UI with their timescape, media thingy whatever.

12. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Huge rumor about SE already working on a phone with Android 4.0 Could come as a the Arc LTE, or Xperia LTE, ITs pretty much gonna have your typical specs. But with LTE Display is gonna be interesting.

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