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Sony announces Android 4.0 update schedule, Tablet S getting ICS now

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Sony announces Android 4.0 update schedule, Tablet S getting ICS now
Sony announced its right on track with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its 2011 devices, and among the first getting it right now is the company’s Sony Tablet S. The 9.7-inch tablet is now up for update and you can bump up to the latest Android if you connect to Wi-Fi. You should be prompted to update upon connecting, but you could also hit the settings to check manually if the update has arrived.

As for Sony’s 2011 Xperia phones, the update is “progressing as planned” and will be deployed as planned. Here’s a list of the handsets that will get ICS first:

  • Xperia arc S, 
  • Xperia neo V 
  • Xperia ray 

Other phones that are expected to get ICS at the end of May or early June include:

  • Xperia arc, 
  • Xperia PLAY, 
  • Xperia neo, 
  • Xperia mini, 
  • Xperia mini pro, 
  • Xperia pro, 
  • Xperia active, 
  • Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

In order to install the update, though, you’d need to physically connect the devices via a cable to your computer and then update.  Sony has posted detailed instructions, so when the update arrives make sure to check them out:

source: Sony mobile

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posted on 26 Apr 2012, 08:41

1. Shin (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

still not available on my tablet S...

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 09:33

2. omaar97 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

no update on my Sony tablet S, too ...

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 09:51 2

3. Borrie69 (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

Give it a few days then bitch. Don't take their word literally unless u have proof of it set in stone.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 10:19

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Xperia s ?

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 10:57 2

5. cktech (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

11:40 AM Tony (C3RP):
Hi, Welcome to Sony Online Support. I’m Tony.
11:40 AM Tony (C3RP):
Please allow me a moment to review your concern.
11:40 AM Customer:
11:41 AM Tony (C3RP):
I'll be happy to provide the information about the 4.0 update.
11:42 AM Tony (C3RP):
As per the information available, the update will be released within 48 hours.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 17:55

6. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)

As of 4:00 pm Central Time I have my ICS update dowloaded and installed.
A notification popped up on my Tablet S.

Early impressions:
Very snappy now switching through the home screen and different pages.
Sony removed the categories from the app drawer which is really disappointing. Can only use A to Z or newest to oldest sort.
Small apps are really nifty.
Overall I love the update. But I miss the app drawer updates.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 05:13

7. Wonderland (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

What about the Xperia S?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 11:08

9. Aaron_R96 (unregistered)

Expected to be about June-July time they have quoted,www.xperiablog.net is your best place to take a look at as they often announce this stuff first :)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:54 1

8. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I'm shock. My tablet is working really smooth.When im web browser is so smooth almost not lag is really fast. The micro sd card can be played now like music pics movies. Great job sony

posted on 06 May 2012, 19:16

10. low_low (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 May 2012)

My tablet was working fine until I downloaded the update now its not working right....

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