Sony planning Xperia S ICS update for May/June

Sony planning Xperia S ICS update for May/June
Sony has been one of the more open manufacturers when it comes to its Android device OS updates. We've seen Sony release alpha and beta builds of its Ice Cream Sandwich update to get community response for a number of Xperia devices. The only thing we hadn't heard is when the top shelf Xperia S would be getting its taste of Android 4.0. 

That's finally been answered as well. Markus, a Sony Xperia Support team member, was found on the Sony Mobile forums a few days ago dispelling a rumor. The word had been that The Xperia S would be seeing the ICS update in June or July, but Markus says that Sony is actually aiming to release the update by "late May/early June". That means Xperia S users should be seeing the update within the next month or so. 

We were surprised that the Xperia S wasn't part of the crowd-sourcing initiative of the ICS beta, so we're hoping the update doesn't come through with any bugs. 

Related phones

Xperia S
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

10 Comments

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

This phone is about to become near perfect with ICS, now only if it came with Snapdragon S4.

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's already a near perfect Android device. It can run any app, it has a decent battery, it has sufficient storage, great camera (stills/vids). The only problem I have is the use of a micro sim and the not so great screen (blacks are like dark grey).

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

and the poor battery life and graphics performance too.

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Battery's not so poor. Depends on usage though. Hardcore gaming will kill it in less than 3-4 hours, but I think that's long enough. Mine lasts a little over a day, I just use it for occasional texts/calls, checking emails/fb, occasional browsing/gaming, taking pics here and there. My data connection is always off except when I need it. And I'm always on 2G. When I'm not expecting any calls or text I put it on airplane mode. And if your comparing the graphics to other droids well yeah, it's less powerful. But it's more than enough to run apps smoothly.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hopefully they will release the iON when ICS launch on their XPERIA LINE UP. I'm still waiting for the iON

9. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

same here

4. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Can't wait for ICS on my Arc S.....

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

ahh finally some news...my brothers xperia s needs ics asap...was starting to look ridiculous that a 2012 flagship did not have ICS where as all there old phone was...credit where its due but seriously they should have released the sony xperia s WITH ics

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Great news, but I am growing impatient waiting for the official ICS update of my Xperia Arc. I'm still puzzled to why they'd update this device far later compared to the ArcS, NeoV & Ray. Oh well it better be fully furnished to justify the effin long wait.

10. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

its better to wait a little bit longer and have it running smooth and make the best use of the hardware than just have it released as soon as possible(samsung/htc) and have allot of flaws and not using the most of hardware

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.