Sony starting Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

Sony starting Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade
Sony has officially announced that it will start its Android 4.0 upgrade for the 2011 line of Xperia smartphones today. Initially, this update is for Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V, and Xperia ray owners located in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and Norway. The software rollout will expand to other global markets over the next 4 to 6 weeks.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update is not being conducted over the air, therefore, you will need to tether your device to a Mac or PC. Those with eligible handsets can head on over to and follow the instructions to perform the upgrade.

Sony also said that Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia active, and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman owners can expect their ICS upgrades to commence at the end of May or early June.

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source: Sony



10. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

That's great! Sony is the first to release ICS update to their older phones. Great to see them support older devices while others don't. Others like HTC may have launched new ICS phones but they and the others like LG, Samsung, etc. choose to conveniently forget their older phones.

9. nikhildangui

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

dont wait so eagerly for the update guys SONY has disappointed with this update and it dont bring anything new to the table.. and worse thing is that .. NO camera optimization means no better photos and no New music player.. just all old stuff over Gingerbread has made to work on ICS thats it..... SONY U GONNA TAKE THIS SONY ERICSSON TOWARDS DOOM..... like the sony corp... it was better with ericsson looking at current senario.. there may be many ppl brought Xperia 2011 line up just thinking they will get ICS with XPeria S features... but they dint... n u lost it

8. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

lesson no 1 for samsuck..

6. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

I'm surprised to see they're leaving out the Xperia S in the first roll out. Is this how they treat a flagship device?

7. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

No, Sony is treating its older flagships properly unlike what Samsung has done with the original Galaxy S.

2. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

they shud have upgraded the original ARC as it is their flagship model, how can they forget ARC, they are the 1st rank IDIOTS

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

They are gonna upgrade the Arc!! that will be by next month!!

4. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ideally, anyone would expect an FIFO update process. This LIFO schedule just doesn't make any sense to me. I understand there is resource limitation, but it'll always be there!

1. Jericho unregistered

lets go SONY!!!!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


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