Having been superseded by the recently released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, Sony Mobile has confirmed that a selection of 2011 launched Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets are to receive the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update later this week.
With operators currently carrying out tests on the overdue update, Sony has confirmed that eight of its 2011 released Xperia branded smartphones are going to make the jump to ICS in the coming days with the rest of the range coming in for an update “over the next few weeks.”
With a selection of HTC and Samsung branded Android devices having already been on the receiving end of the ICS update, the latest announcement comes as good news to those Xperia handset owners still making use of the now ageing Gingerbread OS.
Having kicked off the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the 2012 released Sony Xperia P last week, an official Sony spokesperson speaking via the company’s blog has revealed the full selection of devices that will be introduced to the screenshot enabling, improved browser experience providing software in the coming days.
“After the ICS rollout kick-off for Xperia P last week, we’re excited to tell you about our new Android 4.0.4 firmware for 2011 Xperia smartphones,” the Sony Mobile blog post announced.
It added: “Starting from this week*, Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray will receive a new Ice Cream Sandwich software update that comes with bug fixes, performance tweaks and other improvements.”
“Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman are next up, and will start to receive their serving over the next few weeks.”
Whilst the current selection of Sony Xperia devices are set to be upgraded to the popular Android OS, recent leaks have suggested that the as yet unconfirmed Sony Xperia J will be officially unveiled in the near future with the 4-inch budget device to land pre-installed with the Google Nexus 7 launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Unveiled earlier this year, Sony has yet to confirm when the Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich follow-on that is set to run across a broad selection of Android powered smartphones and tablets will be made available for its current Xperia titled devices.
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