Sony Ericsson has clarified that all Xperia family of smartphones launched 2011 will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. However, this will happen only when Google will release the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich code to Sony Ericsson.
It may be recalled that in past, Sony Ericsson Xperia family of devices suffered quite a lot of heat for not being able to get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on time.
With the new 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia family devices, the company aims to make things right for its fans and consumers. Sony Ericsson is currently busy rolling out the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update to its 2011 Xperia family of handsets. This is a phase-wise roll out.
Sony Ericsson announced via its Facebook page that the company intends to bring the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its current 2011 Xperia lineup. However, the actual work will begin only when Google releases the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code. That will happen only after Galaxy Nexus goes on sale in early November. Engadget has reported that Sony Ericsson has thgis development to them.
Sony Ericsson’s 2011 Xperia smartphone lineup includes — Xperia Play, Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia pro, Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo V and Xperia active.
However, do note that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update from Sony Ericsson may not be available immediately and might take couple of months to reach the consumers.