Sony’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for 2011 Xperia smartphone started earlier this month and will probably run through June and July.
The first handsets to receive the update, Xperia neo V, Xperia arc S and Xperia ray have been plagued by numerous bugs and issues that made them perform slow and erratic.
All Xperia arc S, neo V and ray users have been experiencing this kind of weird behavior on their smartphones as soon as they installed the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update provided by Sony.
Today, the Japanese company has released a new Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray which promises to solve lots, or all of the bugs within the first update.
Aside from the three Xperia smartphones that got the update today, Sony made the Android 4.0.4 ICS available for Xperia pro units as well. As usual, there are different builds available for download, so check Sony’s list and choose the update recommended for the model you own.
Sony Mobile further explains that “since there are minor differences in the software depending on product, country and operator we have a unique identifier that we call Sales Item (SI). The SI is identified by an 8-digit number in the format XXXX-XXXX. To find out what SI number your phone has, please take off the back-cover and take out the battery. Under the battery you will find your SI number.”
Earlier this week Sony pushed the same Android 4.0.4 ICS update for Xperia arc and Xperia neo. However, the handset maker announced that the rest of 2011 Xperia smartphone would receive the update starting this week, though there are still some models that have not received it yet.
The last devices to get the Android 4.0.4 ICS upgrade will be Xperia mini pro, Xperia mini, Xperia active and Live with Walkman. Stay tuned for more info on the subject.