Sony has started to deploy the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for some of its Xperia 2011 phones about two weeks ago.
Although the update was initially available in five countries, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland, Sony promised the rollout would continue over the next 4-6 weeks until all intended smartphones receive the update.
Good news for Android enthusiasts living in India as they will be able to upgrade their for Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sony Mobile India recently announced the immediate availability of the upgrade via PC Companion upgrading tool.
Unfortunately, some users who upgraded to Android 4.0 are already complaining on the fact that there are no performance changes at all, while some even experience issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.
“The recent update worsens the phone (Xperia arc S) and their flagship Xperia S still without an ICS update.”
“Wi-Fi doesn’t work anymore, any Xperia arc S user who faces this problem?” “It made my Xperia Neo V sloth slow... hate it.”
“What a funny update. Yesterday I updated my Xperia neo V. ICS animation not available, ICS messaging not available, ICS keyboard not available, ICS wallpaper not available, ICS music player not available. Same like Gingerbread. ICS unlock not available, same like Gingerbread.”
Those who installed an older version of PC Companion desktop software are recommended to update to the latest iteration, otherwise the upgrading tool won’t show the update as available.
A lot more Xperia 2011 smartphone are scheduled to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update by June, including Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. Stay tuned for more info on the subject.