Two weeks ago Sony promised it would start upgrading its 2011 Xperia smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform beginning mid-April.True to its promise, the Japanese company has just announced the immediate availability of the update for three models.
Starting today through early June, no less than eight 2011 Xperia smartphones are scheduled to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update.
However, it would be impossible for Sony to deliver the update to all these eight smartphones at the same time.
This is why the handset vendor stated it would make a short announcement every time Android 4.0 got released for a 2011 Xperia smartphone in a certain region. As expected, the first devices to get the upgrade are the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray.
For the time being, the update is only available in Nordic countries, so those who own one of the three smartphones and live in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland or Norway can now upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to Sony, the software rollout for Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray will continue over the next 4-6 weeks, so we can safely assume it will be made available in other regions soon.
Moreover, the company plans to keep its customers informed on the availability of Android 4.0 ICS, so it will update its blog site when it becomes available in additional markets.
The update is now available for download in the countries mentioned earlier via Sony's PC Companion desktop software.
In the same piece of news, Sony confirmed that the following device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS next: Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.
The Japanese company plans to start the second phase of the software rollout from the end of May or early June.