Japanese handset maker Sony has just announced there’s a new software update available for download for 2011 Xperia smartphones.
According to Sony, the new update will bump the software to Android 4.0.4
Ice Cream Sandwich. It will also bring lots of bug fixes and performance tweaks, which have yet to be detailed.
Sony has confirmed that starting this week this firmware update is available for Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray.
In addition, Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman will begin receiving this update within the next few weeks.
Keep in mind that this update is available OTA (over the air) with devices that were already upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
2011 Xperia smartphone owners who are still keeping their devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform will also be able to update, but they will need to plug in and upgrade via PC companion or Bridge for Mac.
We’re not sure yet, but this might be the same software update firmware version 4.1.B.0.587, which we reported on last week
Although the update is said to fix lots of the software’s bugs, it appears that some 2011 Xperia smartphone owners already report new problems with their devices after the upgrade.
Amr Abd Elgany Ahmed, proud owner of an Xperia pro, claims new existing issues are now plaguing his phone, “Home screen lags most of the time after using music player/browser/gaming. Network mode goes back to WCDMA/GSM mode every time you shutdown/ turn on your phone
Last but not least, most users say they were unable to find too many improvements and changes with the previous Ice Cream Sandwich update. For more details on this firmware update, head over to Sony’s blog