Sony Mobile promised earlier this year that it would deliver an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to most of its 2011 Xperia smartphones.
As promised, the Japanese company released the long-awaited upgrade to all eligible devices, though the update was initially available only to unlocked smartphones.
We reported yesterday
that O2 UK did not approve the Android 4.0 ICS update for Xperia ray, which was submitted by Sony several weeks ago.
The carrier explained that the update completely changes users’ experience in a negative way and found that it affects the phone’s performance and speed.
However, it appears that not all carriers are taking this into consideration as Vodafone Australia announced its approval for Sony’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Xperia ray.
Apparently, Vodafone tested the Android 4.0.4 ICS update for Xperia ray and did not find any major issue that might have impeded on its rollout.
This seems a bit weird especially if we take a look at the overwhelming feedback Sony received as soon as the update was made available for unlocked 2011 Xperia smartphones, which was mostly negative.
According to Vodafone’s “Software Update Weekly Wrap” released on September 5, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Xperia ray has been “approved by Vodafone, awaiting roll out by Sony
There are no additional details on the exact release date, but we suspect it might take a few more days until Sony starts the rollout of the update, which will bump the phone’s software from version 2.3.4 to Android 4.0.4 ICS.
In the same piece of news, Vodafone Australia mentioned that Samsung was preparing the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
update for Galaxy S III. We will know more about that as soon as the update is submitted.
More details on the upcoming Android updates for other smartphones offered by Vodafone Australia are available here