Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to all '11 Xperia phones
Sony Ericsson is really doing well this year. All of its latest Xperia phones - arc, neo, PLAY, mini and mini pro turned out to be really great devices, with even more coming soon up - ray, active and arc S.
All the latest Xperia are based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and as we found out have quite good performance. Recently, Sony Ericsson announced it will update all of them with Android 2.3.4, which brings tons of new features - USB on-the-go, Sony 3D sweep panorama for the camera, even better Facebook integration, Swype-like text input (T9 Trace), integrated screen capture, video chats via Google Talk and more.
And today the company confirmed that all those Xperia phones will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, when that becomes available. The Android best-of-both-worlds edition should come out this October or November, so early next year is when the Xperia updates can realistically be expected.
The Ice Cream Sandwich is the Honeycomb version for smartphones and will include the 3.0 major features plus lots of new ones - various NFC options, Xbox Kinect-like feature called Virtual Camera Operator, USB hub support, etc.
Sony Ericsson isn't exactly known for its timely updates, but the company is obviously set to change its ways and fix its reputation in the process.