Sony announced on April 13th the start of its software update for the 2011 Xperia smartphones. The software update will include the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia smartphones.
The first phase of the update will be available for the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia Ray smartphones. The first countries that will be using this new software update on their smartphones will be consumers from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. For the smartphones mentioned above the software update rollout will span over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Sony announced that they will announce when the software update will be available in other global markets.
The rollout timings will be announced on their website. The ones that are eager to see what this software update will change in user experience and functionality, should be patient and keep in mind that the availability and scheduling of the software update will vary by market and carrier requirements. The same goes for specific models which are upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The software kit, which will be customized for each operator and handset, will be listed on the Sony mobile website. Sony will post instructions for the update on their website as well. Users of the Xperia smartphones will need to connect to a PC or Mac, in order to download the update.
The other range of 2011 Xperia smartphones will benefit from the new software update only towards the end of May or early June. The smartphones will include Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia active, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, as well as the Sony Ericson Live with Walkman.
Sony mobile expressed their gratitude towards their consumers and said that they will ensure proper communication to guarantee the improvement of their smartphones operational systems.
Source: Sony Xperia Product Blog