Sony has announced via its official blog that it will be rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update to Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray. Even the smartphones that were already running on ICS can update to this newer version as it promises bug fixes, performance tweaks and other improvements. This new updated version will be available over-the-air (OTA).
Sony had earlier released the Android 4.0 update for Xperia P, Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray smartphones; Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active are the latest ones to get it.
Sony Mobiles has also shared that Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman are next on cards. With these updates, it seems that Sony is pretty upbeat about rolling out ICS updates for its Xperia line-up. However, the company not given a specific time frame by when Sony Xperia users in India will receive these updates.
The company has also recently launched Xperia ion in country. This smartphone runs on Android 4.0, ships with a price tag of Rs. 36,999. Sony is also expected to launch Sony Xperia tipo and Xperia J in the country shortly.
Major improvements offered by Ice Cream Sandwich
- New media applications - "Walkman", "Album" and "Movies"
- Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times
- Improved lock-screen
- Resizable widgets
- Improved control of mobile data consumption
- Recent Apps button