Sony has announced it will roll out an updated version of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS to all its 2011 Xperia smartphones. The Android 4.0.4 firmware update will be available for some Gingerbread-based Xperia smartphones as well. The upgrade is scheduled to commence this week.
Sony in a blog post announced that the update will begin with smartphones namely the Xperia Arc, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Mini, Xperia Pro, Xperia Active and Xperia Ray.
It's notable that the Arc S, Xperia Ray and Xperia Neo V received the Android 4.0.3 upgrade in April. And now the Xperia Mini Pro, Neo L, and Live with Walkman are slated to get the Android 4.0.4, which will be released over the next few weeks.
Handsets already running the updated ICS will get a notification to download the update over the air. Users still running Gingerbread are required to plug in and upgrade using PC companion or Bridge for Mac. For more information, please visit http://www.sonymobile.com/update.
Sony says the firmware upgrade brings software update that comes with bug fixes, performance tweaks and other improvements.
Sony recently announced the ICS update for the Xperia P. The update is likely to be available for the devices globally in next few weeks. Sony in previous blog post announced the update for Xperia U, Xperia Sola, and Xperia Go smartphones.
Source: Sony Xperia Product Blog