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OUTLOOK: Sony Ericsson confirms Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for its 2011 Xperias
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 16.11.11 - 12:15:27 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 7476x
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Definitely good news for Sony Ericsson Xperia owners came yesterday from Lund. The (still) Japanese/Swedish smartphone manufacturer confirmed on its product blog, that it plans to release Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to all of its 2011 Xperia Android smartphones. These are namely the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia_Play, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, Xperia ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. There's only one thing which keeps me a little bit nervous, it's the way Sony Ericsson wrote it: "[...] we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich".

As we all know, plans can change, for instance because of technical difficulties, changes in interests, changes in the management, etc. but well - let us take Sony Ericsson's word for now and expect that the upgrades will be released anytime sooner or later. At the moment, Sony Ericsson is working "on merging (the) current Xperia experience with the new features in Android 4.0".

Sony Ericsson hasn't given any further details in terms of expected release dates but only said that more detailed information regarding this upgrade, timing and global availability will be communicated in due course on in products blog.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by robertmarks62 on 16.11.11 - 17:38:18

. WOW! Android 4.0 ICS looks incredible. It'll give iOS5 serious run for it's money. I'm so excited about this.

‎It'll be the first serious upgrade to Android in nearly two years. Android 1.6 to 2.1 was massive but then 2.2/2.3 didn't add a huge amount.

I'll laugh if the new notifications beats iOS5. iPhone has finally got decent notifications for (possibly) Android to trump it again.

I'm loving the new app switcher and multi-tasking, it looks like a major improvement. Face unlock! Now that looks damn cool.

It looks like Android 4.0 will have BBM style messaging built in too, clever move to include Google+ out of the box.

p.s - Android's had home screen folders long before forever, they look better though.

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