Reports that even the lowliest of Sony Ericsson’s (SE) 2011 Xperia branded phones are in line for an update to Android Ice Cream have been summarily dismissed by the handset maker.
According to SoMobile, an SE rep this week declared that every Xperia phone released this year will be upgraded to the latest version of Android – irrespective of how basic its specs.
Reassuring, no? Hmm. Hold your horses. Today, SE’s plans seem a lot less clear-cut, after a spokesperson for the company said that it has yet to decide which smartphones will get Ice Cream Sandwich.
That means that budget blowers such as the Neo and kits released at the start of the year, such as the Play, could be stranded on Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread in perpetuity.
He told SlashGear: “When it comes to future platforms of the Android OS, we will make them available to consumers in a timely manner.
“As long as they improve the user experience and are viable from a hardware point of view.”
News of developments comes after Google chairman Eric Schmidt this week appeared to confirm that Ice Cream Sandwich is scheduled to begin rolling out in October or November.