Sony Ericsson (SE) has officially announced dates for when it plans to rollout the hotly anticipated Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update to its Xperia smartphones.
The London-based phone-maker revealed via its official blog that Android 4.0 will be released to its entire 2011 Xperia line in phases from the end of March/early April next year.
“With the holiday season around the corner, we’re happy to confirm that the first 2011 Xperia smartphones will be upgraded to Android 4.0 starting from end March/early April 2012.
“The first smartphones to get the upgrade are Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Soon after, starting from end April/early May, Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will get their upgrades.”
Samsung also confirmed earlier this week that ICS will be available on major Galaxy devices early next year. Features and improvements on board the latest OS refresh brings include a revamped UI, a new multitasking interface and updated versions of native apps.
It also boasts a gimmicky but cool little feature called Face Unlock that uses face detection technology to protect your kit from prying eyes.
So there you have it, just a few months more to wait to get your hands on the awesomeness of ICS. Those lacking in the patience department can always just pick up the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.