Sony still plans to make Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) available for 2011’s crop of Sony Ericsson-branded Xperia phones in spring this year.
According to the Verge, Sony, which announced plans to split from Ericsson late last year, has reiterated its intention to push out the latest version of Google’s OS between late March and early May.
Phones in line for a dose of update love when it arrives include the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Ray, the much-maligned Xperia Play, the original Xperia Arc.
Xperia Mini and Mini Pro owners can also pencil in a swizzy update, as can users of the Xperia Pro, Xperia Active as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman kits.
Sony has also announced it intends to lavish ICS on its two slate challengers, the imaginatively named Tablet S and Tablet P. Both these are apparently already running the OS iteration and are being tested behind the scenes.
Intended to ameliorate ongoing fragmentation problems with the Android platform, ICS brings a suite of novel new features to the platform, including Face Unlock, the option to snap screenshots and a revamped notifications system.