You wouldn’t believe it, but it’s true. The latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) iteration of Android is currently rolling out to the Xperia mini pro, in a move that’ll both delight and dismay Sony smartfans.
The phone-maker had promised last year that all its Xperia kits released in 2011 would make the leap to the newest OS. However, recently it announced the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play will miss out on the fun due to memory constraints.
This caused some concern over whether other lower-end models, like the mini pro will be left behind too. Fortunately that doesn’t seem like the case, as reports emerge that the handset is receiving ICS as we speak.
Xperia Play owners no doubt be peeved by the news, considering the phone packs similar specs and is now stuck perpetually with the dusty Android Gingerbread edition.
ICS is already available in select territories for the Xperia Arc, Arc S, neo, neo V and ray. Updates for the Xperia mini, active and Live with Walkman are due imminently.
Features ICS brings include numerous performance and UI tweaks, updated versions of several native apps, a mobile Chrome browser and enhanced multitasking.