Sony has now officially announced that it plans to introduce the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS version upgrade for some of its select smartphones, starting as early as next month. The devices receiving this upgrade would include the Xperia arc S,Xperia neo V and Xperia ray in mid-April. This upgrade rollout, Sony mentioned, would take place gradually and would take about 3 to 4 weeks to complete the process.
Sony further mentioned that this upgrade would not be available over-the-air as is been the case most of the time with other upgrades. In order to install the said upgrade, hence, users would have to use their PC or Mac and then connect their device to transfer the entire process. It is expected that the Xperia PLAY, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro and some other smartphone would receive their upgrades by the end of May or in early June this year.
The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is filled with many features and functionalities, is now long overdue. I suppose there will be a large number of Sony Xperia users who will be awaiting this release with bated breath as well.
The exact date of availability of this software upgrade will depend upon the specific Xperia model and also on the market location and carrier specifications in that particular location.