Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Sony Ericsson's Xperia lineup

Android Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed for Sony Ericsson's Xperia lineupIt was inevitable, really. No sooner had Android Ice Cream Sandwich launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus than the flood of questions started from other Android users: "What about my phone?"

Google says ICS will work on existing Gingerbread devices, but of course the release of an actual upgrade is down to the device manufacturers themselves. Well, today Sony Ericsson came out and commited its entire 2011 portfolio to some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

The company revealed via its Dutch Facebook page that it planned to upgrade its Xperia lineup, before Engadget got the following out of them in English: "Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us."

That means anyone with an Xperia Arc, Xperia Ray, Xperia Neo and Xperia Play - along with all the S and mini variants - are in line to get the upgrade.

Of course the big question is when? Samsung and Google will obviously want to keep ICS to themselves until the shoepiece Galaxy Nexus is firmly on the market, but we've already heard that the Samsung-made Google Nexus S and other devices will get it within weeks.

After that, it could be really be any time - though we're keeping our fingers crossed that it'll appear for the rest of us before Christmas.

Read more about: AndroidSony Ericsson Xperia ArcSony Ericsson Xperia NeoSony Ericsson Xperia Play

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chaz1992  Oct. 20, 2011 at 20:03

This makes the xperia play even more of a bargain!

SEXpro  Oct. 21, 2011 at 02:31

samsung sucks!!! this is amazin, should be on the news

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 21, 2011 at 07:53

Not really, by the time they releases it there will be Xperia Play 2 or some other variant. Sony is very slow with updates and bad with software support. I have Play and its utter disappointment compared to Desire HD in term of software. Great hardware though.

chaz1992  Nov. 19, 2011 at 15:34

I have ice cream sandwich running now and the only difference i've found is the on screen keyboard is a little more annoying.

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