Sony Ericsson has briefly given the thumbs-up to Ice Cream Sandwich before shifting its chubby fingers into the middle position and wiggling them up and down as if to say: “We’ll see what happens.”
The nod was given publicly but somewhat unofficially, and Sony Ericsson quickly retracted with a non-committal official statement.
Speaking at a London press event, a Sony Ericsson rep told SoMobile that all 2011 Xperia phones were compatible with and would adopt Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
However Sony Ericsson later provided an official statement, explaining that no decision has been made as of yet. It goes a little something like this:
“When it comes to future platforms of the Android OS, we will make them available to consumers in a timely manner, as long as they improve the user experience and are viable from a hardware point of view.“
Ice Cream sandwich promises to unite Android smartphone and tablet users. Google has been keeping fairly quiet about it since the initial announcement in May, but this week Eric Schmidt revealed it’s expected to land in October or November. Noice.