There’s been a whole lot of confusion over Sony’s Android upgrade plans of late, but here’s some decidedly good news.
The 2011 Xperia range (er, other than the Xperia Play, of course) is about to be served a delicious hunk of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4).
From this week, the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray will begin receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update, complete with “bug fixes, performance tweaks and other improvements.”
The Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman will follow in “the next few weeks.”
Needless to say, there’s the usual disclaimer. Sony warns: “The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade will vary by market and carrier requirements.”
For those making the leap from Gingerbread (Android 2.3), you’ll need to upgrade using PC Companion or Bridge for Mac (as opposed to OTA).
Now, where the hell’s Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)? A few weeks ago, a Facebook Q&A session cast doubt on the update, however Sony later claimed: "a local spokesperson gave information out in error." Still, don't hold your breath. You'll, like, die and stuff.