Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Sony Xperia range? Bah!

Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the Sony Xperia range? Bah!We have to say, in all honesty, we can't think of a better example of how not to roll out an upgrade than Google and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The whole situation has been a nightmare from pretty much start to finish. And it's not going to be easy for some Xperia owners with more problems reported. Even the flagship Xperia S is runnig Gingerbread and update promises seem to be getting lost.

We played with an Xperia S a few months back and found it to be a very solid and enjoyable piece of kit. It ran Android Gingerbread but that was hardly a fly in the proverbial ointment since Gingerbread is a more than capable OS.

Users have been promised over recent days that they can now grab ICS to go - but it seems to be cutting little ice when they actually try to take advantage of said update which is conspicuous by its absence.

Apparently, Sony is aware of the problem (according to XperiaBlog) and a workaround/solution is already being sorted out.

We do have to say though that we think this is pretty shoddy. We may be lambasted by Mobotniks telling us we don't know what we're talking about, but from a punter point of view, we don't understand why ICS - nearly nine months after being unveiled - is still so elusive for so many handsets. Yes, we know that Google kept it back for the Nexus first and there are lots who'll say that it's hard to integrate ICS but, seriously... this long?

It makes our heart sink when we pick up a new device (look at the Motorola RAZR Maxx) only to learn that it's still running Gingerbread when Jelly Bean 4.1 is not going to be too far away itself. You have to admit, that's pretty rubbish, no?

Anyway, if you've managed to update your Xperia S to a (non modified) version of ICS, please do let us know below.

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EdSB  Jun. 28, 2012 at 19:09

Have done, and it's really smooth. Makes a great phone even better!


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