Well, looks like Sony Ericsson is getting its backside in gear and responding to the demands for Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It's just taken the step of releasing a version of Android 4.0 that can be installed on unlocked Xperia devices.
That means if you have an Arc, Neo V or Ray, you can knock yourself out and pimp up with this alpha build. Don't be expecting the wonders (or letdowns) of the Galaxy Nexus here, though, as the update is still not the complete package.
In fact, it sounds more like a home-brewed concoction that an official release, with Gmail and Maps not included and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the modem all disabled. What gives?
And the best bit is the SIM card won't be recognised. So you can't actually use it to do very much at all, given that phone calls will be out.
The whole point, Sony Ericsson says, is that this is for "demonstration purposes only", though quite why anyone would want to demo an OS that can barely even string a sentence together is beyond us.
Still, it shows that Sony Ericsson is well on the way to getting ICS out there. A word of warning, though: you'll need to unlock the boot loader to install the update, and if you do that you won't be able to download or install the official Ice Cream Sandwich update down the line.
So it's good news all round, then.
For more info, head over to the Sony Ericsson Developer World site.