Sony rolls out Android 4.0 ICS update for Xperia P

August 17, 2012
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Right on cue, Sony has announced on its blog that they will start pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to Xperia P owners starting today. A global rollout of the ICS update can be expected over the next few weeks, so it pays to be patient.

The update will have several things to look forward to, which includes:

  • New ways to experience your media with new media applications – “WALKMAN,” “Album” and “Movies”
  • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
  • Lock screen with improved functionality
  • Resizable widgets for improved personalization
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption
  • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications

Next on the upgrade list to receive Ice Cream Sandwich are the Xperia U, Xperia Sola, and Xperia Go. The Xperia U has received the promised network problem fix in early August, so we’re sure owners of the phone will be more than ecstatic if ICS is indeed coming later this month.

If you don’t see the update notification yet on your Xperia P after a while, Sony mentions that you may have to connect your phone to the PC, run the companion software, and check for the update there. Don’t forget to leave a shout or two below if you’ve received the ICS update on your Xeria P.

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    and samsung got 4.0.4 to sgs2 today!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnMeredith John Meredith

    I got all excited plugging in my mother in law’s Xperia U and there it was! An update!
    To 2.3.7… :-( Looks like the network fix update. Ho Humm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/avinashbhargavan Avinash Bhargavan

    yahooooooo……got the ICS for Xperia P. its really unbelievably amazing…Got lots of changes. now i can rotate the home screen too, new applications note, walkman, album, movies, etc. also get the owner info on the lock screen. thank u sony

    • Harish

      hi friend I m Harish. I have Sony xperia P. but still i m not receive any information about updates. please send me that web address to download updates. my mail Id. harishd4444@gmail.com

      thanking you

  • http://www.facebook.com/avinashbhargavan Avinash Bhargavan

    yahooooooo……got the ICS for Xperia P. its really unbelievably amazing…Got lots of changes. now i can rotate the home screen too, new applications note, walkman, album, movies, etc. also get the owner info on the lock screen. thank u sony

  • Bibiana

    just received my sony xperia P, but it’s still 2.3, tried to update via pc, but no go. So how do I get it?

  • Nimesh

    Just upgraded to 4.0.4 on Experia P :)
    I am now facing a challenge with accessing the Album app, it just doesnt open up and hence unable to view any pics under it.
    I have now downloaded Quickpic to view my pics.
    Any reason why the app Album isnt accessible and a possible way to fix it??
    Awaiting a quic response.
    Cheers,

    • Danny

      I have this same problem, have you resolved the issue yet because I am not able to find any fixes for it.

      • ssmatrix

        me too

        • winbocherry

          Same here, my album won’t open after updated to ICS. HELP!!!! How to resolve this issue????

          • dian

            me too, not only ‘album’ but I also cant open ‘movies’ as well T.T

          • Daniel

            Me too i visited a store to fix that problem and they told me to go to my cell company and they know how to fix it

  • memotim

    how long time it takes to upgrade, im still wait 1 hour and my phone dosnt finish the upgrade on phone

  • dian

    I’ve already upgraded my xperia P into ICS android. But I cant open my ‘Movies’ and ‘Album’. Do you know how to fix it?

    • Dinko

      I had same problem, I reset phone to factory settings (you will still have ICS, but lost all downloaded app) and after that had no problem with Movies and Album.