Sony’s current flagship phone, the Xperia S, was initially reported to receive the much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update this coming end of May. But in a recent post from Sony’s support team on their mobile forum site, the Japanese just backtracked on their initial promise, stating that the Sony Xperia S will begin to get the ICS update towards the end of the second quarter of 2012. In other words, expect your desert sometimes in late June or even later.
The Xperia S initially shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board, making us wonder why would Sony launch a new flagship phone with an outdated operating system. The device was first introduced in the first month of 2012 and started rolling out to stores in February.
All disappointments aside, the owners of the Xperia S now have at least one reason to be happy – the ICS update for their devices is now almost sure to be coming in no more than five weeks.
From the same source, the Xperia Arc S, Ray, and Neo V are already enjoying their ICS updates, while the rest of the 2011 Xperia handsets will receive Android 4.0 during late May or early June.
Also, always keep in mind that, even if the ICS update will start rolling by the end of June, it doesn’t mean that your Xperia S will instantly get Android 4.0 in the said time period. It’s carriers that ultimately decide when the updates are rolled out, so your experience may vary. Patience is a virtue, isn’t it?