For all the things that Sony has got right in the last few months, shipping its flagship phone, the Sony Xperia S, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when the calendar clearly said that we’re in 2012 probably wasn’t one of them. For what it’s worth, the company promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on the horizon.
Sony last posted on its blog that the ICS update for Xperia S phone will be rolled out in the latter part of Q2, but it appears things are running so smoothly that owners of the Xperia S will get to see it a bit sooner. According to posts on Sony’s support forum, the upgrade to ICS will come as early as this month.
The announcement was made by an official support staff who stated that the company is on track to release ICS for Xperia S around late May or early June, which effectively quashed any rumors about ICS won’t be arriving until July or later. But, of course, like other devices, the rolling out of the update will depend on your location and carrier. So it’s best not to get too upset if you don’t see the promised ICS update on your Xperia S phone on the due date.
Other Xperia phones, namely the Xperia Arc s and Xperia Neo V have been enjoying their Ice Cream Sandwich treat for quite some time now. With Sony making a promise that no Xperia device from 2011 will get left out from the ICS update, this will certainly help keep Sony’s loyal users from turning away from the Japanese phone maker, especially with some new handsets expected to come soon.
We’ll keep you updated on the impending ICS arrival on Sony Xperia S. Feel free to share any information you may have on the update in the comments below.