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Signal drop fix for Xperia U coming in early August, ICS to follow soon after?

July 21, 2012

Sony Xperia U owners have something that’s troubling their minds other than waiting for the promised Ice Cream Sandwich treat for the phone, as the device is plagued with a glitch that causes problems like signal drop and network disconnect. Luckily, the problems have been identified and a software fix will be released soon – apparently these issues also affect other Xperia handsets, such as the Xperia P, Xperia Sola and Xperia Go.

According to a staff member from the Sony Mobile forum, a new firmware for the Xperia U will be rolled out starting with early August. It’ll still be Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread mind you, but least it’ll be a more stable version.

As for the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Xperia U, Sony Mobile Italia has posted some details on its Facebook page. Answering questions about the ICS roll out for the phone, the team said that the ice cream treat will be handed out a bit later in August, but only after Sony’s done with bringing ICS to Xperia P. If you remember, this is the same source that provided information about Xperia P’s ICS update.

You may want to refrain from getting too overly excited yet, though. The official Sony Mobile support forum said that ICS for the Xperia U is scheduled to come “a little later in Q3,” which indicates that a September roll out is a more plausible date than an August one. Whether it’ll be the former or the latter, we’ll keep you posted.