Sony Xperia U

Sony announced today that it is rolling out updates to a number of its Xperia line of phones: the Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola. Sorry, you’re not getting Jelly Bean yet—that likely won’t be until 2013—but at least if you’re running Gingerbread on your Xperia P you’ll finally be getting Ice Cream Sandwich.

Changes will obviously vary depending on which device you’re using, but Sony mentions improvements to stability, camera, messaging, Wi-Fi, NFC and tethering and hotspot functionality. Aside from that, the only updates mentioned are performance tweaks and bug fixes.

Users of the Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola will be able to download the update over the air, assuming they have already upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. If you’re still running Gingerbread (why?) you’ll have to use PC Companion or Bridge for Mac.

For you Xperia P users, you’ll apparently get a notification when the update is ready, but according to Sony “direct availability in the phone may vary across different markets and carriers.” Hey, you’ve waited this long; you can wait a little longer, right?

No exact timeline is available for these updates so far. The blog post from Sony simply mentions that the updates will be rolling out “over the coming weeks.” For more information on upgrading your specific device, check out the source links below.

Have you received the update for any of these Xperia phones yet? Have you noticed any major improvements in performance or usability?

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