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So it can be done after all... Sony rolls out ICS for seven Xperia phones, right on schedule

May 29, 2012

Six months after Ice Cream Sandwich started appearing on the menu, most manufacturers and carriers are still unable to fully serve customers with the delectable dessert. Disappointingly, across the board, many phones and tablets are still waiting to get the update to the latest Android OS, that’s it if they’ll receive it at all.

But that certainly isn’t a problem for Sony, as the company is ready to send out the ICS upgrade for not just one or two devices, but SEVEN of them in one go.

Yep. As planned, Sony is now rolling out its Android 4.0.4 ICS update for the Xperia Neo, Xperia Arc, Xperia Pro, Xperia Pro Mini, Xperia Mini, Xperia Active, and Live with Walkman. This is a follow up to the ICS upgrade that it recently rolled out to the Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S, and Xperia Neo V. That’s 10 upgraded phones — that were released in 2011 — within a month. It’s a shame that other manufacturers aren’t following in Sony’s admirable footsteps.

Since the update will be released in batches, you may not necessarily get it on your phone today. But rest assured, you will eventually get the ICS experience on your Xperia device. You may want to take the time you have now to download the latest version of PC Companion to ensure a successful update.  Check out Sony’s message board  to get more information.

As for owners of the Sony Xperia S (caught on video running ICS), Xperia P, and Xperia U – ICS will make its way to the S at the end of June. The other two members of the trio will get the update in the third quarter.