Android Phones

Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich update process begins in Scandinavia

April 13, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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The long wait for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to an end for some customers of the company formerly known as Sony Ericsson. The newly crowned Sony Mobile made good on its promise to begin rolling out ICS, but as it pointed out previously, that doesn’t mean every phone in every country is being updated now.

Sony is first making the update available only to users in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Furthermore, it is only being distributed for the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray. Other countries and phone models will follow over the next 4 to 6 weeks. There’s no clearly defined schedule and it’s anyone’s guess which regions will be next, so there’s no sense in asking “When will it come to ___?” (Though Sony did reiterate hat the Xperia Arc, Active, Mini, Mini Pro, Neo, Play and Pro would be updated by early June.)

As for the download process itself, you’ll have to trigger through upgrade through a PC or Mac computer. Once the phone is connected to the computer, visit, click on your phone model and follow the instructions.

You may need to reference this page to get an update when ICS is available for your device and location. Until then, you’ll have to make due with whatever version of software your phone currently runs and hope that this update process will be a smooth one. Sony first released a beta ROM in February but confirmed last month that its Xperia line of phones released in 2011 won’t be completely updated until mid summer.