May 29, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Sony has been slower than anticipated with its roll-out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, but it’s finally starting for many of the Xperia line of devices released in 2011.
Ice Cream Sandwich updates are now available for the Xperia Arc, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray. Owners of those devices can get the update by visiting the Sony Talk page of each and searching for the SI-number, which shows the phone model and market numbers that are compatible with the update. If their SI number is listed, the users can then download the Xperia PC or Mac companion desktop software for their phone and apply the update.
Not all devices are available because of operator and market changes. In other words, an Xperia Arc sold on a UK carrier may not be ready for an update while one sold in France is compatible. Sony has detailed how to determine the SI tracking and know if your phone is ready for an Android 4.0.4 upgrade. You can get more information by clicking the links to the phones mentioned in the previous paragraph. Click the link below to see the update list of available phones.
Those of you who are still waiting and looking to get a quick idea of what to expect from the update, take a look at this video detailing Xperia UI on an ICS-powered Xperia S. Early signs point to a clever experience. Let’s just hope practice matches perception.