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Sony (Ericsson) confirms starting line-up for Android Ice Cream Sandwich update

Sole owner of the Sony Ericsson partnership, Sony has today confirmed which model in its smartphone range will be first to receive an operating software update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which was unpacked on October 19th.

The company’s official blog now addresses what most Sony Ericsson owners were wondering when the first glimpsed the appetizing addition to the Google OS – version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: “There have been a few questions here on the blog and in our support forums regarding our upgrade plans beyond Gingerbread. We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.”

Models expecting their upgrade will include the entire 2011 Xperia range: Xperia Arc and Arc S, Xperia Neo and Neo V, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro, Xperia Active, Xperia Ray and ‘Playstation phone’ – the Xperia PLAY. The only exception will be the Sony Ericsson Live Walkman mobile.

The blog also emphasises that Sony will be focusing on developing its future hardware to support the new Android standard.

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