Sony Ericsson talks through the steps taken to bring Android 4.0 ICS update

by XB on 7th December 2011

in Android, Firmware

Sony Ericsson has a very detailed explanation on the steps it is taking to get the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update onto Xperia handsets. If you remember, SE has confirmed that all 2011 Xperia models will be receiving the ICS update, with rumours pointing to a March 2012 release.

Whilst some may be impatient about such a drawn out date, there is clearly a lot of work going on behind the scenes. Remember, Sony Ericsson only started work on ICS once the source code was released on 14 November. It is a very interesting and detailed article that we won’t repeat verbatim here, however for anyone interested in the process it is definitely worth a read here.

  • Prabu Sivaguru

    I’m First last

  • Tarek

    wow, the SDK has only been out since 14th November and they already plan to release it March! They’re working hard

  • Warmgun32

    Take it that was sarcasm :)

  • Anonymous

    Go and post on GSMArena if you’re into that nonsense kid.

  • Guest

    ????? ICS ?? Xperia 2010!!!

  • Anonymous

    If it’s being sarcastic, then such sarcasm only shows obnoxious ignorance. SE obviously made their blog post precisely to explain to people what is involved in an update.

    If people want someone to blame for “slow” updates, then it is Google and their absurd model of releasing special “Nexus” devices whilst ignoring all other partners until much later.

  • i’m GAMER


    now , sonyericsson is high-level company about samrt phone , th first company that talking about its updates clearly and keeps customers update .  very very good SE :)
    we will count the minutes to update our xperia play to ICS .

    i’m in love with my beautiful xperia play

  • Geo

    can`t wait

  • Awayagher

    SE has to add some useful apps/widgets to their launcher. We don’t need more clocks and that kind of stuff. They have to take Sense as an example. It’s loaded with useful widgets/apps for social media (facebook chat, friendstream etc.) and business-related stuff. We have facebook inside xperia, but you can’t do anything with it. We only have a crappy timescape widget. We need more!

  • wyvern

    Cracking little read certainly sheds some light onto the process makes you wonder why Google didnt give manufacturers early builds of ICS surely as they stabilize the code the manufacturers could contribute to stability and features. Anyway looking forward to march :)

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