Mystery Xperia model Bluetooth certified; reveals ICS firmware number (6.0.A.1.94)

by XB on 10th December 2011

in Android, Firmware, Rumours


Bluetooth LogoAn unknown Sony Ericsson Xperia model received Bluetooth certification yesterday and in the process unveiled the new Xperia Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware version number as 6.0.A.1.94. As a quick reminder, the latest firmware on the 2011 Xperia models is 4.0.2.A.0.58 (Android 2.3.4).

Sony Ericsson went to great lengths to keep exactly which phone was tested under wraps. On the Bluetooth listing details it used the codename “New eDream6” for the design name (this would normally include the model number such as LT15i, LT26i etc) and the design model number simply had a “TBD” next to it (this would normally have the model name such as Xperia X10, Xperia arc etc).

The name ‘New eDream6’ is revealing in itself as eDream is the internal codename that Sony Ericsson uses for its software version numbers for Xperia smartphones. For example, the current software on the 2011 Xperia line up is eDream4. The immediate question this then brings is where is eDream5? Could it be that Sony Ericsson reserved eDream5 for Honeycomb and is using eDream6 for ICS? After all this is exactly what CyanogenMod has done moving from CM7 (Gingerbread) to CM9 (ICS). Now we just have to wait to see this ‘6’ firmware version hit PTCRB for 2011 Xperia models to verify all of the above.

Mystery Xperia model Bluetooth certified

  • back2you

    No this is 2.3.7 update

  • Gordon Shumway

    Surely they wouldn’t need to re-certify if it was simply an incremental update to 2.3.7, unless SE are releasing new hardware on Gingerbread (which doesn’t seem likely)

  • Anonymous

    Sure eDream4 is 4.0.2.A.0.58 and eDream6 is 6.0.A.1.94, corresponding to the first number in each of those numbers? So then its not that surprising they left out 5??

    And I’m guessing TBD stands for to be decided…

  • They do have to recertify for every update.

  • NoIdea

    You are not making any sense. Of course the eDream number corresponds to the first number in the version. But how does that explain leaving out eDream5?

  • there was also never an Cyanogen mod 8… possibly eDream5 was an parallel branch at it was dropped? 

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  • Anonymous

    Maybe eDream 5 is a Gingerbread release that we’ll get with the new Gingerbread UXP before the ICS release.

  • Anirbanrocksyeah

    Heyy Xperia Blog..i think u r wrong…look at the first leaked pics of Nozomi here http://iandroid.co.il/forum/post406997.html
    it said under OS–>Release:6.0.A.0.382 android version:2.3.5
    so this 6.0.A.1.94 isnt ICS i guess…it might be 2.3.7…

  • Anonymous

    Good spot. Given the recent new Gingerbread UXP screen we were sent, we guess that eDream 6 is indeed just a new flavour of Android Gingerbread and ICS might be possibly be eDream 7…

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