Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD to get Android 4.0 from July in Japan

by XB on 26th March 2012

in Android, Firmware, Xperia - Japan Models

Japanese mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, released a statement earlier today confirming that eighteen devices across its network will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich starting from July 2012. This includes two Xperia devices – the Xperia acro HD and the Xperia NX (Japanese equivalent of the Xperia S).

This could indicate that the timeline for the Xperia S ICS update will also be towards the end of Q2 2012 i.e. closer to June than April. However, no firm timeline has been given by Sony Mobile so we’ll keep our fingers crossed that it comes earlier.

The translation is a bit sketchy but other handsets including the Xperia PLAY, Xperia ray, Xperia acro and Xperia arc are currently being considered for an Android 4.0 update by NTT DoCoMo, although details on these handsets will be announced separately. In western markets, Sony Mobile previously confirmed that all 2011 Xperia handsets will be updated to ICS.

  • Asad Mulla

    THATS LATE!!!!!!
    If its July in Japan then UK will be even later. NOT GOOD. Launching with 2.3.7 was bad enough but then to say 6 month before you can have ICS. XB have a word with them

  • XperiaBlog

    Remember this will be carrier optimised firmware, so we have every reason to believe that the Q2 timeline for the Xperia S ICS update will be met. It may just fall towards the end of Q2. 

  • My understanding of this is that Sony has promised NTT DoCoMo that ICS will be available by then. It could still be ” surprise” released to unbranded phones tomorrow for all we know.

  • mountain

    Japanese firmware is always very late in updating handsets. I remember getting 2.3.4 months after everyone else, with no bootloader unlocking, tonnes of boltware and no sweep panorama. I stil have no info if the original acro will be upped to ICS. To my understanding, the XS will have ICS in April.

  • TheIndonesian

    maaan, xperia acro hd is just freakin awsome! @XperiaBlog:disqus , please, PLEASE! talk to sony and tell them to release acro hd to worldwide! I just cant stand looking at this video and knowing that it wont come worldwide, i mean, come on! the video was showing the acro hd being thrown to the snow many times and they were laughing at joy:(

    compared to xperia s, the acro hd is REALLY worth of buying (whatever the price is) after hearing the batery problem and the lack of micro sd on the xperia s :( after hearing all this news, i now have a huge doubt on buying the xperia s, wth fml.

  • kervin88

    That just means that I will get my arc ICS update earlier. Japan updates are late. Hit the source xperiablog gave. Galaxy S II is also in July time-frame, ICS on that phone is already out in some market :D

  • Asad Mulla

     Taht ok for my because I have ageneric but still…. too long

  • Asad Mulla

     That good to hear (for us in other parts of the world that is atleast) but with Sony tablet its Japan first so since its Sony mobile I was thoinking maybe Japan first for phones also.

  • Guest

    ….and STILL no release date for the ION. See? Didn’t I tell you fools? Sony is very obviously ignorning the Xperia ion now. AND THIS my friends, IS PROOF! they already announced the release date for even MORE Xperias made exclusively for Asia. STILL no information on the ION itself. It’s official man, Sony can go suck a cow. I’m done.

  • I think your comment broke my brain..

  • kervin88

    Didn’t Sony Mobile announce that Xperia ion is slated for Q2 release? Hopefully, May at latest. Please do search the web instead of this senseless rants.

  • Nayagan

    Sony Xperia S to be announced in India on the 10th of April

  • Nayagan
  • I am still waiting for ICS for Xperia Ray. >,<

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