Android ICS Xperia firmware certified for Xperia arc, arc S, neo V and ray

by XB on 1st April 2012

in Android, Firmware, Xperia arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia ray

New firmware (4.1.A.0.562) was certified by the PTCRB for four 2011 Sony Xperia handsets – the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Whilst it is difficult to know exactly what this firmware represents, the likelihood is that this will be the Android 4.0 ICS Xperia update. So why do we think this is ICS?

Well the beta ICS firmware versions for the Xperia arc S and Xperia PLAY were both prefixed 4.1.X.X.X. Also Sony Mobile has confirmed that the first 2011 Xperia handsets to get the Android 4.0 update will be the Xperia arc S, neo V and ray. The only thing spoiling this theory is that the original Xperia arc has also been certified with the same firmware and SM recently confirmed a late May launch for the arc. Either way, this still looks like ICS firmware to us, which means the countdown to Android 4.0 for Xperia users has begun.

Thanks Pratik!

  • Felipe Pimenta

    It’s hard to believe anything today, but we’ll see soon enought.

  • adsada_arc

    Could we hope that this is a sign, that maybe original arc users will get it at the same time as the arc s, neo v and ray?! :D

  • The Arc is certified at the same time as the Arc S because they are the same device. PTCRB filed the Arc S as a ‘variant’ on the regular Arc, so certification takes less time (no extra tests needed on common hardware between them). Sony still decides when they release the software, they can theoretically start pushing it the moment they’re certified, but that doesn’t mean they can’t change their own schedule.

  • saeen

    Only sad thing is Xperia S is getting ICS late. It’s because I bought it & I’m unlucky with updates :P

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  • Suhaib Haidar

    I think this update is latest OTA update will rolling for Xperia ’11 devices, and it will Android 2.3.7, other ways the ICS update will start with 6.x.x.x.x and it will be available only from PCs


  • AMAT

    What about the original Xperia Neo? Will it get the ICS too?

  • Sam

    Nope, Xperia S has firmware with that prefix

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  • Asad Mulla

    If remember, it was about 2 weeks from certification to handset before. Hopefully same again meaning mid April. Hopefully

  • My guess is that it will be a 2.3.7 update… the ICS  bet was 4.1.C….

  • Harikrishnan

    What about Xperia Pro?

  • kervin88

    No more GB update for 2011 SE phones, I read it somewhere months ago. The last would be 2.3.4. The new certified firmware must really be ICS, hopefully.

  • AlexBurnout

    Great news

  • good new for my current Arc S :) a little sad for my S, though :P

  • Asad Mulla

     for a second there I thought you meant GB as great britain. I was thinking what you on about. then I realised you meant Ginger Bread.

  • Nope, the 6.X.X.X.X-firmware får Xperia S is just about UX = 6.0, while the older Xperia models will get UX 4.0/5.0. 

  • Migui 98 the ROM is avariable now!!! watch the video and download the ROM.

  • AlexBurnout

    Sony 4 life! But what about the Xperia mini (pro)

  • Angel M.

    Good Job SONY. Im Just happy that SONY is releases ICS for 2011 Xperia Phones even though SONY has no obligation to do so. So to those who are all angry about a late release of ICS by SONY…Stop being fucking stupid and be patient.

  • Sam

    That is not 4.0. Stop spamming

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  • Pete Thompson

    I love the support for the phones, Sony really look after their customers despite moving on with new technology. Im dead chuffed its coming to Arc, despite being the slower compared to Arc S at 1.4ghz, its still a beefy enough phone. Makes me want ot buy the Arc 2 next time round.

  • Soldier James

    Im with ya there. I brought it too and thought it was because of me, but now I know it was you it is a great weight off my mind. :-)

  • Utkarsh_humney

    They are making soo late for neo v.

  • I hope so, because this phone was their last chance (i gave them THREE chances: t300 became unreliable, W950i was slow and bad software; so i thought: this time they don’t write the base software so less risk) 
    I had a nokia and a samsung phone in between who had faaaaaaaar better software stability and speed!

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