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

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