Sony Ericsson promised to stay committed to the Android platform, and things are definitely looking good. One of the main requests from customers is for timely updates, and it seems Sony Ericsson is working on this. The company has just confirmed that all current Xperia devices (from 2011) will receive the highly anticipated update to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0?).
Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the hottest topics this year. This Android version is supposed to merge the tablet and phone interfaces into one operating system. Everyone has big hopes for ICS, and Xperia users probably started celebrating after reading the title of this post.
When it comes to future platforms of the Android OS, we will make them available to consumers in a timely manner, as long as they improve the user experience and are viable from a hardware point of viewSony EricssonOfficial Comment
Whether this update will be pushed out in a timely manner or not is still unknown, but Sony Ericsson swears by it. If ICS starts rolling out to these phones soon after its release, this just might move Sony Ericsson away from the bad reputation from which it’s been trying to escape. According to Sony Ericsson, all 2011 Xperia devices have ICS-compatible hardware, so we better see those updates coming!
We know Ice Cream Sandwich should be released around October or November. This means it could show its face in a few weeks at the earliest. When do you think Sony Ericsson will have these updates ready? Soon after ICS is released? Maybe by December? Let’s hope they come before 2012, at least. They will if Sony Ericsson wants more love from their customers.
And just like that, Sony Ericsson has gone ahead and clarified that they have not made such commitment. Though SoMobile claims that a UK spokesperson was their source for these news, it seems like Sony Ericsson’s PR team does not agree with them.
Apparently such decision has not been done yet. So, move along, guys… Nothing to see here…
Who knows, though? Sony Ericsson might simply not want us to expect too much from them, and most (or all) devices might still get ICS. What do you guys think? Will we be seeing Android 4.0 on current Xperia devices?