Saturday 22 October 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Xperia handsets says Sony Ericsson.

Samsung may be the only smartphone manufacturer to have Google’s latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich on their Galaxy Nexus, however, the competition is not far behind. Yesterday it was reported that Motorola as well as HTC are looking at all features and functionalities to get the latest Android OS on to their handsets. Now, Sony Ericsson has announced that they too are ready for a taste of ICS on their Xperia line of handsets, a report by Engadget states.

When contacted by the website, the company responded by saying, “Sony Ericsson is currently rolling out the upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 across its entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio. This software upgrade will be available through a phased roll out in select markets. Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us.”

Engadget states that Sony Ericsson did not give any specific time frame as to when Ice Cream Sandwich would be available on their handsets. They did however say that all official announcements regarding software updates would be made known through their blog. So as of now, Samsung continues to lead the race as the sole manufacturer with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and though the competition is playing catch up, there is still a fair amount of time till they get a bite of ICS.

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