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Sony says Xperia ICS updates begin in two weeks warns of possible

first_imgMore than four months ago, Sony promised that their entire 2011 line-up of Xperia Android smartphones would be receiving OTA updates to Ice Cream Sandwich. At the time, no schedule was announced — but Sony has now cleared the air on the Xperia blog.Starting in the middle of this month, a trio of phones will being receiving Android 4.0 firmware: the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray. Sony says the rollout will be gradual, and that the process will take about four to six weeks to complete. At that point — some time in mid-May or early June — additional phones will be added to the mix.Next up will be the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, and Xperia active. The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (their equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy Player range) will also be included in round two.Interestingly, Sony took the time to caution users that some Xperia phones might take a bit of a performance hit following the update. They note that it’s a significant change, and that ICS is “brimming with new features and functionality.” That, of course, means that your Xperia hardware will have to do a bit more heavy lifting than it does with Gingerbread installed.Realistically, the only phone on the list that might have some trouble are those running the older single-core Qualcomm Scorpion processor. Then again, plenty of folks are running ICS on similar hardware and it works just fine — so Sony may just be playing it safe and making sure that Xperia owners are aware that it’s a possibility, however remote.More at Sonylast_img read more