Sony Ericsson Android 4.0 update roadmap revealed, a while yet

By Posted 21 Dec 2011, 17:01

Last month we gave you the news that Sony Ericsson had confirmed that its entire 2011 Xperia lineup will be receiving the latest version of the Android operating system. Today we have some more news as the Sony Ericsson Android 4.0 update roadmap is revealed, and is a while yet before owners can enjoy the new OS.

The company has now detailed its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade plans, and according to SlashGear it will be landing on the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V, and Xperia ray first. This is expected to begin at the end of March or early April, and although Sony Ericsson has promised to update all of its current model range some devices may have to wait until the middle part of next year for it.

By the end of April or early May the company has said it will start rolling out the new software to the original Xperia arc along with the Xperia mini, Xperia neo, Xperia Play, Xperia active, and the mini Xperia pro. It has also been announced that the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will also be updated around the same time.

You have to remember though that when the upgrade begins to be rolled out not all users can expect to receive it at the same time. The update will see a staggered rollout with each one taking a number of weeks to complete.

There could also be further delays as individual carriers test the software on their networks before releasing it to their customers. Users can also expect to see Sony Ericsson’s customized interface with the update operating system. By the time many handsets finally receive Android 4.0 we can expect to see a least one more new version by then.

Do you think companies should get their handsets updated quicker after a new Android OS is released?