Sony Ericsson has tried to stay honest about their plans to roll out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012, but obviously there have been some major changes recently, which makes it impossible for Sony Ericsson to actually announce or do anything. It’s been left to Sony to take the reigns, and the company has come forward this morning to officially announce that the roll-out for Ice Cream Sandwich will begin in mid-April, and include three handsets right at the start.
The first three devices to get ICS will be the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, the Xperia neo V, and the Xperia ray. These updates will begin in mid-April, and roll-out accordingly to each handset, which should take about four to six weeks to reach every owner out there. After that, the Xperia PLAY, the Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia mini pro, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, and the Xperia Active are expected to see their own taste of the latest version of Android sometime by late May, maybe even early June.
Now, several of these phones have carrier-branded versions floating around the world, and you may have one of those particular devices (especially here in the States). Sony points out that there may be some hold-up for those devices, as Sony has to get the update verified and green-lit by the carriers. So, testing, as usual.
But, it’s a start.