With Android’s next big update right around the corner, handset manufacturers are already starting to make plans regarding getting the new iteration of Google’s smartphone OS to their current generation of handset. Sony Ericsson has confirmed to SoMobile that their entire lineup of devices released in 2011 will receive an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed an October/November launch window for the new Android build, but it is likely current smartphones won’t see an update until some months later. Sony Ericsson, once lambasted for their lack of timely software updates, has improved on the delivery of the latest Android features, but no timeframe was given as to when we might expect Ice Cream Sandwich to begin trickling down to handsets currently running Gingerbread and earlier.
[Update]: Looks like all of that was false. Sony Ericsson has mentioned to SlashGear that no such decision regarding updates has been made. Carry on, folks. [SlashGear]