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[Update: Nevermind] Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to all 2011 Sony Ericsson Handsets

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.

[via SoMobile]

[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]




  • RitishOemraw

    “Sony Ericsson has confirmed to SoMobile that their entire lineup of devices released in 2011 will receive an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q42011/Q12012.”

    fixed the line for you…..
    This is what I think has more chance of happening then a timely upgrade.

    • miso_sori

      IMO Q4 2011 would be a timely upgrade, but I would supsect it’s more likely Q1 2012…or later.

      • Roger_Ramshit

        Try never. History will be repeated. Why would they announce this….so people will buy more SE devices now. Once SE have your money your no longer their customer but a liability.

    • MarcusDW

      FACEPALM

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7O5ABRUQC4XMV4U35MIOT6GMUU Joe

      “Sony Ericsson has confirmed to SoMobile that their entire lineup of devices released in 2011 will receive an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, eventually.”

      I fixed your line that you fixed for them for you.

      Your prediction would be damn near immediately after Ice Cream Sandwich comes out. Q42011 is the same quarter it’s coming out.

  • Jdog25

    I believe it when I see it.

    Nothing against Sony but I have heard that line to many times already.

    • Roger_Ramshit

      You’ll never see it I am afraid.

  • RedPandaAlex

    That’s a pretty ballsy statement considering it’s not even finished yet. I hope it’s an indication that Google is providing assurances and taking steps to make upgrades smoother for all OEMs.

    • Roger_Ramshit

      It’s not ballsy when you don’t mean it.

  • Roger_Ramshit

    A Sony handset that will be upgraded in the near future….heard that one before. Sony…your marketing lies won’t catch as many this time around.