Sony’s promise to update its entire 2011 line-up to Android 4.0 is the best news Sony fans have seen in a long time. The update are coming slowly, but surely, and today’s lucky users are those who own the Xperia Mini.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update will make your phone feel like a completely new device, and it is being rolled out as we speak. Not everyone will be able to simply jump in and grab the update, though. In fact, it is not being carried out over the air.
Instead, users will have to use the PC companion program or Bridge for Mac in order to update their devices. This will make the process much less intuitive compared to your standard OTA updates, but at least there is an official way to get your Android 4.0 update.
Xperia Mini owners will simply have to double check to see if their device is yet available for an update. This is done by checking the Sales Item (SI) 8-digit number under the battery. One can then check the growing list of SI numbers straight from the official Sony website.
The inclusion of your number in the list will mean that your software update is ready to go and you can proceed to use the computer program to update your device.
[Source: Sony Mobile]