Sony Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich


Sony’s making good on their promise of most 2011 phones being upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. The Sony Xperia Arc and Sony Xperia Neo are the latest, and likely last phones to get the treatment. Updates bring them to Android 4.0.4 and brings some of the UI improvements found in all other updates so far.

More than that, the Sony Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray are all coming from Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. These’ll undoubtedly bring some much needed bug fixes both on Google’s side and Sony’s. You’ll need to use Sony’s companion app to get the update as it’s not available over-the-air.

Unfortunately, not all 2011 Xperia phones are being graced with this update as originally promised. The Xperia Play’s update has been canned for one reason or another, so those users will have to rely on community ROMs if they want to get going on the latest versions of Android. Be sure to find your phone here. [via Xperia Blog]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I love how these xperia phones are getting 4.0.4 while my Gnex still is in 4.0.2

    1. The reason is they are unlocked , no carrier to f*** it up

  2. I just bought an xperia Arc S and the upgrade is not available. A sticker on the box say´s it´s upgradable to Android 4 but only after you buy the phone and check the “IS” number under the battery can you discover that your specific phone is not on the list for upgrades (and the list is closed – so they say). I sent the phone to Sony technical services and they sent it back exactly the same saying that an upgrade is not possible. I can think of many adjectives to Sony’s behaviour but I will keep it civilized, for now.

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