Sony has announced that the Sony Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich update has begun to roll out and will continue to roll out globally over the next few weeks.
In a blog post, the company confirmed the Sony Xperia P ICS roll out which will take the Xperia-branded device from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android 4.0, while feature rich, is not Google’s latest piece of mobile software. That honor goes to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was announced in June at Google I/O.
It’s unclear if the Sony Xperia P will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean though Sony has said that it is evaluating updates for its current Xperia devices.
At the very least, it will now for sure be getting Android 4.0 ICS which means it will be getting a number of new features including a new user interface, a new Gmail application, a better browser, Face Unlock, and a whole lot more.
Other features include:
- New ways to experience your media with new media applications – “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”
- Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
- Lock screen with improved functionality
- Resizable widgets for improved personalization
- Improved control of your mobile data consumption
- Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications
In addition to confirming the good news for Sony Xperia P owners, Sony also confirmed that it will be rolling out ICS to the Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go, though it hasn’t confirmed a specific date for any of those.
Sony says that it will be letting owners of those devices know about their updates soon.
The company continues to be one of the best when it comes to communicating with its customers about major Android updates. While other companies remain silent, Sony is working diligently to keep its community updated with the latest news about upgrades for its assortment of handsets.