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Sony Ericsson to Dish Out Ice Cream Sandwich to Existing EXPERIA Smartphones



In addition to news that Motorola will be rolling out upgrades to the Motorola Droid Bionic and Droid RAZR to Google’s next-generation Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Sony Ericsson is giving a preliminary statement that it will bless its current generation XPERIA Android smartphones with the delectable Google dessert.

Sony Ericsson‘s Netherlands arm posted on Facebook that it is in the midst of rolling out Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but after that process is completed, the company is planning on rolling out what is implied as Ice Cream Sandwich to its current generation handset. Engadget inquired with the smartphone-maker and received the following response:

Sony Ericsson is currently rolling out the upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 across its entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio. This software upgrade will be available through a phased roll out in select markets. Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us.
Most likely, older XPERIA handsets will not be blessed with Ice Cream Sandwich and only the most current generation handsets will receive the upgrade. We’ll find out more soon when Sony Ericsson posts its final verdict on its blog.

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