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Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming in Late Q2



Instead of rolling out in early June as was originally promised, it now looks like the Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update will instead be rolling out at some point in the latter part of Q2.

In a post on its forums, courtesy of Xperia Blog, Sony has confirmed the bad news to Xperia S owners. It has also issued an apology to Xperia S owners who were led to believe that the update would be rolling out sometime in late May or early June.

Instead, the software will be hitting devices in the latter part of Q2 which all but means that it won’t be rolling out until the late part of June. Fortunately, we only sit a few weeks out so Xperia S owners don’t have too much of a wait on their hands.

Still, that has to be somewhat frustrating to those that have been waiting for the Android 4.0 update arrive and even more frustrating for those on carrier branded versions of the Xperia S.

Sony will likely roll out the update to unbranded versions of the Xperia S first and then roll out the update to carrier models. So that means it could be the middle of summer before some Xperia S owners see the update .

Again. Sony should be commended for its communication. It has been extremely forthcoming about details in regards to Android 4.0 updates for its phones and while this delay may not be what some owners want, the openness in regards to the situation should be welcomed.

Originally announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Sony Xperia S started shipping worldwide during the month of February. It’s not officially available on any carrier in the United States. Instead, it will be heading to AT&T’s 4G LTE network as the Sony Xperia Ion at some point in the future.

The Sony Xperia S packs quite a punch as it features a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and a spacious a 4.3-inch 720p HD display. It also has a 12MP rear camera and Near-Field Communications support.

And once the phone is upgraded to Android 4.0, it should make the experience on the Xperia S an even better one.



  1. Mr Koolaid

    05/22/2012 at 12:08 pm

    phone looks great! ice cream sandwich will make it better!

  2. Jay

    05/24/2012 at 1:27 pm

    On the other hand Sony cannot be commended on their communication regarding the US release of the Xperia Ion. It’s as as if it doesn’t even exist anymore for the US market.

  3. Rick

    06/12/2012 at 7:36 am

    I agree with you Jay. I have been waiting for the Ion since it was announced in January. I have been in contact with Sony and they said it was a carrier issue, so I called the carrier and they say they have no word from Sony when the phone will ship. Seems like a cat and mouse game and meanwhile other phones are coming out (as promised) that seem to put the Ion in yesterday’s news already. The Samsung Galaxy S III will be released as promised and I may just have to get that one!

  4. sandarsh

    06/18/2012 at 7:08 pm

    I am seriously waiting for its arrival… Sony plz release it as early as possible

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  6. Ryan

    07/29/2012 at 1:38 pm

    As by now it’s known that The Ion is released already. As of the date: 6/24/2012 it was released on AT&T. In fact this Phone was bought on an upgrade 2 days after it’s release. My comment is being typed using the Xperia Ion. I love this phone. Only wish ICS was put for it. I do wonder if the update files for the Xperia S can be used on the Xperia Ion since they have similar hardware specifications. I for one want to test that theory.

  7. Ryan

    07/29/2012 at 1:44 pm

    For questions about the Ion and want to know more about how it works, features and pros and cons please email me at [email protected] I will and anything you want to know, and with many questions will also share a blog on blogger about the topic. ( if my email did show up please use for what It is intended for. All spam or questions not related to this topic will be blocked, placed in my spam folder and or deleted. Thank you.

  8. Ryan

    07/29/2012 at 1:46 pm

    I will answer anything you want to know I mean. My apologies my hands typed faster than I had thought ( I skipped a word or 2)

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