Sony Offering Android 4.0 Beta to Some Phones
Feb 24, 2012, 7:50 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sony Mobile recently made beta preview versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available to a number of its smartphones. The beta ROM is available to the Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Xperia Ray. It follows an alpha build of Android 4.0 released for these same phones at the end of 2011. Sony has said it will deliver a final version of Android 4.0 to these phones by March. The preview gives the owners of the Arc S, Neo V, and Ray a chance to get use Android 4.0 without the need to root their phones. Not all features and functions work 100%, but the majority of them do.
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Oct 19, 2012
Sony Mobile today revealed a list of its devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Sony, the bulk of its 2012 Xperia lineup will receive Jelly Bean, including the Xperia T, TX, and V.
Mar 30, 2012
Sony today indicated via its web site that it will push the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Xperia arc S, neo V, and ray starting in mid-April. The update will be distributed over the course of four to six weeks.
Dec 21, 2011
Sony Ericsson today provided more information about when it expects to update its Xperia Android smartphones to Ice Cream Sandwich. The first wave of handsets (Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Ray) will be updated in late March or early April, says Sony Ericsson, which is currently in the process of merging Android 4.0 with its Xperia software.
Nov 28, 2011
Sony Ericsson recently revealed that it is going to discontinue its Sony Ericsson Sync service, which was meant to help users of Sony Ericsson devices, such as the Xperia line of smartphones, keep their contacts synced properly across devices. In a note posted to its support forums Sony Ericsson lays out the steps users need to take to make sure their contacts and other date are backed up.