Sources from The Verge are speculating that Sony will soon be releasing an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia S, Tablet S, Tablet P and other Android-powered gadgets. As the release date is projected for this spring, this shouldn’t be a long wait for most Sony smartphone and tablet owners.
The ICS update is a much-awaited one for Sony customers, as a few rivals already have devices that feature the new Android operating system ready for use. One particular example is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, said to be the first-ever smartphone to come with ICS, no upgrade needed.
Specifications of the Xperia S are impressive, to say the least. The new Sony handset boasts of a dual-core processor that has been rated at a blazing speed of 1.5 GHz, with a solid 1 GB RAM. Its 12-megapixel rear camera beats out the 8-megapixel versions found in other smartphones, while the 4.3-inch touchscreen display is also a cut above the rest. All in all, this seems like a very strong offering from Sony, a great way to start the new year.
Currently, there are many Sony devices that are still running on the somewhat dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, including the brand-new Xperia S. Many have raved about this initial post-Ericsson buyout smartphone, especially after it was unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
However, these same reviewers have mostly expressed slight disappointment over the fact that ICS would not be available out of the box.