If you bought a Sony Xperia S, Sony’s flagship Android smartphone of the moment, and are wondering when it will be updated to the latest version of the operating system, this is for you. Unfortunately though there’s still no answer to the ‘why would Sony launch the Xperia S running Gingerbread, when HTC was able to release its One series running ICS without problems?’ question.
Still, the update is coming, and you won’t have a lot of waiting to do from now on. The update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is set to arrive in late May or early June at the latest. There’s nothing more specific to speak of yet, but that still means that in less than a month, your Xperia S will be enjoying a healthy dose of Ice Cream.
Of course, the usual caveats apply. The first phones to be updated will probably be those that were sold unlocked and unbranded. If you got yours from your carrier of choice, it will dictate when (or if) you receive the update. Also keep in mind that the rollout of the update will be gradual, and it will probably take a few weeks for all the unlocked Xperia S units to receive it.
The information about the time frame comes from a member of Sony’s Xperia S support team, who posted on the official Xperia S support forum. So it’s pretty much from the horse’s mouth. We’ll let you know if anything changes.
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