Update: Sony says ICS upgrade hitting 2011 Xperia phones this week, but us Canadians will most likely see it in September

Ian Hardy

August 21, 2012 9:10am

Sony posted a note on their company blog that informed Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray users that the upgrade to Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is starting to roll out this week. Of course there was the usual asterisk that stated “The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade will vary by market and carrier requirements.”

TELUS has already upgraded the ray to ICS in June, but those Rogers and Fido customers who have the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia mini and Xperia pro can expect it to hit their device sometime in September. Still no confirmation on when/if we’ll see OS 4.1 Jelly Bean arrive.

Update: Sony Canada has posted a note that the upgrade to ICS is now available for the Xperia arc and ars S, plus the ion and other will get OS 4.0.4 in September. Read more details here.

Source: Sony Mobile
Via: Phandroid

  • Hinds2009

    That’s why I want a Sony nexus! Sony hardware with Google updates!

  • m82a1

    Bless you telus for upgrading the Xperia Ray in June. I’ve recently dealt with the Xperia Ray, and its such a cute little phone, perfect for a new comer to android.

  • Jamma28

    This is why you should always buy Nexus phones and never by Sony phones. 🙂

  • Phil R

    OK Fido, give me the update quick, My xperia Pro needs it. God speed!

  • squirrel_masher

    And the Xperia Ion will just have to wait for 2013 I guess…

  • Deli

    Samsung and Asus are on their game too with their flagship devices. Nexus S got ICS AFTER Galaxy S II and a month before the N7000. nexus lost some of its luster.

    As for JB, Google rolled that out very nicely.

    • whaaaaaaat?

      Nexus S got ICS 4.0.1 last December before the SGS2, there was some bugs so we got 4.0.4 afterwards, but the Nexus S still got ICS before everyone else aside from the Galaxy Nexus…

  • TedVancouver

    My Sony Xperia arc received the ICS 4.0.4 this morning!

    • Phil R

      I’m soooooo jealous!!!!! You lucky guy!!

  • Sam

    I received the update for Xperia Arc..

  • Gregg

    Glad I guess for 2011 users – Have/Had Ion which shipped recently July, 2012 with Gingerbread and still no sign/word of ICS for the Sony “flagship” LTE phone touted correctly as “cheap” on latest Rogers Commercial. Sadly out the money but Samsung SIII just arrived and getting ready to switch over and unload Ion on eBay.