Android 4.0 was announced on Wednesday and news of Android 4.0 updates have already started pouring out. Sony Ericsson confirmed via its Dutch Facebook page that the company will bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich to its 2011 lineup of Xperia smartphones. The company is still in the process of deploying Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread to its recent devices, but once that is done, it intends to move on to “the next version of Android available to” it.
Sony Ericsson’s official statement reads:
“Sony Ericsson is currently rolling out the upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 across its entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio. This software upgrade will be available through a phased roll out in select markets. Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us.”
No word on an official release date for the Ice Cream Sandwich update but seeing how Google hasn’t released the source code for the operating system yet, that was expected. Sony Ericsson will be announcing software upgrades as time goes on, but it has not announced any definitive dates as to when users might see the updates hit their phones. We’ll keep you updated once Sony Ericsson provides more details on their upgrade plan. Stay tuned!