Sony has launched the mid-range smartphones – Xperia P, U, Go, and Sola earlier this year, but the sad part is that all these smartphones were shipped with the out-dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The good part is that Sony has promised that all users of these smartphones will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, but the company has never revealed a date for this update. Sony has now started rolling out a new software update for Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia Go, and Xperia Sola that brings bug fixes and performance tweaks.
Before you get excited, this update won’t bring the newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your device, but it does bring several bug fixes and improvements. Sony says that the Ice Cream Sandwich update includes improvements to: stability, WiFi, tethering/portable hotspot, NFC, camera (capture and playback), and Messaging.
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The company says that all Xperia P users will get a notification when the upgrade is ready, but the availability will depend on different markets and carriers.
Xperia U, Xperia Go, and Xperia Sola users who have already upgraded to ICS, will receive a notification in the phone and they will be able to download it over-the-air. Those of you who are still using Gingerbread will need to upgrade to the new software using the PC Companion or Bridge for Mac.
The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade will depend on the carrier and market. No doubt many people were eagerly waiting for this update. If you own an Xperia device, then have you got the update? Did the update bring any performance improvements to your device? We’d love to know.