Many hearts – mostly of fans of Sony devices – were broken when Sony launched the Xperia S with Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the same Android OS version Sony’s last year’s flagship device, Xperia Arc, launched with. No wonder Xperia S owners have been waiting eagerly for the Android 4.0 ICS update from Sony from day one.
If you own a Sony Xperia S (one of the best android phones right now), you’ll be happy to hear that a Sony employee has spoken on the update time frame, and believes that it would be late May or early June ‘12 when Sony launches Ice Cream Sandwich update for Xperia S, company’s this year’s flagship device, although more powerful devices are already in plans: Sony Hayabusa ST29i, Xperia GX and Xperia SX.
One gotta wonder why Xperia S was launched in April ‘12 by Sony without the Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed on it, despite Google launching the ICS in November ‘11, considering the fact that the company successfully launched the Arc last year in April with Gingerbread, even if it was released by Google only in December ‘10. Sony looked really good at it, but it seems Android 4.0 is a tough thing and that it needs more time developing on – quite rightly too, after all, it’s pretty massive update compared to Gingerbread or any other previous version of Android.
Oh btw, you don’t really have to wait for May or June ‘12 to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich on your Xperia S, because Sony might take much time but the unofficial roms are available from the incredible developer community which will get you Android 4.0 ICS love right now – we’re talking about CM9 custom rom for Xperia S, in case you didn’t figure that out already.
Via The Verge