Responding to customer queries made on the manufacturer’s online forum about a rumour that the ICS upgrade may not emerge until July, the Sony staff member wrote: “The roll out is, as always, gradual and will not happen over night for all phones. Some phones might get the update in late May whilst others will get it in mid June”.
Ice Cream Sandwich will bring a range of new features to the Xperia S including numerous performance tweaks and Face Unlock. Also coming with the OS upgrade is Android Beam, which uses NFC to transfer data between compatible devices.
Sony began an ICS update for older handsets in the Xperia range in April, upgrading the Arc S, Neo V and Ray to the latest version of Google’s mobile platform, but so far has failed to introduced the new software to its flagship device.
The Japanese manufacturer has also been surprisingly open in its advice to customers about OS upgrades, warning users of older Xperia phones that the new Android software may not run smoothly on their devices.