Current Xperia phones to get Android 4.0 ice cream Sandwich

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Sony Ericsson are not resting with their quest to become first among Android driven smartphones. Sony Ericsson has confirmed that Xperia phones released in 2011 will come with Abdroid 4.0 ice cream sandwich. The devices are currently selling with Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread.

The devices released this year are Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, neo, play, mini, mini pro, ray, active, and Xperia arc s. Specifics as to when this will be available are not yet available though.

Carly Page says:

Although we don’t know much about the incoming update, Google’s promising it’ll be “the most ambitious one yet”, and will bring “all the good stuff” that Honeycomb offers to Android-powered smartphones – including its its holographic user interface, multitasking launcher, and support for advanced applications.

Google has also confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich will come with a feature dubbed ‘Virtual Camera Operator’, Android’s answer to Microsoft Kinect. According to the search-engine giant this tech will use face detection technology to work out who is talking, offering-up clearer and more advanced video calling features.Other incoming features include; peer-to-peer NFC functionality, the ability for Android phones to work as USB hubs for hooking up external devices, and what ever else Google is keeping under wraps.

Devices will ofcourse first get the already announced upgrade to Android 2.3.4. In Kenya the recently announced Xperia phones were launched on Android 2.3.2 were slated to be sold by Hari Krishna and Safaricom  and they promised to announce the prices within the week, we are yet to hear a word from them on the pricing.

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