News by Dan Seifert on Thursday October 20, 2011.
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Sony Ericsson has revealed that it will likely offer upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its 2011 line 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.
In a statement provided to Engadget, Sony Ericsson said "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."
It is nice to see a company committed to updating and supporting its already released devices, despite the rapid development of Android, which can make such support difficult. 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.
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