News by Andrew Kameka on Friday August 17, 2012.
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Sony Mobile has started upgrading the Xperia P from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony announced today that the update has started in select markets and will continue to rollout to phones in all regions over the next few weeks. Sony did not detail the order of markets slated for ICS, but Xperia P owners can visit the Sony product page to check for updates.
The Xperia P will notify users in some markets when their phones are ready to update. Sony says that others may have to install Android 4.0 through a companion app for Mac and PC.
Once installed, the update will add the standout features of Ice Cream Sandwich. Users will get a new lock screen, including the ability to unlock the phone with facial recognition; resizable widgets; improved app switching; and optimized data and power management. The update will also deliver a new set of media apps for music, movies, and photos.
Sony also announced that the Xperia U, Xperia sola, and Xperia go are the next devices that will soon be updated to Android 4.0. A release date for those models has not been published.source: Sony
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