A recent video gave hints that the Android 4.0 upgrade may be released to the Sony Xperia S. It appears that Sony (NYSE:SNE) may be preparing for the release of the Android 4.0 upgrade to the Sony Xperia S as it updates the current operating system of the smartphone from the Gingerbread Android to the Ice Cream Sandwich Android.
The Android 4.0 upgrade will offer a number of new features to the Sony Xperia S including the People App, a better data management app, the Chrome Beta for Android , and an enhanced multi-tasking interface.
A Sony fan blog from Thailand introduced the final build for the Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS being used on the Sony Xperia S. However it should be noted that the device may not use a pure Ice Cream Sandwich Android user interface although a number of new features will come with the Android 4.0 upgrade.
Some of these features that will be added with the Android 4.0 upgrade include instant access to music apps, the camera pp, and a new lock screen in addition to some services offered by Sony.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Android shown in the video following the Android 4.0 upgrade is the latest build of the Android OS with a number of software enhancements and bug fixes.
Industry watchers consider the Sony Xperia S as the best Android-powered smartphone from Sony with its 4.3-inch screen with a 342 pixel density. The device also features a dual-core processor, 12MP camera, and a 1GB RAM.
The Sony Xperia S is currently not available in the US market although third party retailers are already making an unlocked version of the device available in the market at a price tag of around $550.
The official blog update of Sony revealed that Android 4.0 upgrade will be made available to the Sony Xperia S by the end of June.