The Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update has started to be released to a number of smartphones on the Xperia line of Sony (NYSE:SNE). The first three smartphones to receive the update were the Sony Xperia Arc S, Ray and Neo V. Sony made the confirmation recently that the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update will be released to all 2011 models of the smartphone. The update will be initially released in Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway.
The other countries are expected to receive the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update within six weeks’ time. After the first three models of the Xperia smartphone, the update is expected to be released to the Xperia Active, Arc, Neo, Pro, Mini Pro, Mini, Play, and the Live with Walkman.
The Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update is expected to be released to these smartphones by June.
A spreadsheet was also made available for users who may want to check if their smartphone units are already set to receive the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update. Users can check the model number of their devices on the list of smartphones on the spreadsheet. It will be necessary for users to connect their smartphone units to a Mac or a PC although the list provided by Sony will allow give users the heads up on when their smartphone units are set to receive the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update.
The release of the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update comes as Samsung has scheduled the release of the same update for its Galaxy S2 units although the SIM-free units were scheduled to receive the update after the network-based units. A number of industry watchers are monitoring the release of the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update for its Xperia line of devices.
Sony recently indicated that although the Sony Xperia Android 4.0 update will offer new features for the Xperia devices, the stability of the Gingerbread Android OS may also offer users the option to continue using the previous version of the Android OS.