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Sony Mobile releases new Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for 2011 Xperia phones

21 August 2012 by
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• Sony Xperia A
• Sony Xperia Acro S
• Sony Xperia Advance
• Sony Xperia C
• Sony Xperia E
• Sony Xperia E Dual
• Sony Xperia E1
• Sony Xperia E1 Dual
• Sony Xperia Ion LT28at
• Sony Xperia J
• Sony Xperia L
• Sony Xperia M2
• Sony Xperia Miro
• Sony Xperia Neo L
• Sony Xperia P
• Sony Xperia S
• Sony Xperia SL
• Sony Xperia Sola
• Sony Xperia SP
• Sony Xperia SX
• Sony Xperia T
• Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
• Sony Xperia Tipo
• Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
• Sony Xperia TL
• Sony Xperia TX
• Sony Xperia U
• Sony Xperia V
• Sony Xperia VL
• Sony Xperia X Performance
• Sony Xperia Z
• Sony Xperia Z Ultra
• Sony Xperia Z1
• Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
• Sony Xperia Z2
• Sony Xperia Z3
• Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
• Sony Xperia ZL
• Sony Xperia ZQ
• Sony Xperia ZR
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness
• Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
• Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

From the forum:
Sony Mobile today announced that it has released an updated version of the Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Updated Android ICS ready for 2011 Xperia smartphones

Today we updated a Xperia Arc we have lying around in the office with a new ICS update from Sony Mobile The update does not include the new Walkman, Album or Movies apps which the Xperia P saw last week. We have not been able to find a release note for this particular update, but the new Android 4.0.4 release for the 2011 Xperia models are said to remove bug fixes, improve performance in addition to other improvements.

The next Xperia smartphones from 2011 receiving the new Ice Cream Sandwich update are Xperia Arc, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Mini, Xperia Pro, Xperia Active and Xperia Ray. An availability notification for the update will be sent OTA to these smartphones starting this week. On our Xperia Arc, we had not received the notification yet, but the Sony update service was ready with the update and let us install the new ICS firmware this afternoon.




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jplacson7 years ago
Xperia ray 4.0.4 update already out!
kewsvnet7 years ago
hope this update improves the performance of the music player!!! everything is working great for me on my mini pro ICS... but the music player can not seem to handle the music I have...I do admit I have over a thousand songs....but when i try to scroll the to a particular album and open songs the app just crashes.....so using winamp now which seems to browse the songs just fine. really hope they fix the music player as i really like the inbuilt one
Supa_Fly7 years ago
Xperia Arc and Arc/S models here in Canada get the update as well. Xperia S is end of September (at least in Canada)
jplacson7 years ago

On 2012-08-21 19:54:09, kewsvnet wrote:
hope this update improves the performance of the music player!!! everything is working great for me on my mini pro ICS... but the music player can not seem to handle the music I have...I do admit I have over a thousand songs....but when i try to scroll the to a particular album and open songs the app just crashes.....so using winamp now which seems to browse the songs just fine. really hope they fix the music player as i really like the inbuilt one

Hi kewsvet, what micro SD card are you using? Is it a class 10? I had issues before with the Class 2 that my xperia ray came with, switched to a Class 6 from Sandisk, seemed to solve them.
Also try Poweramp Music Player, instead of the stock player. The interface is quite similar to the stock one, but added gesture control and more audio settings.
chunkybeats7 years ago
im still not convinced that ics update will be good, im happy with the silky smooth of gingerbread!
As for music player I highly recommend cloud skipper and it's free too! does all what poweramp does.
I have 32gb class 10 in my neo v runs like a dream!
jplacson7 years ago
Thanks chunkbeats! Will try cloud skipper!

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