Finally Android 4.0 ICS update available for Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray in India. Sony Mobile has officially announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update has become available for the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and the Ray. Having said this, Sony mobile communications is yet to push out a the ICS 4.0 update for the Xperia S which is their new hero device.
The updated devices which will get include improve performance, improved web browser, new widgets, new dialer, enhanced lock screen, Face Unlock, new Multi-tasking interface, Data Consumption monitor, better Gmail, Group Phonebook, Voice Search and many more.
The update is not an OTA (Over the Air) update and users will have to connect their devices with a computer. Windows users can use the PC Companion suite to update their device, while Mac will need to use the Sony Bridge for Mac suite. Sony says Flash support is going to be disabled once the device is updated, however the user can mitigate the issue buy downloading the latest Flash player.
Other warnings add a general warning concerning a performance blip as well as the disabling of some applications. Sony says users can enable these apps using a performance assistant app that will include the ICS update.
Other Sony devices including Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman would receive the update by the end of May/early June and could be available for Sony Xperia S in late-Q2 2012.