Just because it has no “Ericsson” in its name, that doesn’t mean Sony has forgot about its existing Sony Ericsson customers. Quite the contrary, the company is rolling out firmware updates for select devices wearing both names as we speak.
The select devices are Xperia arc and Xperia neo, which users have reportedly started receiving their servings of Ice Cream Sandwich. The phones will be updated to Android 4.0.4 and will remain on kernel 2.6.32.
If you’re eager to find out whether your smartphone is included in the first batch, you should keep an eye on the Talk Sony Mobile forums – Xperia arc owners can find out which SI numbers have been updated here, and those of you with Xperia neo can look here. Other 2011 Xperia handsets should get their ICS updates shortly afterwards.
In related news, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S is also getting an update, from Android version 4.0.3 to 4.0.4…