UK: O2 disapproves Android 4.0 update for Sony Xperia arc, ray and neo

O2 disapproves Android 4.0 update for Sony Xperia arc, ray and neo

British arm of O2 decided not to approve the Ice Cream Sandwich update for three Sony smartphones: Xperia arc, Xperia ray and Xperia neo. The decision was thoroughly explained in a dedicated blog post but the main premise is simple: the new software makes all three phones slower.

We’re everything but surprised that Android 4.0 doesn’t fit this trio as it’s known to require more horse power under the hood. That said, this doesn’t mean you can’t cram ICS on your arc, ray or neo. Thanks to the ever active hacking community many things are possible. However, the question is – whether it’s worth the effort? We can’t really push you in that direction, but if you want to experiment and have another phone to use, hop over at XDA-Developers’ forums and see what other members of the community can do for you. The chances are you’re not alone trying to make this happen…

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