Sony Ericsson has decided that all of its Android smartphones released in 2011 will be upgraded to the latest Android OS that was shown off by Google just last week. Here Sony Ericsson seems confident that the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system can be done with all its single-core 1GHz processor based smartphones. Expectedly, this decision of Sony Ericsson is going to affect a number of devices such as; Xperia Play, neo, neo V, mini, mini pro, Ray, Pro, active, arc and arc S. Though the company will first release Gingerbread 2.3.4 updates to its smartphones.
This is really a brave move by Sony Ericsson, to making such a bold upgrade promise so early after the OS release. For your kind information Motorola once promised the same for a handset, and now they are facing a lawsuit from consumers, due to later decision. They said that the handset hardware could not cope with the new OS. Well, HTC also facing a tense period of time when it was struggling to get an upgrade to the HTC Desire.
Well, it’s the time wait and watch whether other smartphone makers are going with Sony Ericsson’s draw line for the new platform or not. As far as our information, HTC is currently reviewing the latest Android v4.0 and will “determine upgrade plans” shortly.