Xperia Handsets Get Android Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Sony Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola get Android ICS
  • Unlocked handsets to get update mid-week
  • Motorola will not update 3 phones to ICS

Sony Mobile is rolling out the Android Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia phones- Sony Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola.

  • Sony Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola get Android ICS
  • Unlocked handsets to get update mid-week
  • Motorola will not update 3 phones to ICS

Sony Mobile is rolling out the Android Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia phones- Sony Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola.

Sony has previously released ICS for the Xperia S and Xperia P, while Xperia T will be launched with that version of Google's mobile operating system straight out of the box.

Those with unlocked handsets will get the update during the middle of this week, while those on network contracts may have to wait a little bit longer.

The update will bring in improvements to the Walkman app and the albums and movies media suites.

The Sola device also gets a "Glove Mode," which makes it easier to use the device while using gloves- something that would come in handy these cold winter months.

The Xperia trio will also get a new lock screen with improved functionality, resizable home screen widgets, a Recent Apps view and improved control of mobile data consumption.

Motorola dumps the Android ICS for 3 phones

While Xperia users get busy upgrading their phones, Motorola Mobility smartphones users are stuck with the older Android version.

Motorola said three smartphones from last year, specifically, ATRIX 4G, Photon 4G and Electrify, will not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich.

To give users a little incentive, Motorola promised to give a US$100 credit to users with a 2011 device that would not be upgraded to the latest version of Android. The program will start in the United States "this fall," the company said, and expand to the rest of the world later.

"We know that keeping current on the latest Android Operating System is important to all of our users," Motorola chief Dennis Woodside said at the time. "We will upgrade most of our devices that were launched since 2011 to Jelly Bean very soon, but there are a small number of devices that can't be upgraded without degrading the phone performance."

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