Sony Ericsson is making a bold promise to its customers who’ve purchased a phone they’ve made in the last year, 2011 to be specific. Engadget grabbed a quote via SE’s dutch Facebook page, which after translating, said that all Xperia devices from 2011 would receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. Wanting to make sure this information was correct, Engadget reached out to SE who said the following.
Sony Ericsson is currently rolling out the upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 across its entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio. This software upgrade will be available through a phased roll out in select markets. Beyond Gingerbread 2.3.4, we plan to upgrade our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio to the next Android platform made available to us.
With no firm date as to when we should expect this roll out to begin, keep in mind, they are still trying to get gingerbread to some of their devices, so while it’s refreshing to see that Sony Ericsson is supporting their devices, it’s also depressing because customers have no idea when they’ll see Android 4.0 on their Xperia devices.