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When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

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When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

http://www.androidworld.it/2011/11/22/la-gamma-xperia-2011-aggiornata-entro-marzo-ad-ice-cream-sandw...

SE Italy says Android 4.0 ICS coming to Xperia devices by March 2012

Facebook porta buone notizie per gli utenti Sony Ericsson, e noi siamo lieti di riferirvele: il già annunciato update ad Android 4.0 della gamma Xperia 2011 è ulteriormente confermato e per la prima volta spunta anche una scadenza temporale, che vorrebbe tutti gli smartphone aggiornati entro il prossimo marzo.

Facebook brings good news for users Sony Ericsson , and we are pleased to report: the already announced update to Android 4.0 in the range 2011 Xperia is further confirmed for the first time check, and also a time limit, he would like all smartphones updated by next March.


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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/140370#140370

SE insult early 2011 Xperia customers

http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2011/12/21/ice-cream-sandwich-coming-to-2011-xperia%E2%84%A2-...

"2011 Xperia™ smartphones will be upgraded to Android 4.0 starting from end March/early April 2012. The first smartphones to get the upgrade are Xperia™ arc S, Xperia™ neo V and Xperia™ ray. Soon after, starting from end April/early May, Xperia™ arc, Xperia™ PLAY, Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ mini and mini pro, Xperia™ pro, Xperia™ active as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman™ will get their upgrades.  "

in other words, Cutomers who bought their flagship Xperia Arc, or the other top of the line phones Xperia Play Xperia Neo won't get the update first, how does that make sense? the Arc S, Neo V and Ray were released later on 2011, it's not fair, its not right.

Xperia Arc S, Neo V, Ray will get it by the End of March Early April

the "REST" of the 2011 Xperia line up will get it LATE APRIL EARLY MAY?

Why is this a huge issue? yes we will get the update BUT, we can see the shift of focus to those 3 phones, so if there are bugs on the ICS update to the "REST" of the Xperias we will have to wait longer, thats an example/reason on why this is a huge problem

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

March 2012 when 4.0 has been released to everybody few days ago? that's 4months more or less, that's just ridiculous.

now take into consideration that the new phones

Sony Ericsson LT26i and LT28i are running Android 2.3.5 and now 2.3.7

while we are stuck with 2.3.4.

http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/11/25/sony-ericsson-lt26i-and-lt28i-appear-in-antutu-benchmark/

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

Uli, As mentioned before, this is expected. Because they won't be releasing SW updates until they have merged their codebase with ICS. Best scenario when SE codebase is stable with ICS is before the new products are launched. Thats somewhere after CES or MWC. Which should be somewhere around Feb. Sad but true straight face

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

I don't think it should take so long, specially if the code has been available to the general public for more than a week and for companies longer than that. and I find it insulting that they haven't released any future updates if they already have them and use them to test their new phones

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

ICS source code is available on Nov 14th. Only Samsung has prior access to ICS source code. Even if they rebased their source code on same day they would probably need to rework a lot of drivers, start up config, HW config blah blah and then get their SDK aligned with ICS. Build and then test. By the time it works on a target they have to customize it for all variants and test again. to make sure our phones won't get bricked or else they will be in trouble.so it takes time. especially if they want maturity... can't help it but one thing they can do is speed it up. straight face . But please SE faster ...

If you noticed on the net there were lots of port of the ICS to older handsets but if you see you will find that BT is not working, no GSM Radio, no camera etc  ... just the Phone is up ... so you can understand what is going on silly

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

if the Xda Forum releases a fully working ICS ROM for any of the Xperias that will be shameful and also yes there are Custom ROMs for older androids and might be missing some drivers but they are baked by non professional developers that spend their free time working on them, so if they can release a bit buggy ROMs a company should be able to do the same but fully working drivers and SE being a world corporations they should be able to release it faster.

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

I also read this last night sad

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

Blame Google for pretending to be open, but actually having a closed development model.

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Re: When will 4.0 be released to the 2011 Xperias? (Bad news, March 2012)

You can't help it Paul, they needed a launch partner and they can't afford to let everybody contribute code initially. I still like google especially when I think of iOS. So far their catch phrase of Do no evil is still true. It is open now of course.