Sony Xperia S owners, get ready for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.
Sony has revealed that they are now in the process of rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update to all owners of the Xperia S smartphone. Although not everyone will get the update immediately, Sony promises that by the next few weeks, all Xperia S owners will have the option of updating their phone. But seriously, who wouldn’t want to update to ICS if given the choice?
Anyway, for those wondering, here is a video explaining what’s in store with the ICS update for the Xperia S:
According to Sony, some of the cool features you can look forward to are: a lock screen with improved functionality, resizeable widgets for improved personalization, improved control of your mobile data consumption, recent Apps button for clear overview of your applications.
There are a lot of other features so I suggest you really watch the video. Now who again doesn’t want ICS on their Xperia S?
Meanwhile, Sony also announced a “Walkman” app which should be rolled out together with ICS for the Xperia S. Sony said:
“We’re excited to introduce a completely new way to experience your media – your music, images, videos, movies and films – with our new “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies” applications:
The “WALKMAN” application blends the best of signature Sony audio technology with social features; to discover the music your friends like and share personal favorites. Facebook integration gives you a visual way to interact with content – accessing album art, artist images and information, directly from Gracenote®.
The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia S.
The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video, whilst using intelligent database search to grab movie posters and information for a richer experience.”
Sony Xperia S owners should be receiving notifications now on their notification bar from where they could directly update their units via mobile or Wi-Fi connection. They can also go to sonymobile.com/software to look for the update or use Sony’s Mac or PC applications.
Sony Xperia S owners watch this step-by-step guide in video form from Sony to learn how to update your phones to ICS. Enjoy!