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Xperia P ICS update roll out begins

A while back we reported that those Android faithful that own the Sony Xperia P smartphone could expect the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to arrive sometime between the 19th and the 25th of this month. However it appears that Sony has managed to chop down on that expected ICS update availability time frame, because the word is the ICS update for the Sony Xperia P has already started rolling out as of today the 17th.

News of the roll out of the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Sony Xperia P comes to us via Ubergizmo by way of Sony Mobile, who has officially announced the roll out of Android 4.0 for the Xperia P starting today and continuing over the next few weeks to global markets.

New features that arrive with the ICS update to the Sony Xperia P include improved functionality on the lock screen, improved control over mobile data consumption, new media apps ‘WALKMAN’, ‘Movies’, and ‘Albums, an extended standby mode to increase standby time up to 4x depending on data consumption and user profile, a recent apps button for a clear overview of apps, and resizeable widgets.

The company has also stated that their next devices to gain the Android ICS update will be the Sony Xperia U, Sony Xperia sola, and the Sony Xperia Go, although they didn’t state just when those particular Xperia phones would actually see the update hit.

So there you have it, anyone that owns the Sony Xperia P should keep their eyes open as of today for that ICS update to hit, and if you have already grabbed the update feel free to let us know how it all went or if you experienced and problems by dropping us a line to our comments area below.

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4 thoughts on “Xperia P ICS update roll out begins”

  1. Reply
    chris says:

    Here in uk pc c says update is there, on o2, go through all the steps but wright at the download is says there is no update, any body know whats going on, thanks

  2. Reply
    Vijin P Chandram says:

    Dear Friends, I strongly recoment that do not upgrade your LT22i to ICS. i have upgraded to Android ICS, now i got ICS 4.0.4 Build number 6.1.B.0.544, the following problems i found. 1. Total Battery life shorted to half of the day. 2. system speed little bit low. 3. Some of the good features like screen shots, has gone, some of came. > There is an option named power saver. i feel its just for a show only. if anybody knows please advise how to roll back to Android 2.3.7 Regards, Vijin P Chandran. 00968 99130782. vijisky@gmail.com.

  3. Reply
    Eddy Cormon says:

    The new upgrade of 6 Dec.

    The Xperia P ICS upgrade is very bad. You will kill some functions of your phone.

    So don’t do it. I did it and I feel so bad I did the upgrade to ICS. No
    I can’t show pictures / photos anymore. Several more issues and SONY
    doesn’t help. Apparently they don’t know neither. The ICS upgrade is
    SkyFAIL instead of the SkyFALL – all these marketing dollars wasted as
    they can’t deal with the ICS problems.
    SkyFAIL

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