Sony Delays Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Its 2011 Line-Up Of Xperia Handsets

Bad news Sony Xperia handset owners! Sony has pushed back the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for all of its Xperia handsets by a few weeks. Originally, Sony had promised that the Arc S, neo V and Ray would get the Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime in late March or early April.

Today, the company announced that the above handsets would not taste Ice Cream Sandwich before mid-April. Owners of Xperia Arc, Play, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Neo and Live with Walkman have to wait even longer to taste Ice Cream Sandwich on their handset. Sony won’t be able to update these handsets to ICS before the end of May or early June.

The company also posted a new blog post on their official blog, suggesting Xperia owners to actually stick to Gingerbread on their as they might see a decrease in performance of their handset under Ice Cream Sandwich. The company also states that GPU rendering feature in Ice Cream Sandwich consumes more RAM, and all the visual goodness of ICS takes considerable CPU power as well.

What the company however fails to inform its users is that its custom UI over stock Ice Cream Sandwich is also helping in increasing the CPU load and RAM usage. Readers can find the official blog post from Sony here.


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