If you’re the proud owner of a Sony Xperia S, you’ve probably been getting a bit restless waiting around for the Android ICS update. We don’t blame you, especially since you’ve most likely watched as friend after friend gets a new phone, conveniently pre-loaded with Android’s newest platform, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Your envious days are over. Late last month Sony announced the upgrade, with a set date of June 21st. After this date, the upgrade will be pushed through different carriers at varying times, and a notification will be sent once your network has the Android ICS update available.
Sony Xperia S
If you’re lucky enough to own one of these handsets or you’re considering it, you already know what a great phone the Sony Xperia S really is, ICS or no ICS. The Android ICS update just puts the icing on the cake, bringing you fully up to speed.
With an amazing 12MP camera, 1080p video capabilities and rear-facing 720p video-chat, this camera is a great choice for those who value a clear picture. Combine these features with the built in 32GB of storage, up to 8 ½ hours of talk time, up to 25 hours of music playing, built in app favorites and a host of other features (whew, deep breath)…this is one power-packed handset.
What does the Android ICS Update Mean for You?Essentially, the update means that instead of the platform your Sony Xperia S has been running on, Android’s Gingerbread, it will now run on their newest platform, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
When it comes time to actually upgrade your phone, you’ll have some options. The Android ICS update can be done via computer, your phone or mobile wi-fi. Since the upgrade weighs in at about 200MB, Sony has recommended using a wi-fi hotspot. Connecting and initiating the upgrade are simple tasks, and you’ll be guided every step of the way.
Once you’re up and running, you’ll become familiar with some excellent perks. The Android ICS update will bring you three new apps which we think you’ll love: Walkman, Album and Movies. Walkman brings a bit of old-school Sony flavor to the latest and greatest, allowing you to sync with Facebook, share songs and discover new faves based on your friends’ tunes. Album is a great photo viewing and sharing app, also synced with Facebook. Movies bring you a true theater experience right on your handset, featuring an easily searchable database and even posters to accompany titles.
Xperia S – What’s new in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
On the techie side of things, you’ll be getting better control over data-use consumption, widgets you can re-size and app buttons which keep track of your most-used apps and make them quicker to access.
Overall, the Android ICS update is going to make you even happier you have the Sony Xperia S. In addition to a great everyday phone, now you’ve got what you’ve been drooling over for months…the coveted Ice Cream Sandwich. Enjoy!
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