Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 ICS upgrade rolling out

Sony Xperia S owners are in for a treat today. Sony has announced on its official blog that starting today; it is fulfilling its promise by rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 ICS upgrade for the Xperia S.


The update weigh about 200 MB and is being rolled out gradually and should reach all end users in the next few weeks.

With the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, users will be able to enjoy the following new features on their Xperia S:
  • Lock screen with improved functionality
  • Resizable widgets (improved personalization)
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption
  • Recent Apps button for clear overview of your applications
But this is not just it, Sony is also bringing in a completely new way to experience your media – your music, images, videos, movies and films – with the 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 favourites. 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
If you own a Xperia S, then you can either wait for the notification to blink on your Xperia S or connect your device to a PC and check for the upgrade with web-based Xperia Update, PC Companion or Bridge for Mac.
Check out the video below to see what’s new in the upgrade and also if you do get the Android 4.0 upgrade, do let us know if you love it or not.