When we were in Barcelona for the MWC, where Sony announced the Xperia S as part of its new Xperia line-up, we were told that an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update should arrive sometime in April. We reviewed the phone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but that speculated April timeframe for the Android refresh roll-out has somehow shifted towards May.
Now according to official wording from Support on the Sony forum, the Xperia S will receive its Ice Cream Sandwich treat sometime in late May or early June. “Xperia S is planned to get ICS somewhere around late May/early June. That’s what’s been said and that’s still what we’re sticking to. Any other dates (such as “June/July”) is just speculation. The roll out is, as always, gradual and will not happen over night for all phones. Some phones might get the update in late May whilst other will get in i mid June etc“. This seems to be around the same time the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, and Xperia active (plus Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman) get their scoop.
We wish it will be more like today or tomorrow — worst case scenario late May — because the Xperia S (and the entire Xperia line-up) could really use some Ice Cream Sandwich love (not to mention that companies like HTC and Samsung are releasing phones running Android 4.0 out of the box).