The Xperia P is part of Sony’s Xperia line-up for this year so far, alongside the Xperia S flagship which we reviewed. It was announced at this year’s MWC in Barcelona alongside the Xperia U and we’ve had our hands-on time with the phone while at the show, at that time running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Sony is today starting the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out for the phone. Together with the new platform there will also be goodies like new media applications (“WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”), increased standby time by up to four times, new lock screen with improved functionality, resizable widgets for improved personalization, improved control of your mobile data consumption, and a recent apps button for a clear overview of your applications.
You should get an update notification depending on your region, which can be sooner or later, but make no mistake: every Xperia P will get it (you might also need the PC Companion or Bridge app for Mac).
Those who own a Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go should be excited because these phones are next on Sony’s official ICS update list.
Source: Sony Xperia Product Blog