Earlier today we heard that Sony Ericsson had made a decision that would make users of its Android phones very happy, that it had committed to releasing Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates across its full lineup of this year’s models. That kind of future support is a question that’s on the minds of plenty of Android users, but none of us expected such a definitive promise this early on. Sadly, it turns out there’s probably a good reason we were surprised, since Sony Ericsson has now backtracked from that claim.
The company clarified its commitment to future Android software releases by saying, “when it comes to future platforms of the Android OS, we will make them available to consumers in a timely manner, as long as they improve the user experience and are viable from a hardware point of view.”
Honestly, that sounds totally reasonable. We just don’t know what kind of toll ICS is going to place on Android hardware, and since we haven’t heard promises of ICS from other manufacturers, it stands to reason that they’re not privy to that info quite yet, either. For now, we’ll just have to wait a bit longer to learn what the future holds for all of SE’s Xperias.