The long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update finally started to roll out for the Sony Xperia S earlier this week. Sony Mobile’s 2012 flagship which launched in March 2012, always felt it was missing something on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, despite the firmware being very stable. Indeed one of the biggest criticisms of the Xperia S from reviews at launch was the lack of ICS.
Good news, Sony Mobile has commenced the Android 4.0.4 update for the Xperia S. The update brings amongst other things a new lock screen with improved functionality (this has its own settings menu), resizable widgets, better mobile data control and a recent apps button. The 200MB update will be available via the PC/Mac or OTA. The video below shows what Xperia S users can expect in the update and we’ve attached another video that shows how to update to Android 4.0.4.
6.1.A.0.452 Firmware Review (Android 4.0.4)
The Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update comes to the Sony Xperia S in firmware build number 6.1.A.0.452. We also see a brand new 3.0.8 kernel that brings its own efficiencies including better power management.