Android Ice Cream Sandwich, now things are starting to get better and better, especially for Android users because now the Ice Cream Sandwich has spread out widely to more Android devices around the market, that sees around 7.1% of Android devices have been successfully injected with ICS.
Compared to the result of the previous month, which was only 4.9% of
Android devices that is installed with Ice Cream Sandwich, the recent finding shows that Android developers and especially the manufacturers are really serious in rallying this ICS campaign to the entire Android community, just like what Sony Mobile has done recently to bring the ICS updates to its latest Xperia devices and tablets (e.g., Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Neo V, Arc S, Xperia S, Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, etc), with the exception of Xperia Play that will not get the ICS in the future.
However, with this result, most of the Android gadgets are still planted with Android version 2.3 or Gingerbread, which accounts for around 64.6% of the entire Android community, increases from last month’s 64%.
Meanwhile, the other generations of Android, like Donut, Éclair, Froyo and Honeycomb, still make a small contribution on the older Android gadgets, with Froyo holding the bigger 19.1% percentage, followed by Donut and Éclair together that injects 6.1% of Android devices and Honeycomb sporting around 2.7% of the entire Android community, which mostly tablets.
The reason why there is a significant boost of Android devices injected with ICS is because some manufacturers’ new launches are mostly pre-installed with Ice Cream Sandwich OS in the first place, like HTC’s newest pride, HTC One series or new Samsung GALAXY army like Samsung GALAXY S III and Samsung GALAXY Nexus.
However, with the recent efforts from other vendors to release iCS updates for their older Android devices, the ICS percentage could probably increase further in the upcoming future.
Sony Mobile’s Ice Cream Sandwich Adventure Continues, the Next Destination is Xperia Mini Pro
Apparently, Sony Mobile has been really busy lately to spoon-feed all of its loyal users with Ice Cream Sandwich. After spreading out the Android ICS updates for some of its high profile Xperia series like Xperia S, Xperia Neo and Neo V, Xperia Arc and Arc S, even Sony Tablet S and P, this time, Sony Mobile will continue its ICS upgrade adventure on its next other Xperia model. And that is
Xperia Mini Pro, a tiny little Android device armed with physical QWERTY slider keyboard on the back.
If you are one of
Xperia Mini Pro users out there and wanting to upgrade the OS of your phone, then these are what you will need to do. In order to be able to download and inject the ICS update to your phone, you will need a Sony’s PC Companion software. And then, your Xperia Mini Pro must also be connected with your laptop/PC and also synchronized with that PC software in your laptop/PC. With all of those requirements above prepared already, then your phone is finally ready to get the injection of ICS update.
However, even though this ICS update is dedicated solely for Xperia Mini Pro, this phone actually also has various different models.
So if the update to ICS is still not available to find for your phone model, you can also go straight to the official Xperia Mini Pro ICS update on Sony Mobile’s website, at the source link below.
Good luck and enjoy the taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone!
Sony Mobile via PhoneArena
Xperia Arc and Neo Will be Getting the Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade
A couple of days ago, many Xperia Play users have been made terribly sad because their PlayStation-certified phone will not get a chance to taste the delicacy of Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony Mobile itself has made it clear that Xperia Play won’t get the ICS updates in the upcoming future for the reason that the f Android 4.0 ICS causes many problems and errors to the phone, especially with the gaming experience when running high performance games. On the other hand, the users of
Xperia Arc and Xperia Neoare much luckier than those Xperia Play users.
Sony Mobile just announced that the 2 Xperia phones,
the Xperia Arc and Neo, will be getting the injection of ICS updates. This will surely make many loyal users of Sony Mobile’s smartphones even happier and this can also be a great sign that some latest Xperia smartphones will also get the ICS updates anytime soon. Meanwhile, besides these Arc and Neo, the latest variant of both phones, Xperia Arc S and Neo V have also already been boosted before with the ICS upgrades.
Anyway, these Sony Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo are said will get the Android version 4.0.4 and brings much improved performance, which is coming from the support for full hardware acceleration. Not to mention, there is also a lot of new stuff that being brought with the upgrade, like Face-Unlock mechanism, skins, widget management system and more.
So for those of you Xperia Arc and Neo users, be sure to check out the source link below for further information about upgrading your phone with the Ice Cream Sandwich update.