Sony Ericsson Xperias all upgrading to ICS

All of Sony Ericsson's Xperia handsets are getting Ice Cream Sandwich, the company has confirmed. Tuck in.

Good news if you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia handset -- the company announced today its whole Xperia range will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.

It hasn't said exactly when the update will be pushed out, but confirmation is enough to sate our appetites for now.

"We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolio to the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich," reads the blog post. "We are working on merging our current Xperia experience with the new features in Android 4.0.

"More detailed information regarding this upgrade, timing and global availability will be communicated in due course here on the blog."

And if you're wondering exactly which handsets that includes, it's provided a handy list. So -- deep breath -- they are: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Arc S , Xperia Play , Xperia Neo and Neo V, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro , Xperia Pro , Xperia Active , Xperia Ray , and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman . Phew.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first phone with ICS, and is due to launch this Thursday . Ice Cream Sandwich brings a boatload of new features, including folders on the home screen, resizable widgets, and the ability to unlock the phone using facial recognition.

Sony announced recently it's going to buy the Ericsson part of the joint venture, so will presumably produce handsets under the Sony brand. It may very well be working on a handset with a 4.3-inch 720p HD screen , similar to that seen on the Galaxy Nexus or US-bound HTC Rezound . And with 720p being the native resolution of ICS, we're expecting an upgrade on that handset too.

Do you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia, and are you looking forward to running ICS? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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