Sony Ericsson has announced it will update it entire 2011 XPERIA smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is currently working on merging its own UI experience over the stock Android UI. Here’s a statement from Sony Ericsson:
There have been a few questions here on the blog and in our support forums regarding our upgrade plans beyond Gingerbread. 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. 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.
* “2011 Xperia™ Portfolio” refers to the following products: Xperia™ arc and arc S, Xperia™ PLAY, Xperia™ neo and neo V, Xperia™ mini and mini pro, Xperia™ pro, Xperia™ active, Xperia™ ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman™
Earlier this month, HTC had announced the Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL and Evo 3D will be updated to Android 4.0.