Sony has finally released the Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for users on Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia Sola. The update has been released in phases starting Friday, and is soon will be made available in all regions.
Below is the official change-log of the released update;
- New ways to experience your tunes, images, videos and films with Sony’s media applications – “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”
- Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
- Lock screen with improved functionality
- Resizable widgets for improved personalization
- Improved control of your mobile data consumption
- Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications
To update your phone, you are required to use the Sony’s mobile PC software on PC or MAC, meaning that the update isn’t pushed as an OTA (over-the-air) release. This shows that Sony doesn’t want to notify every user as there may be performance issues which we have seen from the earlier released ICS updates for 2011 Xperia phones.
Before getting into the update process, below are the few precautions that we would ask you to take.
- Look to make a backup of your data, application settings, backup messages and whatever if you can. There are dedicated apps available in the Google play to help you to do the complete backups. This small step can help you from a lot of headache if something goes wrong.
- Also, make sure that you have enough battery charge (50% recommended) on your device to sustain the process of updating the device.
Source – Sony