Xperia Mini Getting Android 4.0 ICS Update
Sony have promised that all their 2011 devices will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it seems the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is out of the game. This is not official yet, but many rumors say we shouldn’t hope to ever see this update. Anyway, even if the first Sony PlayStation certified smartphone doesn’t get the latest version of Google’s platform (which is conditioned by some technical difficulties, we’ve already mentioned them earlier), Sony will remain the only company to bring ICS to so many smartphones. All the other top smartphone makers have updated only a few handsets, while Sony are already updating their low-end and mid-range devices. The Sony Tablet S and P, Xperia Active, Xperia S, Arc S, and the Xperia Mini Pro are already updated, and now ICS is available for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, too.
As usual, first of all you should check out whether your phone’s SI (Sales Item) number is included in the list provided by the company. In case you don’t know, this 8-digit number shows the minor differences in the software depending on product, country and operator. So if it is included in the list, you can connect your Xperia Mini to the computer via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac. The popped up window will help you update your phone without any problem.
On the whole, this smartphones is way weaker than the Xperia Play, and we’re a bit surprised that it’s getting the update instead of the Xperia Play. It sports a 3-inch touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution 192ppi pixel density, a single-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 32GB capacity, microSD card support, and a rear-facing 5MP camera that has auto-focus and LED flash. According to Sony, this is the smallest smartphone recording HD videos.
The owners of the Xperia Mini are satisfied with this update and say it brings a number of fresh features, turning the phone into a completely new one. So when you update your own device, don’t forget to share your impressions with us!