Rejoice, Xperia S users, Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade to said device. Aside from ICS, Sony is including new Walkman, Album and Movies applications that will supposedly allow users to experience their media (music, images, videos, movies and films) in a new way. View the video posted above to see the new features in action.
The update will be releaed in batches over the next few weeks and it can be accessed over the air or by using a computer – with the web-based Xperia Update, PC Companion or Bridge for Mac. Check out the changelog and a how-to video on upgrading below.
Sony Xperia S Android version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update (Changelog):
- Lock screen with improved functionality
- Resizable widgets (improved personalization)
- Improved control of your mobile data consumption
- Recent Apps button for clear overview of your applications
- Walkman application: blends the best of signature Sony audio technology with social features; to discover the music your friends like and share personal favorites. Facebook integration gives you a visual way to interact with content – accessing album art, artist images and information, directly from Gracenote.
- Album application: brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia S.
- Movies application: streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video, whilst using intelligent database search to grab movie posters and information for a richer experience.
How to upgrade your Xperia S to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: