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Xperia S Upgrade Runs Into Trouble

Jun 29 2012, 3:35pm CDT | by , in News | Android

Xperia S Upgrade Runs Into Trouble

Ice Cream Sandwich isn't playing nice

One of Sony's most coveted phones has hit a roadblock in the update process to Android 4.0.

"Unfortunately it seems that some users have problems to update their phones to ICS even if their SI number is in the list. We have located some issues and we’re working on fixing them as soon as possible. So if your SI number is listed for the ICS update but you still get the message saying that your phone is up-to-date stay calm we’re working on it. We will come back with more info soon," Sony Mobile confirmed.

In light of the incredible difficulties and phone-crashing nightmares that Ice Cream Sandwich faced when it first started rolling out late last year, this isn't much of a catastrophe.

But it is a reminder that mobile firmware has so many channels that it needs to pass, ensuring that it is set up correctly not only on Sony's end, but also to its appropriate carrier channels as well as Google's servers.

Of course, even though rollouts of Ice Cream Sandwich have just begun for many Android users, the only thing people are talking about now is Jelly Bean.

The next iteration of Google's software, also known as Android 4.1, was unveiled at this week's Google I/O conference. Jelly Bean is already in the works even though the vast majority of Android devices aren't even running version 4.0 yet.

Via Recombu

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