Sony has started rolling out an update to Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia handsets launched during 2011, but cannot confirm exactly when it will be available to UK handset owners.
The update was announced via Sony's blog on Friday and will bring the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android to Sony Arc S, Neo V and Xperia Ray handsets to users in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway first. However, the company did not confirm when it would be coming to the UK.
"The software rollout will continue over the next four-to-six weeks, becoming available in other global markets," Sony said.
In order to upgrade, users will need to connect their handset to a PC or a Mac, the company added.
Other Xperia branded handsets, like the Xperia Play, Arc, Neo, Mini, and Mini Pro are also still set to get the update, but these devices are not due to get ICS until the end of May or early June.
In early April, Sony said it would deliver the first Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Xperia handsets later in the month but warned in a separate post that the new operating system could be less stable or run more slowly on 2011 Xperia phones than the existing Gingerbread OS.
Sony did not mention when its Tablet P and Tablet S devices would be getting the update to ICS in the blog post, but had previously said that the tablets would get ICS in May.