Sony Ericsson to Add Ice Cream Sandwich Platform to New Xperia Smartphone Line

Even though its only been a couple of days since Google unveiled the latest edition of the Android OS platform -- Android 4.0, more commonly known as the Ice Cream Sandwich, but Sony Erricson has already revealed that the company is planning to introduce the platform to its Xperia line up.

It's a common trend these days to see smartphone manufacturers embracing new versions of their product’s operating systems as soon as they hit the market. The fact is particularly true for the Android platform, which has surpassed rivals such as Apple and Microsoft on its way to the top.

Amidst such a challenging scenario, Sony Ericsson announced via its Facebook (Dutch) page that the company was indeed planning to introduce the next generation Xperia series handsets powered by Android 4.0 in the near future. Technology site Engadget contacted Sony Ericsson to learn more on that from the company itself.

The response, according to Engadget, was: “Sony Ericsson is currently rolling out the upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 across its entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio. This software upgrade will be available through a phased roll out in select markets."