Sony Xperia ICS Update Pegged Back To Original Timescale

Reports that Sony's latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia S, will receive a platform update ahead of schedule have been quashed - by the person who originally leaked the information.

A member of the Sony support team, Markus, recently told the Talk Sony Mobile forums that the device would receive its Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' update by early June and possibly even before.

However, he has since apologized for this inaccurate prediction and reverted to the initial timescale provided by the company, confirming that the ICS update will not arrive until the end of the 2nd quarter.

He said: "I'm really sorry for this. The rest of the 2011 Xperias will get ICS during late May/early June, which was the timing I mixed up."

The incident comes on the back of similar confusion regarding updates to operating systems in the mobile telecoms world - Samsung missed various deadlines when updating the Galaxy S2 to ICS.

Source: Xperia Blog