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AMNews: Android Ice Cream Sandwich on Xperia, Freebies on PS Vita Pre-orders, UK Gets Nokia Lumia 800

Sony Ericsson has announced its plans to bring the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to its entire of 2011 Xperia devices. In a blog post, the company confirmed it was currently working towards making the newest Android mobile operating system compatible with the Xperia range of devices.

Sony has released the details of the PS Vita pre-order pack for early buyers. The company is planning to release the console in Japan next week while consumers in the US, UK and Canada can purchase the console a week early.

Nokia debuted its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 800, in the UK and received rave reviews. The device is technologically sound and has specs to match the iPhone 4 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Lumia 800 is based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, which some are saying is simpler to use than Android.

Considering the supposed "stringent approval process" that guards over Apple's App Store, it is curious how a fake app could have been available for two weeks without Apple's team even noticing it. For $9.99, Jailbreak promised users a jailbreaking tool for devices compatible with iOS versions 3.0 through 5, including iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

Unlike other vendors, Amazon did not take too long to release its source code of the Kindle Fire's kernel. Amazon, on the same day of the launch of its latest Kindle Fire, also unveiled the mandatory source code details on Amazon source code page.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.