Xperia P finally getting Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

Owners of Sony's Xperia P flagship are finally getting a mouthful of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The updated version of Android, also known as version 4.0, is being rolled out now, and should hit all users over the next few weeks.

"All Xperia P users will get a notification when the upgrade is ready, but direct availability in the phone may vary across different markets and carriers. It’s worth noting that in some cases, the software package may only be accessible via PC Companion or Bridge for Mac, instead of directly in the phone," Sony wrote in a blog post.

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering a decent amount of active Android devices, despite having a slow initial rollout in the early part of the year.

Of course, Jelly Bean is now starting to make its way to the market, reaching around 1% of all Android devices so far.