Sony just announced plans to start issuing Android 4.0 updates to its 2011 Xperia smartphones starting in mid-April, reports Scott Webster, senior editor for AndroidGuys and a blogger for CNET. The first models expected to see “Ice Cream Sandwich” are set to be the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray, he says, with the updates taking around four to six weeks to complete, depending on markets and carriers. In May and June, Sony plans to release Android 4.0 to the remaining models, such as the Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, and Xperia Active.
If your Android is on the upgrade list, you can look forward to new features and maybe a few bugs to get worked out while they arrange themselves on your device. If your device is not on the list and you’re dying for the upgrades, one way to get them without spending a large sum on a brand new phone is to take advantage of refurbished cell phones. For a bit less money, you could get a fairly recent model of one of the Androids about to get hit with the new generation of updates. It just so happens that used cell phones and refurbished cell phones vendor CellularTrendzis selling a number of Xperia Plays. They range in price from $129 to $149, which is less than half of what you’d pay for a new one.