How often do you hear this? Sony has started to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xperia P ahead of schedule, beating its own date of August 19th.

According to a post on the Sony Mobile blog, the upgrade process is beginning today and continuing globally "over the next few weeks", so if you're an Xperia P owner, keep an eye out for any upgrade notifications on your phone. When ICS is ready for your device, you will be alerted, but Sony says that some users may have to use their PC Companion software to perform the update.

Some of the cool features and functionality you can look forward to include:

    • New ways to experience your media with new media applications – “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”
    • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
    • Lock screen with improved functionality
    • Resizable widgets for improved personalization
    • Improved control of your mobile data consumption
    • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications

    The post also says that there will be another update for other Xperia phones "shortly", listing the Xperia U, Xperia sola and Xperia go. Hopefully the rollout will happen sooner rather than later, now that Ice Cream Sandwich has landed on the Xperia P.

    Source: Sony Xperia Product Blog

    John Thompson
    John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

    • Chintan Shah

      Thnks for info...

    • aatifsumar

      Since the phone has no "Recent Apps button", but rather the Options, Home and Back buttons, wonder how they are claiming it got a recent apps button. Have they overwritten the Options button?

      • Igor Jeleč

        Recent Apps button == holding Home button for a few seconds

    • Bala

      oh dear , where is JB...??? ;)

      • KNau

        Jellybean is on the Nexus

    • prolificity

      I hope Sony makes good on the source drop on this one soon, so we can get custom ROMs here. I'm quite torn between this device and a Galaxy Nexus. The GN is pure Android goodness, but the Xperia P's cam, smaller size, and great build is calling out to me.

    • Hannah Martin

      I recently recieved my Sony Xperia S after checking out this review http://search4reviews.net/ pleased with the phone, meets all my needs.