Even though the Sony Xperia S smartphone isn’t on the market from a long time, the first update for its Android based OS has been released. Unfortunately, it’s not an Ice Cream Sandwich firmware, so don’t get too enthusiastic. Anyway, further details are explained below, along with the tutorial that will show you how to download and install this upgrade.
The Xperia S was released in UK last week, through the Three retail and it’s available for £30 under a two year commitment, or for £370 on the pay-as-you-go offer. The price is affordable considering the phone’s performances and capabilities.
Some of the Sony Xperia S specs are including a 12 MP rear facing camera capable of HD video recording, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 32 GB of internal storage memory. Also, it is featuring an impressive 4.3 inch HD Reality display and the Android platform with Gingerbread (a real disappointment for its users who were expecting ICS instead) on top.
Like I said in the introduction, this update, which is released by Sony, isn’t the Android 4.0; in fact it’s just a bunch of bug-fixes and should improve the performance of the WiFi. So, for the ICS firmware you will have to wait a little bit more.
Now, in order to update the Sony Xperia S to the OS version 6.0.A.3.67 we recommend downloading the PC Companion tool from here, instead of waiting for a rollout OTA. The PC Companion is an app that links your Sony with the latest features and apps available, such as software updates, management of contacts and calendar and media management with Media Go.
All you have to do is to download the tool to a Windows running computer (PC Companion isn’t working on Linux or MAC) and then install it. The rest of the instructions will appear once you run the application. That’s all you have to do in order to update your Sony Xperia S.
Therefore, until the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware will be provided, fix your handset by installing this 6.0.A.3.67 OS update. There were many issues reported by the Xperia S users so do not waste more time. Also, stay close as we will update you as soon as something new will appear and I bet that the Android 4.0 is nearby.