Slowly and gradually, the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android operating system is spreading itself in the market as many of the smartphones that were launched with the Gingerbread platform are now upgrading themselves with the Ice Cream Sandwich taste. Soon after the announcement by Samsung regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for its most popular and the best selling Samsung Galaxy S II, Sony also popped up its head by rolling out the ICS update for Sony Xperia Mini, Sony Xperia Mini Pro and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, which were released last year in the third quarter. These updates will be released in batches, so all the owners of these smartphones will not get the update at the same time, so the customres have to wait for the same for few days.
One can get the ICS update via PC companion and Bridge for Mac softwares from Sony Mobiles ad the downloads for the same are available at the various sources. The price of Sony Xperia Mini is Rs. 10,999, Sony Xperia Mini Pro is available at a price of Rs. 13,022 whereas Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is tagged at Rs. 12,590. The brand new UI and the multitasking interface are supposed to be the much awaited features of the latest version of the Android Ice cream Sandwich OS.
Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman was earlier running on Android v.2.3 Gingerbread and has 1 GHz processor with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset under the hood. This smartphone boasts a 3.2 inches wide TFT capacitive touchscreen that is made up of scratch resistant glass. Various connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth, etc. are there in this smartphone and it comes with Sony xLOUD enhancement, which brings a new experience with the music world. The expernal memory can be etended up to 32 GB with microSD card slot and the 5 MP auto focus camera comes with LED flash feature.
Whereas Sony Xperia Mini comes with a LED-backlit LCD display of size 3 inch with capacitive touchscreen, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape UI. It has the same connectivity options like Live with Walkman and it also has a 5 MP auto focus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, but like the former one it does not have any secondary camera. Sony Xperia Mini Pro holds a LED-backlit LCD 3 inches capacitive touchscreen with Sony BRAVIA engine and TimeScape UI and provide the same Internet and nearby connectivity options like the prior two.
The camera sensor is also the same, that is, 5 MP with auto focus and LED flash and it also has microSD card slot to expand the external memory. All the three smartphones come with a good battery backup that can keep the device working for long time. The time is coming when the Gingerbread OS of Android will become the obsolete version like the Honeycomb, Froyo and Eclairs, as most of the handsets are now running on the ICS platform.