Sony Xperia Acro HD IS12S was launched very much after when the Ice Cream Sandwich was most prevalent. It was launch in May 2012 and we have handful of smart phone releasing out with Android 4.0 at that phase. We don’t have specific reasons why Sony supplied smart phones with Android 2.3 still and further after one or two months update to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sony Mobiles Japan has officially announced the availability of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update available for Xperia Acro HD IS 12S Android smart phone. These update to the device is been launched via the Over the Air update process and also available in the PC Companion tools. This update is available for the KDDI network based Acro HD smart phone.
If you are proceeding with this update via Over the Air then we will like to advise you that you should take the back up of your device and then update using the Wi Fi only. Make sure that you have enough battery left on your smart phone so that you don’t struck of power issues in between the firmware upgrade process. To update using the OTA, go through Settings > About Phone > Software and then tap on Check Now and follow the on screen instructions to update your device.
For those who can’t update via the OTA update, can make use of the PC Companion tool available for PC. You need to connect your device to the computer and then open the PC Companion tool. The tool will automatically notify you of the update and you need to follow the on screen instructions to easily apply the updates to your phone. To check for the Android version you need to head to Menu > Settings and under About phone will let you know the device mobile number, Android version and the built version.
Since Acro HD previously was on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, after updating your device with the latest firmware consisting of Android 4.0.4 you will see many new features been introduced like -
- Refined user interface for minimalistic design
- Face unlock feature
- Redesigned camera applications
- Compatible with Google Chrome for faster browsing
- Improved keyboard app
- Spell Checker
- Exclusive Data Usage details
- Enhanced Gmail app
- Google + integration
- Resizable widgets
- Quick response for the incoming calls
- Improved text input
- Powerful voice input engine
- Redesigned gallery app
- Wi Fi direct
- Bluetooth HDP
Since we know Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will bring various new features it includes intuitive user interface and face unlock feature. Do let us know via comments whether you were able to update your device or not.