It's not even beta, but this is one of the first official releases of an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM from a manufacturer to arrive. Sony Ericsson, which famously took almost a year to update any of its phones to Gingerbread, is trying to make amends by charting an aggressive Ice Cream Sandwich deployment. And it begins with this release, which is squarely aimed at developers, not consumers. Typical of alpha builds, functionality is limited, with all radio functions notably absent. This means no telephony, cellular data, WiFi, Bluetooth or FM. Courageous devs will get a peek at Sony's new Holo skin, and of course the delight of using Android 4.0's new UI features. So if you are a developer and have an Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V, or Xperia ray, hit the source link for details. 

Source: Sony Ericsson

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  • CZroe - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    If it's targeted at developers, why not the Xperia PLAY instead? Isn't that the one they are supposed to be actively courting devs for supporting the PlayStation Certified platform?

    Regardless, I can't wait for it on my Xperia PLAY.
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  • claytontullos - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - link

    Sony-Ericson's smart phones have never been much to talk about when compared to their competitors.

    SE's dumb phones, years ago, were great. I rocked a SE w810i for 3 years before moving to a nokia n900 (I'm currently pondering a move to the Galaxy Note).
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