Sony to update Xperia S to 4.0.4

Yesterday we reported that the Android 4.0 update for the Xperia S would be released in late Q2 and we can now confirm one of the reasons why the Xperia S is receiving the Android 4.0 update later than the 2011 range of Xperia handsets.

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the 2011 Xperia phones has updated the handsets to Android 4.0.3, with 2.6.32 kernal. The Xperia S however, is most likely to be updated to Android 4.0.4, with a kernal version of 3.0.8. A snapshot of a leaked ROM from the Xperia NX shows the phone running a later kernal of 3.0.8 and 4.0.3 with a build number of 6.1.A.0.405.