Sony had earlier said that it would start rolling the Ice Cream Sandwich update to its Xperia smartphones starting late-March or early April and now the company has posted a new updated Ice Cream Sandwich release schedule which kick starts the updates rolling from mid-April now.

In the first rollout starting mid-April, the following Xperia smartphones will receive the much awaited update in a span of  four-to-six weeks:

  • Xperia Arc S
  • Xperia Neo V
  • Xperia Ray
The second wave of rollout will start at the end of May or early June bringing ICS to:
  • Xperia Arc
  • Xperia Play
  • Xperia Neo
  • Xperia Mini
  • Xperia Mini Pro
  • Xperia Pro
  • Xperia Active
  • Live with Walkman

Another change from Sony’s earlier plans on the update is that the upgrades will now only be available via a tethered update.The 3G and Wi-Fi options will not be available in order to ensure that customers make a “conscious and informed decision to upgrade.”