All 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia phones will get Ice Cream Sandwich by March 2012

Sony Ericsson earlier confirmed that its entire 2011 line-up of Xperia smartphones will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, what the phone maker didn’t say was when the update will roll out.

That question has now been answered by Sony Ericsson Italy’s Head of Marketing, Maurizio De Palma who announced via Sony Ericsson Italy’s Facebook page that ICS will be coming to the all 2011 Xperia models by March next year. Because there is almost no operator customisation in the Sony Ericsson smartphones that we have here in here, you can expect Malaysia to be among one of the first countries to get the update as soon as it is released.

Once again, the models Sony Ericsson has confirmed will be receiving ICS are:

Xperia arc
Xperia arc S
Xperia PLAY
Xperia neo
Xperia neo V
Xperia mini
Xperia mini pro
Xperia pro
Xperia active
Xperia ray
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Observers are also saying that Sony Ericsson is expected to launch new devices ahead of the ICS update roll out. If this is likely the case, we’re certainly looking forward to see a dual-core device in the brand’s 2012 offering. So far, Sony Ericsson is the only device manufacturer that is devoid of a dual-core world phone.

We’re pegging Sony Ericsson as one of the brands to watch for 2012. What do you think?