Sony has once again taken to their official blog to announce Android 4.0 update for the Xperia Active. The update is being rolled out in batches, so hang tight if you haven’t received it yet.  You could also check for updates through the PC Companion suite. Just like their last update of the Xperia Mini Pro, Sony has listed a series of SI numbers and if your phone has that number, then you should be able to receive the update. The SI number can be found inside the phone, once you remove the battery. Here’s a brief from their website,” The Ice Cream Sandwich software update for 2011 Xperia Smartphone’s is now being rolled out. The update is released in batches, and below you will find links to each phones list of all the currently released ICS software’s. Since there are minor differences in the software depending on product, country and operator we have a unique identifier that we call Sales Item (SI). If you find your SI in the released software table the software for your device is released and available in PC Companion and Bridge for Mac where you can update your Xperia Smartphone.”

Time to get active...

ICS enroute…

The Xperia Active is a dust-proof, water-resistant Android handset very similar to the Motorola Defy. Along with similar features found in the Ray, it will also have a Barometer, Compass, heart rate and pulse monitoring functions and iMapMyFitness app to keep a track of your day to day performance. In the box, you’ll find an extra back cover, detachable ear hooks for the hands-free, wrist strap, an arm case for use during workouts and a 2GB memory card. Below are some of the highlights of the phone.

Here are some of the specifications of the Xperia Active:

  • 3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
  • GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
  • Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (Micro)
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • FM radio
  • 1GB internal + microSD card support for up to 32GB more memory

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