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Sony Xperia S Gets Ice Cream Sandwich, Release in Batches

Sony Xperia S users, your big day has finally arrived! Sony Mobile today announced that it has started releasing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the device.

In addition to the new operating system, the update brings some new Sony Mobile applications as well (“WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”).

From Sony Mobile’s official blog:

The “WALKMAN” application blends the best of signature Sony audio technology with social features; to discover the music your friends like and share personal favorites. Facebook integration gives you a visual way to interact with content – accessing album art, artist images and information, directly from Gracenote

The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia S

The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video, whilst using intelligent database search to grab movie posters and information for a richer experience

ICS for the Sony Xperia S is available now via OTA or via Sony’s device management software for the PC and Mac. For those of you who want to get the update via OTA, note that the file size is 200MB. While you can still update OTA on 3G, WiFi is you best option.

To help manage your expectations on wait time and availability, Sony has setup this page to help you check when your Xperia S will getting the update.

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For a step-by-step run through on how to update you Xperia S, head over to after the jump.

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