Sony confirmed today in a blog post that it will give the people what they want: updates to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS in a handful of Sony Xperia smartphones.
Update plans don't end there. Starting next week, Sony will also pull the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, Xperia Active, and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman phones from 2.3 Gingerbread to 4.0.4
Owners of the Xperia Play gaming smartphone won't be as lucky. After testing ICS on the device, Sony determined that a "consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich," so it'll be left out of the update pool.