Google’s much tighter co-operation with key Android backers on Ice Cream Sandwich and their insistence that phone vendors regularly drop firmware updates could be working. Some Android manufacturers – such as HTC and Google – have already published a list of devices to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Today Sony Ericsson announced in a blog post that the latest and greatest version of the Android operating system will drop on all Xperia devices released in 2011, which includes the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, Xperia ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman.

Per the blog post:

We can today confirm that we plan to upgrade the entire 2011 Xperia portfolioto the next version of Android known as Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. We are working on merging our current Xperia experience with the new features in Android 4.0.

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