If you are rocking a Sony Ericsson Android smartphone that is running Android 2.3.4 or an older version of the OS you have something to look forward to for next year. Sony has announced in the Netherlands that it will be upgrading all of its 2011 Android devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. Exactly when in 2012 is anyone’s guess.

Sony Ericsson made the announcement via Facebook in the Netherlands. We already know that Motorola is promising to update the new and cool Droid RAZR to Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. I would bet that “early” time frame is when the OS will be available for everyone. It doesn’t look like smartphone markers are wasting any time getting the OS ready.

Smartphones specifically getting the update include the Xpreia Play, neo and neo V. The Mini Pro, Xperia and arc Ray will also get the update. Apparently, the translated Dutch Facebook post reads as follows:

We are planning our 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio after Gingerbread 2.3.4. upgrade to the next Android platform. The official Sony Ericsson communication about software upgrades will always be my international colleagues publish on our Blog: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/

[via AllAboutPhones]