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Sony Xperia S gets Ice Cream Sandwich and other upgrades

Sony's Xperia S smartphone is getting an upgrade to the latest Android 4.0.4 operating system, aka Ice Cream Sandwich.

The rollout begins today, and includes the following new features:

• Lock screen with improved functionality

• Resizable widgets

• Improved control of mobile data consumption

• A 'recent apps' button

Talking of apps, the new 'album' app allows users to sort and browse their photos and videos, the 'movies' app streamlines the playback of films and the 'Walkman' app allows you to share and discover music with your friends via Facebook.

You can discover more in this dedicated Sony video.

And there's an in-depth review of the Sony Xperia S in the July issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale now.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.