Xperia Ion to get Ice Cream Sandwich this week

Sony’s Xperia Ion will be getting Android 4.0 this week.The upgraded version of Google’s mobile operating system, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, was confirmed by Sony and carrier partners.

The Ion boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 Gb of RAM, and 16 GB of built-in storage capacity. It has a front-facing camera capable of recording 720p video.

The rear-facing camera has a 12-megapixel resolution and according to Sony it can take pictures with a shot-to-shot time of less than one second.

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering more than 20% of active Android devices, according to the company’s most recently released official statistics.