Xperia Ion Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out

As promised, Sony’s Xperia Ion phone is getting Ice Cream Sandwich.The updated version of Google’s mobile platform, officially known as version 4.0, has begun making its way to the device worldwide.

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 Google’s most recently released official statistics.