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Xperia arc S software updates

Make sure your device is always up to date with the latest software and new features.

Check for the latest updates

With a cable using a computer

Download and install new software using a computer application and connect the device to your computer using a USB cable.

Latest available software

You may already have the latest software, depending on the date of purchase. Software updates are released at different times depending on operator and/or country. Therefore, we cannot give you an exact date for when a specific update will be available for your device.

Latest available software: 4.1.A.0.562

Release started: 2012-04-25

To find your device’s current software version:
Settings > About phone > Build number / version

Included in this software

There are many new features in this upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone, some examples are:

  • Quick dial allows you to quickly find the number you are looking for.
  • Recent Apps button for clear overview of your applications.
  • Quick responses for incoming calls.
  • Optimized email application for multiple accounts.
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption.

Good to know before you update:

Android 4.0’s hardware requirements are more advanced than previous software updates, so your phone’s performance may be affected.

Xperia™ arc S Android version overview

Launch version

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)


Latest & final version

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)


Note: The availability of software updates depends on your country and/or operator.

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