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The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 arrived with a smoother, updated version of TouchWiz.  Many got envious.  But, not for long–because devs immediately went to work with porting it to the other Android devices, especially for non-Samsung phones. Just recently, a port of the Galaxy S3′s TouchWiz launcher was successfully created for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (LT15i) and the Xperia Arc S (LT18i), allowing owners of the said phones to enjoy some TouchWiz smoothness. Users of the ported launcher have reported overall smoothness and lag-free performance.  The ported launcher is also expected to work only with ICS-based ROMs. If you…

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The HTC Sensation XE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S are two great Android smartphones that are gaining popularity nowadays. The Sensation XE is one of the first to get the new Beats branding while the Xperia Arc S comes from the famous Xperia product line. Will these two meet our expectations? Will they satisfy our cravings for a truly awesome Android smartphone? Read on and find out. The Looks The two smartphones are nowhere near similar when it comes to design. The styles and the physical design of these devices are totally different from each other. Sony made…

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

A new smartphone from Sony Ericsson is arriving in the U.S., although only available through the company’s online store. Dubbed the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, it will be sold for US$500 in its unlocked form, i.e., not restricted to any carrier. Hopefully, availability of the phone will extend beyond the online store and reach physical retailers as well, despite Sony’s difficulty to sell its unlocked phones. No official statement can explain why the tech giant did not bother reaching an agreement with a cellular carrier to support its device. Without carrier support, smartphones typically flounder and stay behind as…