Sony has been less than reliable when it comes to offering timely Android updates for its Android-based devices, but this could all change in the future, as it looks like Google is ready to offer Nexus-like AOSP support to at least one Sony device.
The Sony Xperia S is the lucky fellow that will receive Nexus-like treatment and we’re certainly intrigued by the move. What does it mean for the Android business? Will we see other Sony and non-Sony devices get the same support for Google?
I’m sure that neither carriers nor device makers would be entirely happy to let customers fetch their Android updates directly from Google, but should [...]
The Xperia NXT series was first announced during the Mobile World Congress, back in February. The three devices in the series, the Xperia S, P, and U are not Sony’s standard bearers (that spot is reserved to the LTE-enabled Xperia Ion), but they do deliver nevertheless decent specs and a classy appearance.
Our biggest gripe with the three devices is on the software side. The Xperias come with Gingerbread on board, which is a crying shame, no matter how you look at it. However, Sony has promised updates to ICS (for now) for all its recent devices, and, up until now, they’ve been quite good at respecting their update schedules.
Sony today announced that you can [...]
The Android smartphone environment in the U.S. has been dominated by companies such as Samsung, HTC, and Motorola, with manufacturers such as Huawei, ZTE, LG, and Sony attempting to make in-roads into an already saturated market. These companies have planned for this entry with some truly amazing devices, but unfortunately Sony has fallen somewhat short in this regard. Do they get points for effort?
And a valiant effort it is, with the Sony Xperia P, Xperia S, and the mid-range Xperia Sola now available for sale in the USA. The good news – the devices are available unlocked and not requiring any form of a long-term contractual [...]
Folks in Australia aren’t celebrating their official national day until January 26, but owners of Sony Xperia S in the country will certainly have something to be merry and gleeful about. According to Sony Mobile Australia, the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Xperia S is being rolled out starting today.
As reported by AusDroid, here’s what the company wrote on their Facebook page:
“Great news, the software upgrade for Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on Xperia™ S has begun. Your network providers will send a SMS notification directly to your phone when the upgrade is available to download.”
Notice that the post said that owners will be notified via SMS of [...]
As Sony’s latest flagship model, the specs of the Xperia S haven’t exactly sent the competition scrambling. It’s a solid phone, make no mistake, but Sony’s decision to use a Snapdragon S3 processor and the snubbing of Android 4.0 ICS didn’t really sit well with critics and customers alike. Now, reports are coming in that there’s a true successor to the Sony Xperia S, and the new device is about to make an entrance.
Dubbed the Sony Xperia SL, this mysterious Xperia phone was first spotted on the website of Indonesia’s FCC-like regulatory body. The model, which was only submitted on June 28, is known as the Sony Xperia SL LT26ii. As a refresher, the original Xperia S is [...]
Just as it promised a month back, Sony has started to roll out an official Android 4.0 ICS update for its high-end Xperia S smartphone. The upgrade should have already hit your Xperia S OTA (over-the-air), but, depending on your phone’s model and carrier, you might have to wait an additional few days until getting the much-awaited tasty scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Android 4.0 update comes just days after the low-end Xperia active has been upgraded and two weeks after another entry-level device from Sony, the Xperia Mini Pro, has been officially taken to the next software level. I don’t know about you, but Sony is impressing the bejesus out of me with what looks [...]