The advent of the smartphone has changed not only the way we communicate, but the way we go about our daily lives. The newspaper is now on your phone. High-speed internet capabilities and HD displays makes watching movies and TV shows on your handheld device an amazing experience. Your smartphone doubles as an mp3 player. The large number of games, along with all these features, means never being bored during a long wait. For the adventurous, you have your maps, compass apps, and even sky charts, if you’re into that sort of thing. And to capture all those amazing moments with friends, family, and also when you’re alone, you have the smartphone camera.
Sony Mobile has been on a roll lately with its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade plan. The update has been rolled out to the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Ray, and Xperia Neo V just last month. And except for the Xperia Play, other Xperia devices released in 2011 are expected to receive the latest Android flavor in the coming weeks. As for the company’s Xperia NXT series, which include the Xperia S, Xperia P, and Xperia U – ICS is also coming pretty soon.
Wondering how different the Ice Cream Sandwich experience is going to be when jumping from a Gingerbread-flavored Xperia S? We can help. Seeing — what we assume to be — the official ICS update running on an Xperia S in [...]
Sony’s current flagship phone, the Xperia S, was initially reported to receive the much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update this coming end of May. But in a recent post from Sony’s support team on their mobile forum site, the Japanese just backtracked on their initial promise, stating that the Sony Xperia S will begin to get the ICS update towards the end of the second quarter of 2012. In other words, expect your desert sometimes in late June or even later.
The Xperia S initially shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board, making us wonder why would Sony launch a new flagship phone with an outdated operating system. The device was first introduced in [...]
For all the things that Sony has got right in the last few months, shipping its flagship phone, the Sony Xperia S, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when the calendar clearly said that we’re in 2012 probably wasn’t one of them. For what it’s worth, the company promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on the horizon.
Sony last posted on its blog that the ICS update for Xperia S phone will be rolled out in the latter part of Q2, but it appears things are running so smoothly that owners of the Xperia S will get to see it a bit sooner. According to posts on Sony’s support forum, the upgrade to ICS will come as early as this month.
The announcement was [...]
The Sony Xperia S is one of Sony’s first dual-core devices promising stability and lightning-fast processing speeds. But, don’t you know that the custom modding community at XDA Developers is also porting the Sony Xperia S firmware to run on older Sony Ericsson devices such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc?
This feat has been made possible, thanks to XDA Developers member zohaib0001, who managed to port the Sony Xperia S ROM to the Xperia Arc S. The Sony Xperia S firmware perfectly runs well on single-core devices and considering the Xperia Arc is a Sony-branded device, there should be no problems when it comes to stability once installed.
However, there are a [...]
Sony was a bit late in entering the Android scene, but it has made a grand entrance by launching the Xperia phones. The phones are definitely unique in terms of style and design, and one of the things that make the Xperia experience even more awesome is Sony’s Timescape UI. If you are a fan of the this UI, you don’t have to buy an Xperia phone just to experience it because you can now apply this UI on your device.
Just very recently, XDA Developers member ra3al made the Sony Xperia S’s home launcher, widgets, and wallpapers available to any Android phone. Some of the applications and widgets which are included are the home launcher, clock widget, [...]
After struggling for much of last year in satiating the public’s growing hunger for bigger, better, and faster Android devices, a reenergized Sony Mobile is hoping to turn things around in 2012 with its new line of Xperia devices. It remains to be seen whether the Xperia portfolio can do for Sony what the Galaxy did for Samsung, but expanding the reach of the devices in a hotly contested market is a surefire way to send the signal that Sony’s not going down without putting up a fight.
Working with Brightstar, a specialized wireless distributor in the US, the deal will see three new Sony smartphones become available for customers, which include the Xperia S, Xperia P, [...]
The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) at Las Vegas was a place to be for all gadget enthusiasts. Leading manufacturers showcased their devices and gave viewers a glimpse of what gadgets to expect this year. Two of those devices are the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD.
Both phones are good and are equipped with high-end specs that consumers will find it hard to make a choice between the two. So, to make your life easier, we will be comparing these two phones to help you come up with your own decision. In this comparison, we will be discussing the specs and features of these phones and how they differ from one another.Design and [...]
If you have been waiting with bated breath for Sony to join the growing list of quad-core Android phones in the market, you may have to wait a little bit longer – like, a year longer – since that seems to be the plan according to Sony Mobile’s Product Marketing Manager Stephen Sneeden. Talking with CNET Asia at the Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, he said that it is likely that the company won’t release Android phones powered by quad-core processor until early 2013.
The Sony Mobile exec said that the company is considering moving to Cortex A15 architecture in the second part of [...]
Last night, Sony showed us the newest members of its Xperia NXT series, the Xperia U and Xperia P. The new NXT brand, launched at CES with the Xperia S, embodies Sony’s commitment to change the image of its ill-fated mobile products. Just ten days ago, the Japanese have finally signed the divorce papers with Ericsson, and now Sony is ready to shine again on its own. The new U and P devices are the first phones to bear the Sony logo (Xperia S still used the Sony Ericsson branding.)
The Xperia U and Xperia P share a sleek and minimalistic design philosophy, and are very similar in appearance to the previously-introduced Xperia S. All three phones have [...]