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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...

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Traditionally in the Android development cycle, major versions have launched at the end of the year (exception being Gingerbread/Honeycomb). According to the Wall Street Journal, Android Jelly... Bean should launch this year, “by Thanksgiving”.

Will this be Android 5.0 or another version? That depends on Google’s plans for their I/O developer event happening in June. And...

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Just a couple of days after the unconfirmed entry-level ST21i Tapioca has enjoyed its first hands-on treatment, a new Sony smartphone has already been leaked.... The ST27i/ST27a, codenamed Lotus, is a device set to come with slightly better tech specs than the Tapioca, but it will still probably not win any power or speed competitions.

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While most of us are eagerly waiting to see Sony’s upcoming super phone, the LT29i “Hayabusa”, in action, another, more modest handheld from the Japanese company has enjoyed a first hands-on... treatment.

The ST21i “Tapioca” hasn’t been officially confirmed by anyone at Sony, but we knew for a while (a couple of weeks, to be more exact) that it was coming. With just an 800 MHz single...

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Unveiled way back in January at CES, the Sony Xperia Ion caught our attention with its stylish design and (supposedly) capable camera from the get-go. However, months passed since we’ve... last heard about AT&T’s future exclusive phone, so we kind of started to forget about it.

A recent rumor ignited by a trivial Google ad points towards a June launch for the Xperia Ion. Tha...

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Our regular readers know by now that Samsung and Apple are (by far) the biggest smartphone vendors in the world.

But I’m sure that most of you will be surprised to learn that Samsung... and Apple have earned 99% of all profits made in the smartphone market during the first quarter of 2012. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC accounts for the remaining 1% of the total profits.

These figu...

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If new leaks about Sony’s upcoming super phone are accurate, the ongoing battle between high-end Android smartphones will get even more exciting in the second half of the year.... According to a member of the Chinese Baidu forum, the Japanese’ secret weapon is the LT29i, a device packing some impressive specs, that goes by the codename Hayabusa (Japanese for Peregrine Falc...

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It took Sony a while to update the dual-core Tablet S to Android 4.0, but Sony fans rejoice, as the 10-incher is finally getting its long awaited tasty scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich.

According... to a post published earlier today on Sony’s official blog, Tablet S owners should have already received prompt messages for a system update over-the-air. If, however, you own a Tablet S and you are yet to...

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Unveiled back in February at the MWC, Sony’s Xperia P and Xperia U Android-based smartphones didn’t exactly look like a duo to die for. With beautiful designs, but rather modest specs and... an almost inexplicable ICS omission, the two devices were received with mixed feelings by pundits and regular users. And if the lackluster innards of the two Xperias didn’t provide enough reason...

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The old adage tells you that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Things may not be that simple for budding Android developers who don’t have the resources to invest in several... Android devices to ensure the compatibility of their apps. Sure, emulators are good, and the one included in the Android SDK recently got a major usability boost thanks to hardware acceleration. But emul...