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laffen
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Posted: 2012-03-31 03:27
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Sony Mobile has now set the release date for Android 4.0 for its Xperia smartphones. Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray will get the update in mid-April. Other Xperia handsets will get the update in end of May

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon ready for Sony Ericsson Xperia models

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idumbakumar
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Posted: 2012-03-31 04:06
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bit disappointing... anyway i ordered xperia S. but keeping my ARC. lets see how its going to be the ICS.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 05:42
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I don't mind if my android shuts down hidden apps but if the homescreen application and music player shut down that's an entirely different story.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 06:59
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confused..... gingerbread or ice cream sandwich...
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Posted: 2012-03-31 10:59
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This is pants. Android OS is getting worse imo. What's going to happen on Android in future budget models with less ram?? Google are going to have to do what Microsoft done. Have certain restrictions on budget models to have a standard spec for it to run ICS and it's OS. Otherwise budget models will not run properly with lower ram

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Posted: 2012-03-31 12:09
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updated both my galaxy s and s2.galaxy s only has gingerbread 2.3.6 with ics "value pack" due to being unable to run full ICS.now has updated icons,camera improvements,face unlock.
maybe the older xperias will get similar updates.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 12:44
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I think sony should then update their 2011 models to jellybean, i think that will solve this problem. But /sony has habit of releasing phones with lower ram, why 512mb ram in 2011 when htc desire had more in 2010? Even their 2012 models have 512mb ram(U&Sola).
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Posted: 2012-03-31 13:52
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Maybe Android needs to take a leaf out of Apple's and MS's book, make the OS more streamlined and efficient, bit like MS did with Win 7, so I can run on most phones.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 14:55
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What Google need to do is work with the OEMs, when they begin the next version they must with them from day one.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 19:03
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Sorry to say this, but it's utter BS.

Yes, Android does close activities and services when it's running low on memory. It's always done that, so it's nothing new compared to what you're already using.

Having said that ICS is not the reason why you don't want to upgrade. Sony's customizations, on the other hand, are. A vanilla version of ICS runs beautifully on a phone like the Xperia S, despite its 512 MB RAM limit. ICS is beautiful the way it is. Sony should just stop working on customizing the OS, and use it in all of its beauty.

Also - it's pretty ridiculous that Sony is blaming Google for bad performance when they're using several years old hardware.
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Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2012-03-31 19:35
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+1 Mizzle.
A great example of a 512mb RAM phone running Android4.0 ICS beautifuly is the Google Nexus S which recently got the Android4.0.4 update. ICS isnt just built with thdm Galaxy Nexus in mind its built with the Nexus S in mind, with its 1GHz single core CPU and 512mb RAM.
Seems Sony are taking the easy way out here by 'passing the buck', im worried for the 2011 Xperia owners, does it mean after they get 4.0.3 Sony will drop without fixing bugs like they did to the X10 after updating it to 2.3.3.
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Posted: 2012-03-31 21:04
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in that case they could launch another Gingerbread update (e.g. 2.3.7 la Xperia NXT) with improved stability, refined system and all the minor bugs solved, at least one can decide to remain with GB but having the ultimate version... I think that it can't be that difficult
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Posted: 2012-03-31 21:48
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On 2012-03-31 19:35:28, Tsepz_GP wrote:
+1 Mizzle.
A great example of a 512mb RAM phone running Android4.0 ICS beautifuly is the Google Nexus S which recently got the Android4.0.4 update. ICS isnt just built with thdm Galaxy Nexus in mind its built with the Nexus S in mind, with its 1GHz single core CPU and 512mb RAM.
Seems Sony are taking the easy way out here by 'passing the buck', im worried for the 2011 Xperia owners, does it mean after they get 4.0.3 Sony will drop without fixing bugs like they did to the X10 after updating it to 2.3.3.



Yes,the Nexus S although buggy alot was very very smooth!!
Phone?? What phone??
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Posted: 2012-03-31 23:10
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So they make this claim about RAM and the only phones not with 512MB are the P,S and Ion.If the experience is that comprimized then why not at least give the new mid range phones 768MB if you want to differentiate with high end getting 1GB?
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Posted: 2012-04-01 01:06
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On 2012-03-31 19:03:00, Mizzle wrote:
Sorry to say this, but it's utter BS.

Yes, Android does close activities and services when it's running low on memory. It's always done that, so it's nothing new compared to what you're already using.

Having said that ICS is not the reason why you don't want to upgrade. Sony's customizations, on the other hand, are. A vanilla version of ICS runs beautifully on a phone like the Xperia S, despite its 512 MB RAM limit. ICS is beautiful the way it is. Sony should just stop working on customizing the OS, and use it in all of its beauty.

Also - it's pretty ridiculous that Sony is blaming Google for bad performance when they're using several years old hardware.
[ This Message was edited by: Mizzle on 2012-03-31 18:07 ]



That's your opinion. I like what Sony is doing.
All that fuss about a delay, what are you doing all those day playing phones?
Sony phones are the most balances from all android handset, so play with your Samsung and be happy with it

It's pretty ridiculous you blame Sony.
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