Owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro have had to put up with a bug that caused their phones to pick up some annoying electronic crackling noises. It looked like SE was on top of it, though, and released a software update for the phone that purported to remedy the issue. We’re now learning of additional details behind this problem, of hardware changes SE’s made to the model, and what that means for users with older hardware.
The fix SE came up with basically just tries to turn down the volume on this electronic interference, filtering it out and hoping you [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. We begin today’s show by talking about Google Music and the reason why you should give it a try. We later cover the approval by Motorola Stock Holders for the merger with Google and what this could mean for you as a customer. We later go through the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the first impressions on the device. In this week’s rumors we go through the new Motorola Driod Xyboard line-up coming to Verizon, the HTC [...]
Before this year’s IFA in Berlin, Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Arc S, refresh to the original Arc announced at CES, and the Xperia Neo V, follow-up to the Xperia Neo introduced at MWC.
Both of these phones will be available unlocked in the U.S., running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S packs a 1.4GHz processor, opposed to the 1GHz CPU on the original Xperia Arc. The rest of the specs are the same, with a 4.2-inch FWVGA “Reality Display”, 512MB of RAM, and 8.1-megapixel Exmor camera. It will cost $529.99 without a contract at Sony [...]
There were talks about the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Ericsson devices but then the manufacturer backtracked the same day the initial rumors popped up.
According to recent information, it has been now confirmed that the entire Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up for 2011 will indeed get its Ice Cream Sandwich treat. “We are working on merging our current Xperia experience with the new features in Android 4.0”, says the manufacturer. The models targeted are the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, [...]
While we’re all waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to arrive and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be released to the AOSP, the is another way that we can get ICS on our phones: ports from the ICS SDK.
In most cases the result is closer to something you’d expect from “Dr. Frankenstein” than a “plastic surgeon” in terms of elegance and full-functionality, but being able to run ICS on your own phone before it’s available to anyone else can be too hard to pass up!
Since the SDK was released, here are some of the more noteworthy phones that [...]
Over the weekend, we got the chance to see some new pics of the Sony Ericsson (for now, at least, this model looks to be keeping the “Ericsson”) Xperia Arc HD, once known as the Nozomi. After seeing some renders of the phone, it was great to finally get a chance to see how the flesh-and-blood version was coming along. Today we look at a couple more pics of the handset, showing off the phone’s HD screen.
The Xperia Arc HD is supposed to feature a 4.3-inch screen with an HD 720p resolution. While it’s hard to appreciate that kind of pixel density from these [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we go through HTC’s November 3rd event, and what the HTC Rezound brings to Verizon very soon. We cover the release of the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition tablets, which are hopefully much better than their predecessor. We also go through the rumors of a new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD, an LG U1 and more. In this week’s coverage we go through some great articles from Joe Levi, which include ways to speed up [...]
Sony Ericsson — or just Sony, after the company announced it will buy out Ericsson’s stake of the joint venture — is rumored to prepare a phone dubbed Xperia Arc HD which will bring the phone maker in the HD-screen resolution game.
Of course there were plenty of rumors in the past about the Sony Ericsson Nozomi which had it feature a 720p screen but according to recent reports, the alleged Xperia Arc HD might just go through. No other vital details have been made public but a feature present on Sony’s cameras: the ability to snap a Full-HD picture while [...]
Sony Ericsson may be putting the Xperia X10 out to pasture when it comes to providing software updates, but luckily there are plenty of other Xperia models that continue to live on. The company has been talking about its plans for bringing Android 2.3.4 to the lineup for months, and we first started to hear about models beginning to receive the software back in September. Sony Ericsson has now announced that it’s moving past a limited, regional distribution, and is beginning a global push to bring that latest software to the Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, Mini, Mini Pro, Pro, Ray, [...]
The Sony Ericsson joint venture established on October 1, 2001 is about to end as Sony and Ericsson today announced that Sony will acquire Ericsson’s 50% stake in the joint venture, making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.
The buyout will cost Sony EUR1.05 billion (around $1,47 billion) in cash and will not only make the phone segment a company subsidiary but will grant Sony access to a broad intellectual-property cross-licensing agreement and ownership of five essential patent families. The deal has been approved by both companies and is [...]
This past summer, Sony Ericsson brought owners of the Xperia X10 into the present day by finally releasing a Gingerbread update for the phone, skipping Froyo altogether as it upgraded the X10 from Eclair. If you thought that action meant SE was interested in continuing to breathe some new life into the aging phone, think again, because it looks like that update will be the last the X10 may ever see.
An X10 fan sent a tweet to Sony Ericsson’s UK branch, where he wondered if there were any plans to get Android 2.3.4 on the X10; the late July update was for Android 2.3.3. [...]
If you’re a fan of Sony Ericsson’s smartphones, whether that’s because of excellent cameras, or the inclusion of video game controls, we’ve got some good news for you: in a recent phone call with investors, the company revealed its intention to abandon feature phones altogether, and commit to all its releases being smartphones over the course of next year.
Admittedly, SE’s well on its way to being smartphone-only when it comes to handsets, but it still manages to churn out a few feature phones, like the recent Sony Ericsson txt, a messaging-centered [...]
Just like users, OEMs often disagree on chances a platform has to beat/match others. HTC is giving Windows Phone the thumbs up while Sony Ericsson is more careful regarding its chances to beat Android.
As more than 30% of total HTC device sales are now represented by Windows Phone, Melvin Chua, HTC’s Singapore Manager said they “believe that Windows Phone 7 will eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money”. With Windows Phone 7.5 Mango being pushed out and devices starting to become available soon, the sales percentage [...]
Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia Arc S in at the end of August as a follow-up to the popular Xperia Arc that was introduced at this year’s CES. The phone should be available this October and it appears that Vodafone U.K. already has it ready.
If you are a Vodafone U.K. subscriber, or becoming one, you’ll get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S for free contracts starting from £31. You’ll get the same sleek look of the “old” Xperia Arc but an updated 1.4GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.2-inch FWVGA “Reality Display”, 512MB of RAM, [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we go through the recent leaks of Android Ice Cream Sandwich that an anonymous tipster caught on a Nexus S he bought on eBay. Speaking of Ice Cream Sandwich, we also go through the Samsung/Google event planned for October 11th on CTIA in which we expect the Google Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich to be revealed. We go through al the smartphone releases for the week, which include the T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G and more. [...]
Sony Ericsson first announced its Xperia Ray back in June. By early July, we had heard rumors of an August release date, but it wouldn’t be until September that the phone finally became available. That was in the UK, though, so what about a US launch? SE fans in the States now have their own opportunity to get the Ray, with online retailer Newegg starting-up sales.
Though it lists for about $450, Newegg has the Ray on sale for around $380, instead. Obviously, that’s for an unlocked, off-contract handset. The phone’s frequency support make it a good fit for [...]
Here are a few handsets whose identities are in question; most likely they are unannounced models which are still undergoing testing by their respective OEMs. We figure that the best way to glean more information about them is to crowdsource the identification process — even if we can’t come up with model names or numbers, we may at least be able to discern some key features or indicators. Please feel free to note your observations in the comments.
This is probably the easiest of the bunch: it’s likely to be a mid-range Android hitting [...]
CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik, now working for Samsung, has shared one of Diogo Ferreira’s posts on Google+ related to CyanogenMod and Sony Ericsson. Great news for Xperia phone owners: they’ll get some CyanogenMod love for their devices.
No less than ten Sony Ericsson Android phone will be supported by the next release of CyanogenMod. These are the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Xperia X10, Xperia X8, Xperia X10 Mini, and Xperia X10 Mini Pro. According to the same post, this will be possible thanks to a joint effort [...]
Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Pro this February and we met it at MWC. It was supposed to be already available but it got initially delayed to July and then to Q4. It now appears that it will be hitting the British market next week.
According to our friends over at Clove, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is expected on October 6. For roughly $500 you can get the phone unlocked, packing a 3.7-inch FWVGA screen with 480 x 854 resolution, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 320MB of RAM, eight-megapixel camera on the back and two-megapixel webcam on the front. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we cover what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android Project. In today’s show we go through a ton of Android releases for the week, which include the much expected HTC Rhyme that we leaked weeks ago. Watch out for some Galaxy S II release dates on this segment also. We go through our expectations on the recently announced HTC event for October 6th and we go through all the leaks that back our theories up. Other rumors include the Samsung SHV-E120L with a massive 4.7-inch display and a 720p [...]
One month ago Sony Ericsson announced the Live With Walkman Android-powered smartphone in an attempt to rejuvenate the Walkman brand and line-up. Three U.K. has the phone listed under its “Coming soon” category, landing on the carrier this month.
Powered by Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman is equipped with Sony’s own xLOUD audio enhancement technology and sports a 1Ghz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA screen with mobile Bravia engine, five-megapixel auto-focus camera with 720p HD video recording capability, VGA front facing webcam, [...]
Sony Ericsson has been talking big about bringing Android 2.3.4 to its lineup of 2011 Xperia smartphones for a while now. We had been expecting those updates to start showing up in October, but it looks like they’re already on their way to users now.
Earlier today we talked about the update arriving for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. We’re now hearing confirmation that the firmware is also out for the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc; there’s been no word yet on the Pro.
As promised, the update is full of goodies, including Swype’s virtual keyboard. It [...]
Just as we were promised at the beginning of the month, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is, as of now, available online over at AT&T. Android gamers no longer have to go to Verizon for the Play but now have a GSM alternative.
The phone costs $49.99 with a two-year contract or $399.99 without one and packs a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, 1GB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, four-inch display and 4G speeds. To see the exact AT&T model, check out our hands-on or read our full Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review.
Source: AT&T Thanks: Kaik541