Posts tagged with: Xperia Arc

[Full Xperia Arc Review] The Xperia Arc by Sony Ericsson was announced at CES 2011. The Xperia Arc is a Google Android 2.3 powered smartphone with Sony Ericsson's custom Xperia UI. Inside, its packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and ROM. Its 4.2-inch color transflective TFT display has a 480x854 FWVGA resolution. Other features of the Xperia Arc are video output in up to 720p HD resolution and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read on for the latest Xperia Arc news, reviews and videos:

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    Sony threw fans of custom ROMs a bone when it first started offering its bootloader unlock service, but the company made clear from the get-go that if this was a road you wanted to head down, you were on your own. That meant no more access to software updates, and no official way to go back to Sony's stock ROM. Well, if after all your experimentation you've decided that it might be nice to spend some time running Sony's software again, you're finally in luck, as the company has just a beta of a new flash tool that can restore your unlocked phone to stock. For now, hardware support is ...

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    One of the trials between Apple and Samsung is coming to an end and, before the jury deliberates, the two companies gave their closing arguments, final statements. Apple is accusing Samsung of copying the iPhone's design and even showed the court slides with Samsung devices before and after the iPhone hit the market. Part of Apple's final statement was this sentence: "not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone". At that point Apple showed a Nokia-made Lumia and a Sony (Ericsson)-made Xperia Arc, emphasizing on these two examples that, according to their beliefs, managed to become ...

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    The Sony (Ericsson) Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Ray have received their treat of Ice Cream Sandwich back in April and, while there will be probably no Android 4.0 love for the Xperia Play, users of the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo will be happy to see the update notification on their screens. After the refresh the platform version will be Android 4.0.4 and kernel 2.6.32 but if you want to know exactly the SI numbers for which Sony has flipped the switch make sure to follow the source links below for the Arc and Neo. Meanwhile you can check out the numbers in the screenshot above from someone ...

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    Right at the end of last month, Sony spoke-up regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich updates that had been scheduled for some of last year's Xperia models. We had been expecting to see them released before the end of March, but Sony ended up having to let us know that there would be a short delay. The best it would offer about just when the updates would eventually arrive was sometime around mid-April. It looks like that estimation was right on-schedule, as today Sony announced that ICS updates are starting to become available for the Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Ray. Sony fans in Scandinavia will ...

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    There was quite a debate regarding Sony's Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia 2011 line-up, especially that the manufacturer initially told its customers that the 2011 phones pack 512MB of RAM and a slower processor, specs below those "recommended" to run Ice Cream Sandwich. In a recent blog post, Sony goes on about the differences between Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, trying to get its customers informed. "We are actually proud to say that our Gingerbread software is very stable and has great performance, so it's not a bad idea to stay on this release. Ice Cream Sandwich is ...

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    Among Android manufacturers, Sony's really been standing out when it comes to Ice Cream Sandwich, taking the unusual step of officially releasing various in-development beta ROMs for customers with unlocked handsets. We just saw one of the latest ones arrive, talking overnight about the new ROM available for the Xperia Play. It's great to have access to these early builds, but ultimately what really matters is when Sony's going to start getting fully-completed final Ice Cream Sandwich updates out to its phones. Today we learn that the company has adjusted its schedule for when those ...

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    The official trailer for the movie Resident Evil: Retribution was launched a couple of hours ago. Why should this be of any interest to you? The phone pictured above is featured in the trailer which you can check out at the source link. The big question is, like featured in the title: are we looking at the Sony Xperia Arc HD or is this just a re-branded Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc / Arc S? The Arc HD has been no stranger when it comes down to leaked specs but we can't say the same about the aspect of the device. For a long time, the LT26i, aka Nozomi, was believed to be the Xperia Arc HD. In ...

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    Sony Ericsson is rumored to be releasing a high-end Android, called Nozomi, in March of next year that will bring a dual 1.5GHz dual core CPU (probably of the Snapdragon variety) with a 4.3" 1280x720 720p display (that's 342ppi), 1GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, and, oddly, a micro-SIM tray and no expandable microSD storage. It'll also pack NFC and a 1750mAh battery. Sony Ericsson's latest high end, the Xperia Arc S, packs a faster single-core CPU. The Nozomi would be their first shipping dual-core offering. Source: Xperia Blog

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    Six months ago, we heard about some quality issues that were affecting Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc. A number of users were noticing that the phone's plastic shell was cracking in one particular spot, a thin band of plastic bordering the top edged of the light sensor on the phone's face. The presence of the crack didn't appear to put the rest of the phone's structural integrity at risk, but it's certainly not what you expect to happen to a brand-new expensive piece of electronics. The issue never built up the kind of momentum necessary to warrant a recall, but we did hear of Sony Ericsson ...

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    According to the PTCRB site, a brand new firmware is listed as of December 20 with software version number 4.0.2.A.0.62. No, this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update as the manufacturer was kind enough to let the world know we should expect it between March and May of next year. If you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, arc S, neo, neo V and PLAY, you might want to keep an eye out for the new firmware. According to the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog, you shouldn't expect any new features but a couple of bugfixes. The firmware itself is "mainly targeted to MENA (Middle East North Africa)". ...

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    Ever since Sony Ericsson officially stated that all of its 2011 Xperia smartphones will be updated to the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich, there were speculations regarding the actual roll-out date. If earlier the company told us the steps necessary to bring the new platform to the phones, now we have official roll-out dates. End of March - beginning of May 2012 is the timeframe to watch for if you have a phone which is in the 2011 Xperia line-up. The first ones to get ICS in March/April will be the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Then, in April/May, the refresh will be pushed ...

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    Sony Ericsson made its customers very happy once the company announced that it will bring all of its handsets in the 2011 Xperia-line to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich party. There were rumors of a January release and then those implying March but the thing is the update process is not that easy we'd like it to be. In order to get the latest version of Android on the handsets out in user hands, Sony Ericsson has to go through a couple of steps necessary. They were kind enough to outline the process which you might find long but the posting says that the "summary of all the activities and ...

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    What we already know and Sony Ericsson -- to be called only Sony after mid-2012 -- emphasized many times in the past is that its entire Xperia line-up from this year will receive official Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich updates. What we don't know is when exactly this will happen, with some indicating March and others pointing towards a sooner date, in January. What appears to be Ice Cream Sandwich firmware updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and neo have been found online over at PTCRB. They are reportedly under certification and chances are other ROMs for other devices in the Xperia ...

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    Just yesterday we've heard from Sony Ericsson Italy that the Xperia 2011 line-up will get its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treat in March 2012 and now we have another version of the story. There are more possibilities here: Sony could roll out the updates at different times in different regions; we might be caught in a marketing war or some people give out information just for the sake of it. Regardless, here's the deal: a Sony Ericsson employee said that, contrary to the Italian branch information, the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the 2011 Xperia line-up should be ...

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    Sony Ericsson was recently kind enough to announce that its entire Xperia line from this year will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. What we didn't know was when exactly the manufacturer was planning on doing that. From Sony Ericsson Italy we find out that not only the company is the only manufacturer to update its entire 2011 line-up but that the refresh should be out in the first quarter of the next year. Maurizio de Palma, the Marketing Manager of Sony Ericsson Italy, said that March should be the month to circle in your calendar. Of course, this is a rough estimate as there could be ...

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    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, Xperia pro, Xperia active, ...

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    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, Active, Neo V, ...

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    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, and 8.1-megapixel camera with mobile Exmor-R backlit ...

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    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 with the FreeXperia ...

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    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 looks like the Play didn't get it, but the ...

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    Earlier today we heard that Sony Ericsson had made a decision that would make users of its Android phones very happy, that it had committed to releasing Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates across its full lineup of this year's models. That kind of future support is a question that's on the minds of plenty of Android users, but none of us expected such a definitive promise this early on. Sadly, it turns out there's probably a good reason we were surprised, since Sony Ericsson has now backtracked from that claim. The company clarified its commitment to future Android software releases by ...

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    The next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, is going to be released sometime October/November, according to Google's own Eric Schmidt. Then it will be up to OEMs to issue updates for their existing phones (taking longer for some while the others acting faster). According to a Sony Ericsson representative, all of the manufacturer's 2011 Xperia phones in this year's line-up will be updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. That's a lot of phones: Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, Xperia Pro, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, and Xperia Ray. There are no details of course as per when ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not in the world of Google's Android project. This week we discuss the recent teaser of a Samsung event in Berlin on September 1st and we also breeze through all the leaks of the week, which by the way include information on the Google Nexus Prime and how it may bring a 720p resolution screen to the market. We go through all the all the Andriod Smartphone releases for the week and all the software updates you definitely must look out for. In the Dark Side we go through the HTC Evo 3D getting its bootloader unlocked ...

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    We first heard of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S just as this year's IFA in Berlin was set to get rolling. While it's not a huge improvement over the original Arc, we liked what we saw when we were able to give the phone some hands-on attention a few days later. Now we've learned a little more about the phone's release plans, and it looks like it could be getting here slightly sooner than anticipated. While we were expecting the the Arc S to show up in October, if not a little later into Q4, SE's apparently wasting no time in starting the quarter off with its new hardware. Pre-orders now ...

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    With the IFA ramping-up in Berlin, we're bracing for a ton of new on new smartphones to roll in. One of the first to be announced is a hardware bump to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, the new Arc S. If you're already familiar with the Arc, all you need to know about the Arc S is that it will be slightly faster. SE is swapping-out the 1GHz Snapdragon the Arc came with for a 1.4GHz model. That makes for a 40% speed increase on paper, and SE says that you can expect real-world performance to amount to about a 20-25% speed-up; that's not world-shattering, but it's a decent bump that should help ...

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