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[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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    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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    Back in January when Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia Arc, the phone was officially announced in two color flavors: Midnight Blue and Misty Silver. If you take a look at the image above you'll see that the Xperia Arc is also available in white. The image was taken at an Xperia Ray launch conference in Asia and it's not quite certain whether we're looking at a white version of the Xperia Arc or the Arc's rumored refresh. On the same note, an orange-flavored Xperia Play has been pictured as you can see in the image below. The image was taken at the ongoing Gamescom show in Germany and since ...

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    A few of Sony Ericsson's newest devices are queued up to get CyanogenMod Custom ROM. Thanks to recent code submitted by Diogo Ferreira, the bits needed to bring my favorite custom ROM to three smartphones in the Xperia family: - Xperia Play: r.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7126 - Xperia Neo: r.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7128 - Xperia Arc: r.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7127 Currently the code to add these phones to the CyanogenMod family is awaiting approval to be merged into the CyanogenMod repository. Once that's done we can expect nightly builds to follow not long after. From that point it's just a ...

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    What do the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the Samsung Galaxy S 2 have in common? They're both super thin and light, and both have fantastic displays that provide great contrast and excellent color reproduction. Beyond that, there are many differences. The Galaxy S 2 has a better spec sheet thanks to its dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and additional storage. But the Arc is no slouch thanks to a pricetag that is $150 less than the Galaxy S 2. While the Arc is using the last-generation single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, it's one of the fastest devices to use this chip. Both devices are ...

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    There have been a few signs pointing to the possibility of an Xperia Arc release on AT&T in the US - FCC paperwork showing the proper bands are in place, a new model number for the smartphone that hinted at an AT&T connection - but so far no word from the carrier. It now looks like there won't be a subsidized version available, but that shouldn't keep you from getting your hands on the Arc, as Sony Ericsson is now offering the smartphone for sale directly through its website to US customers. You could have imported an Arc already, were you really serious about obtaining one, but direct US ...

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    Sony Ericsson has a rather successful Android phone line-up with the MWC-launched Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. According to sources, the manufacturer is already testing a platform update for the above mentioned devices. The update would contain Google's newest Android mobile platform, Gingerbread version 2.3.4. In addition to the fresh OS files Sony Ericsson would also include a couple of new functionalities along with the Sony audio filter technology xLOUD. SEMC Blog's source also claims that, while this update will be available for the aforementioned phones October ...

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