Upgrade to Xperia S, Sony Xperia SL shows up in pink and blue

As we reported earlier, an upgraded version of the Sony Xperia S appears to be on the way. Sources indicate the device, an LT26ii listed as a Sony Xperia SL, will run on an overclocked 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 chip. The image that has surfaced shows the device in pink and in blue/violet. This is the second pink Xperia that has been spotted this week. It is not clear whether other colors will be available and still no word on availability of the device.

source: Xperia Blog

Unlocked Xperia S, P and Sola Now Available In the U.S.

Sony Mobile is now delivering on its promise to deliver their NXT lineup of Android devices unlocked in the U.S.  The Xperia S with a dual core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm CPU, 4.3″ (1280 x 720) HD display, and capable 12MP camera is available for $469.99 from Newegg in black or white. The Xperia P rocking a 1Ghz dual core CPU, 4″ (960 x 540) qHD display, and 8MP camera is up for $388.99 from Newegg. While the budget friendly Xperia Sola with its 1Ghz dual core CPU, 3.7″ (854 x 480) display, “floating touch” technology, and 5MP camera can be had for $299.00 from Newegg.

All three models will receive Sony Mobile’s ICS update and will work on AT&T’s 3G network. The Xperia U is not yet available, but should be up sometime soon. These are all capable devices and should only get better once they have the Android ICS update installed. Anyone interested in one of these devices?

source: Xperia Blog

Upgraded version of Sony Xperia S on the way?

In the database of products maintained by the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, keen-eyed monitors discovered a new model number for a Sony Xperia smartphone. The name listed in the database is for a Sony Xperia SL and carries a model number of LT26ii. This can be contrasted with a Sony Xperia S which carries the model number LT26i in the same database.

Some are speculating the very minor differences in the model names and numbers are a sign that the new item is an upgrade to the Xperia S. The question is whether it is really an upgrade with better hardware or just some minor differences, like radios, to allow the Xperia S to be sold in different markets.

Are you hoping for a better Sony Xperia S? Let us know in the comments.

source: PhoneArena

Sony Xperia S ICS update issues acknowledged by Sony Mobile

Last week Sony Mobile announced they were rolling out updates to their Experia S line of smartphones so users would be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. Once the upgrade process started rolling out several people began reporting problems. Sony acknowledged these initial issues with the Android 4.0.4 ICS updates and commenced working to address them. They asked users to “stay calm” pending additional information.

On the Talk Sony forums, Sony now reports all updates will be “re-released.” Users can continue to check periodically to see whether their phone recognizes the new update as being available or wait for Sony to issue a new announcement regarding the re-released updates.

Although it is unfortunate that Sony is experiencing these problems rolling out the ICS update, it is good to see them keeping communication channels open and updating their users on progress towards a resolution.

source: Xperia blog

Ice Cream Sandwich for Sony Xperia S caught on camera

Can’t wait to taste some Ice Cream Sandwich on your Sony Xperia S? If this latest video is anything to go by then you might not be waiting too much longer.

The video below surfaced on YouTube over the weekend and already has close to 50,000 views, a sure sign of the anticipation for the update. You can get a glance at Sony’s Walkman app, the new advanced camera features and of course all of the standard ICS features that we know and love.

Break out your Thai phrase book and enjoy the walk-through. Here’s hoping the roll out isn’t too far behind!

 

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Source: s-ense

Xperia Play Android 4.0 Upgrade Has Been Canceled

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia Play’s upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been canceled, leaving the PlayStation-certified smartphone on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony explains that compatibility and stability issues with the Play’s gaming features are to blame.

Other 2011 Xperia phones are still on track to receive the upgrade to ICS, including the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Active. These devices will begin receiving an optional 4.0.4 update through the PC Companion app starting next week.

Existing Xperia devices already running 4.0.3 will be getting an update to 4.0.4 around the same time frame. These devices include the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Ray, and Xperia Neo V.

Late June is the date for the Xperia S to get ICS, and the Xperia P and Xperia U should receive it in Q3.

source: sony blog

 

Sony Starts ICS Upgrades For Scandinavian Xperia Users

Looks like Sony is starting its Ice Cream Sandwich updates… if you’re in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, or Norway. If you are, and you own an Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V, or Xperia Ray, get ready to start tasting some sweetness as the updates roll out over the next four to six weeks. These will NOT be over the air updates, so you will need a Mac or PC to install (which is pretty lame in my opinion).

Scandinavian Xperia users, hit the source link below to get started.

source: sonymobile blog

 

Xperia S has display issues after heat exposure, Sony admits

Following complaints from Xperia S users, Sony has acknowledged that some of the phones have developed a yellow tint to the screen after being exposed to increased temperatures. While Sony says the problem is only in a limited number of handsets, the yellow color may appear if the phone is exposed to temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius. Sony also stated that the manufacturing process has been corrected so this won’t happen in the future.

If you have a phone that has already developed a yellow hue, Sony encourages you to contact your local customer service center. Sony promises they will fix the phone at no cost to the customer.

It’s a shame that there is a problem with the Xperia S‘s screen, since that is its best feature and selling point. The 1280 x 720 pixels resolution HD display is well-known for its beautiful images. Nonetheless, Sony is addressing the issue and ensuring it will be fixed.

source: CNET UK

 

Sony flagship Xperia phones set for the US via Brightstar

Living in the US and itching to get your hands on Sony’s flagship Xperia Android phones? Wireless distribution giants, Brightstar has got you covered as it’s set to bring the Xperia S, Xperia U and Xperia P to our doorsteps. No dates have been announced as yet  however watch this space as we’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we have more news.

President of Sony Mobile Communications North America, Paul Hamnett quoted “We are thrilled to expand Sony Mobile Communications’ presence in the U.S. with Brightstar, offering a broader range of our Xperia portfolio to consumers”

Sony is really working hard to turn around its fortunes in the Android market. Sony Ericsson never really hit the heady heights achieved by big rivals such as Samsung and Motorola, and the newly founded Sony Mobile Communications is determined to right that wrong. The new devices have arrived to critical acclaim , if Sony can back that up with a solid worldwide distribution strategy then it may well be on the verge of an impressive turnaround.

Will you be looking to pick up Sony’s latest offering over that of Smasung, HTC, Motorola et al? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and be sure to check out the full press release from Brightstar after the break.


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Sony Xperia S all set for Canadian debut (or is it?)


Sony
has really upped its game this year as it looks to go toe-to-toe with Android kingpins Samsung, HTC and Motorola. The latest flagship device, the Xperia S, was revealed to the world at the CES show back in January and the device is picking up critical acclaim throughout the tech world. It seemed this morning that Canada would be the next country to pick up the device as the Sony Mobile Facebook page posted the above image early this morning.  The admittedly genuine looking advert suggested that Xperia S is ‘coming soon’ to Rogers Canada  however all may not be as it seems. Just as quickly as the image was posted it disappeared again in a cloud of mystery.

Canadian tech site MobileSyrup contacted Rogers who confirmed that while the device will certainly be compatible with its network, there are no specific plans to offer it directly. It looks like any Canadian Xperia S fans might need to pick up this new flagship device sim-free.

Just in case you’d forgotten, The Xperia S boasts a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3″ 720p display, and a market leading 12MP camera. The device ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread however Ice Cream Sandwich will follow shortly thereafter. Definitely a device worth getting your hands, whether it’s sim-free or otherwise!

source : mobilesyrup