Sony Xperia S receives its first update

March 10, 2012
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Before you get too excited, no this isn't Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Rather, it's just a bunch of bug-fixes and should improve the performance of the WiFi. The Sony Xperia S hasn't hit too many markets yet, yet users had already experienced issues establishing a solid WiFi connection.

In order to update to software version 6.0.A.3.67, you'll need to use the Sony PC Companion tool instead of waiting for a rollout OTA. And for Mac users, this creates another obstacle (unless you have a Windows partition); you will need to find a Windows PC, because PC Companion isn't available for OS X. Once installed, its a quick one click process.

We played around with the Xperia S way back at CES, and had hoped its first update after launch would have been to ICS rather than a few bug fixes, but we'll just have to wait for that. Though the amount of current Xperia S owners is few, let us know if the update fixed any problems you were having; if not, it's safe to assume we will be seeing another update down the road. And for those of you think about purchasing an Xperia S - check out an official review over at our sister-site SlashGear!

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  • Johncraiglynn

    i have had the xperia s for 2 days got it from three it has already frozen on me for 15mins sum apps build in like facebook come up force close waiting for this phone a long time screen is amazing but no happy with a few things 

  • anonymous

    ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    they can hear and see what your visually thinking
    this is the absolute complete truth

    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds. If all over a billion Asians where to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non Asians, integrate and associate with non Asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then a lot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.

    Think about it, it’s not normal how a lot of them act, it’s not normal human behavior! and the entire way they act is all to hid their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    Every single Asian alive is hiding their mind reading abilities, they don’t want ANYBODY to know that they can read minds, they will always deny that they can read minds, they will lie about having mind reading abilities forever!!!
    Because they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    That’s why nobody knows about it!

    Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc.
    It still happens spite a large percentage of Asians having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen a lot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, it’s still not uncommon!

    I know this may sound crazy, impossible and unbelievable, BUT IT ISN’T CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    You have to spread the message!!!!!!
    The world has to know about this!!!!!!

    • Zyo

      WTF is this shit

  • Rene Pedroso

    Better call volume

    • Youssef Abiraad

      That’s good, i had a problem with that since i work outdoors.

    • Estefanee

      I have this same problem ?? I can barely hear others

  • amythompson172

    Im getting one, no doubt!

    http://goo.gl/W94VJ

  • Jcs95

    My Sony Xperia S has frozen on an app. What do i do, seing as you cannot pull the battery out. It wont even let me turn it off.

    • Youssef Abiraad

      Press the Lock button and the Volume Up simultanously for some 5 seconds (Mentioned in the manual)

      • Nickinliverpool

        I’ve tried that but it stays as a blank screen.  I have plugged the charger in and the LED comes on and tried to hold the lock button and volume up but still no joy any ideas?

      • Smallz2k

        If the restart doesn’t work,send it back,the explanation above acts like pulling the battery so if your doing it right and it doesn’t work its faulty get onto wherever you bough the phone.

      • Janette

        That worked a treat for me…! Thanks!!

      • Shodhansrao

        Wow.. Thanks a lot dude..:)

      • http://www.facebook.com/airiskecix Darina Airis

        thanks dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/djadod Djamad Facepalm

        ok. ive tried everything over here, my xperia s is going crazy it doesnt even start it just gets stuck on “sony then changes to xperia” and thats it
        Help me plz

  • DOn

    Got this phone few days ago,like it alot. Bit sometimes the screen just freeze, and don’t understand why that’s a big issue for why.everything else just works fine by now

  • Brattbanker

    my xperia s hang. i was playing temple runner in my phone and when I about to exit it hangs ans stayed on the exit screen…

  • Guykneeling

    Great phone. Few problems. Back/home/menu keys take a bit of getting used to. Scrolling down a webpage it’s too easy to hit the home button and lose the page.
    WiFi is worse than my old Xperia so I hope this update fixes it.

  • MizzMadd

    Great phone, no problems with wifi whatsoever but the battery is an absolute disaster. Big fail for Sony!

  • Bill

    screen freeze big no no

  • anand kumar

    Screen Freezes and phone hanged up on me 4 times when playing games withing 24hrs.. battery hardly stands for a max to 15 hrs(with 2G sync on ). Wifi is poor, sound is less.
    Buying this phone for Rs.32,000 is absolute a waste of money. Not happy with Sony at all. I wish I could return the phone back. :(

    • Abhinav Amenon

      Untrue experience

  • anand kumar

    Also I have a problem with FLASH messages that always pops up on my Xperia S lyk 15 or 20 messages withing 5 seconds. Spoke with the service provider and have them turn off the FLASH service completely. Still i receive them… just donno wat to do…My bad luck :(

    • Thiru1988315

       update the software version to .73….fix has been given for this problem….go to settings in your message…you can see new option which will solve your problem

  • foregin

    oh my god…my sister  was playig with my phone…and after an hour she gave it too me…my phone was hanging…what should i do now?
    i can’t turn it of…i can’t take the battry out…o realy don’t know what can i do…:|

    • ryan

      Hold the power button and the volume up button at the same time till it turns off. Then it will start up. This happened to me, didn’t know what to do at first, so I let it run out of battery, then found this in one of the guides.

      • shabz

        ryan thanyou thankyou thankyouuuuuuuuuuu…
        u kw what i also got update for my xperia s…n while updating its automatically shut dwn my ph and my pc showed the dialogue box ph not connected so i tried to switc on my ph but i was not able… but thankyou i followed what u said and now m happy…:)

      • Ryan

        Ryan you Legand my phone jst froze on me and i had no idea what to do, so i came on the internet and found this :L followed what you said and BOOM it worked xD cheers mare

      • anjali

        ryan ur a god sent mannnnn thnx it helped tremendously””””

  • sarah azleen

    thanks a lot of that bro….

  • Gagan

    How can we make a conference call and call recording in sony xperia s.

  • gagan

    every time when upadate my phone all the time it shows the online server is currently overloaded, pleaase try after a while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faizrhytms Faiz Fuad

    my xperia s cannot connect to home wifi after updating.. what should i do? :( somebody help me

    • http://twitter.com/guyboxerdog Martin James

      Me too. It keeps saying “Turning off Wi-Fi” and the “scan” and “add network” icons are blanked out

  • luci

    my xperia s cannot connect to home wifi after updating.. what should i do? somebody help me