Xperia Blog reports that Sony is rolling out the final version of its Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo phones, free for the asking for anyone who prefers up-to-date software. Sony had already updated the Arc S, Neo V, Ray and the Tablet S. The rest of the 2011 Xperia line, with the notable and disappointing exception of the Xperia PLAY, will be updated later.
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announced plans to help owners of its latest phones unlock their bootloaders at the cost of official updates and warranties. That freedom is about to pay off as code for bringing CM 7.1 to the Xperia Neo, Play, and Arc is currently awaiting official approval.
Xperia PLAY camp, what with its lovely selection of PLAY-specific applications we love so very much to review, its tough not to see the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo as simply the non-slider version of the legendary PlayStation phone. That said, the Neo does have its uniqueness, and it's certainly aimed at the mid-tier group looking for that top-tier excellence without quite hitting the Xperia ARC level of coolness. WIll the XPERIA Neo find its place in our hearts, or will we keep attempting to push out the bottom to play Tony Hawk? We shall see!
announced at MWC 2011 earlier this week, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo promises to be the mid-range Android smartphone with some serious imaging punch. We grabbed some hands on time today with the exclusive red variant headed to Vodafone - as well as the regular blue model - and it's a slick, if a little plastic, handset. The XPERIA Neo firmware wasn't final, so we'll hold off from making any judgement calls on how the smartphone performs (or, indeed, how the camera holds up), but from what we've seen it's shaping up nicely. Sony Ericsson has made the sensible decision to separate out its Mediascape and Timescape apps from the core OS, which means that - in theory, at least - Android software updates should come through in a more timely manner than for previous XPERIAs from the company. Of the three colors - white, blue and red - we have to say we prefer the red; in the plastic it's rich, slightly metallic, and looks a lot more interesting than the somewhat mundane blue version. The silver edge pieces are discrete, and the Neo fits nicely into the hand. We'll have to wait for review units to drop before we know whether the phone shapes up as a whole, however. [gallery]
Xperia PLAY, but did you know there was a third device in this suite? Probably! But did you know the correct way to write the name? No way! The correct way to spell the third of the Sony Ericsson reveals this morning (or yesterday, however you look at it,) is "Xperia neo." This is both the correct spelling and the correct capitalization, take note. Also take double note of "Xperia pro" and "Xperia PLAY" - both are official capitalizations straight from the top. This Xperia neo is a phone which Sony Ericsson has concentrated on form factor for the most it seems, with an ergonomic shape made for the human hand.
recent Neo Hands on that popped up a few days ago, the Neo comes stacked with a 1Ghz Qualcomm processor, 4 inch LED backlit touchscreen, 512 MB RAM and the same Adreno 205 GPU as the Xperia Play. Additionally, the Neo will use a large 8 MP camera with LED flash and will also record HD video in 720p, as well a a front facing 2 MP camera for video chat.