Tagged: Sony XPERIA S
Sony XP. The update is scheduled to land on the international phone in June, though it'll retain much of the same custom interface that's on the Gingerbread ROM at the moment.
Xperia S has some pretty impressive specs when it launched earlier this year but sadly still came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony did add a few ICS-like features with folders and such but it isn't quite the same. We have good news today because over at the Sony forums we're hearing the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming soon.
Sony Xperia S has been making friends and influencing people overseas, its American cousin the Xperia Ion has been patiently and silently waiting in the wings at AT&T. There's been no official word on when Sony's flagship device will come to the US carrier, but a sharp-eyed member at Droid Matters spotted an advertisement in his Gmail inbox stating that the phone was scheduled for a June release. The ad links to a Sony page, not AT&T, so presumably the manufacturer made the error.
Hayabusa, it was sitting on a Sony release list bound for July. At that time we didn't know anything about the phone, other than the fact that it was one of the most expensive (and presumably most powerful) devices on Sony's 2012 lineup. Now BriefMobile reports from unnamed sources in China that the phone is the LT29i, destined to become Sony's next flagship. And if their specs are anything close to real, it'll be a doozie.
Xperia S now has CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and ClockworkMod recovery courtesy of the clever devs over at XDA. If you're feeling adventurous and you know your way around a bootloader, give both of them a try.
Sony Xperia S is still a drool-worthy device - and those of us in the Americas are drooling all the more because we can't have it yet. But if you happen to live above the 49th parallel, you won't have to wait much longer: Sony's bringing the Xperia S to Canada on April 17th (next Tuesday). There's a catch, though: you won't find it on any of Canada's cell phone providers, not even the previously rumored Rogers. You'll only be able to pick it up from Sony's website or an official Sony Store.
Sony's Xperia S is pretty awesome: a 1280x720 IPS display in a 4.3-inch phones makes for one of the highest pixel densities in the smartphone world, with color accuracy to match. But aparently all is not well in Xperia town - many users are reporting an unpleasant shift into the yellow spectrum when the phone gets hot, i.e., under any sort of high data or processing load. Sony told Cnet UK that they're aware of the problem, and will repair customers' phones at no extra cost.
Xperia S made a splash a CES in January, but as with most high-profile phones, it took a while for Canadian carriers to get on the trolley. That trends may or may not continue, but it looks like either way Canadians will get a crack at the company's new flagship. Earlier today MobileSyrup reported that Sony's official Facebook page posted the new that the Xperia S was headed to Canadian carrier Rogers. Hours later the Facebook update had vanished, and Rogers contacted the blog to deny the news.
shipping directly from Sony to retailers all over the world. For a paltry $674.99 (or its equivalent in local currency) you too can get the stylish dual-core phone. Just add an active GSM SIM card and you're ready to go. And yes, Americans, you can get in on the action as well - Sony's one of the few phone companies that regularly releases unlocked versions of its phones in the United States.