xperia

Sony starts ICS for Xperia arc S, neo V and ray rollout in Nordic countries

True to their word, Sony has begun issuing Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its Xperia line in their final forms. The first phones to get Android 4.0 are the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray (which make may Shift key feel neglected each time I write about them). Right now the updates are limited to northern Europe: Demark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. According to Sony's official blog post, these three phones will get updates around the globe over the next six weeks.

Sony exposes launch details for new Xperia devices

Clove has just released that the Sony Xperia P and Xperia U should be available on April 23rd. The Xperia P will retail for £315 ($425) and the Xperia U will set you back a bit less, at £199 ($268). These prices reflect the black versions of both handsets, but it's likely they will carry over to other colors.

Sony Xperia S promo video leaks teasing new UI changes

Sony is aiming for a big year in 2012 with Android and today we have a brand new promo video that has leaked. It shows us plenty of what we'll be seeing with their new phones. Xperiablog got their hands on a promo video highlighting key new features of the Sony user interface that shows off a some beautiful new widgets, and even calls the UI "UXP NXT".

Auto-Installer adds ClockworkMod to any current Xperia phone

Rooting and modding Android phones isn't always easy. And even when it is, it cal always be easier. That's the philosophy that drove XDA user "pvyParts" to create Auto-Installer, a simple Android app that adds the ubiquitous ClockworkMod custom recovery software to any Sony Xperia phone made in 2011. What's more, it does so via a sneaky little partition setup that doesn't touch the phone's bootloader - thereby preserving user's manufacturer warranties.

Sony’s Ericsson buyout approved by the EU

We've previously reported on Sony's intention to buy out its long-standing partner Ericsson, and absorb the joint company Sony Ericsson into its main business unit. Reuters reports that yesterday the European Commission approved the move, so Sony's plans to integrate mobile with the rest of its hardware production later in 2012 can continue. Once absorbed, new phones will use only the "Sony" branding, as Sony's tablets and mobile audio players already do.

Sony ‘Tapioca’ and ‘Nypon’ spyshots leaked

Spyshots of the Sony Tapioca and Nypon have leaked, and each show us a little bit more of what may be shown off at the end of February in Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress 2012. We had recently seen what looked to be the Sony LT22i 'Nypon' a few days back, but now it seems the device shown was a different one altogether. In the previous picture, the mystery device is obviously running Android 4.0, and absent of physical softkeys.

AT&T Sony Xperia ION 4G LTE pricing details emerge

A couple of weeks ago at CES Sony finally detailed their new Xperia ION smartphone to be powered by AT&T 4G LTE. With a dual-core processor, large display and an ultra fast connection we are starting to see a glimpse of where Sony plans to take the brand now they own Ericsson's half. New information now shares the pricing for their upcoming device.

Sony ST25i “Kumquat” Xperia device spotted in the wild

What you see here is a smartphone from Sony Ericsson that until now was unknown. Recent roadmap leaks put the odd codename "Kumquat" on our maps but now we are actually seeing pictures of the phone. Looking strikingly similar to the recently announced Xperia S the Kumquat will be coming in slightly smaller than its larger siblings and will have a 3.5" screen. More details below.

Sony Ericsson records $318 million loss for Q4

Today Sony Ericsson announced their Q4 reports and had some less than stellar news to share. I didn't want to call this earnings because it appears they've actually recorded a $318 million dollar loss for Q4 instead of earnings. This was a pre-tax loss of €247m ($318m) amid “intense competition” along with the poor economic climate. Hopefully their new take on Android will help things out in the coming months.