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Sony releases Android 4.0 Beta ROM for certain Xperia handsets

24 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony releases Android 4.0 Beta ROM for certain Xperia handsets - read the full textSony Mobile has released a beta of the Android 4.0.3 ROM for certain Xperia handsets. These include the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Compared to the alpha ROM released back in December, the beta enables GSM radio and FM radio functionalities, which means you can make and receive calls...

 

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Installed it yesterday. It is absolutely amazing!! Everything works. With help of XDA guys we have: ROOT, WiFi, Bluetooth, Google apps. I can confirm that camera and camcorder works as well as HDMI output !!!

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  • 2012-02-24 12:27
  • Mk3K

> In reply to Guest555 @ 2012-02-24 11:18 from 7XbM - click to readThanks for the response.magnification isnt a big factor for me from mobile,but actual resolution and quality must be improved so that pictures come better to see on big screen like monitors.if you give a try to all that then please share that.thank yoU ..

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  • 2012-02-24 12:00
  • UNKN

> In reply to FaisaL @ 2012-02-24 10:52 from UNKN - click to readJPEG file size on ICS beta is now 2MB+ for 8MP photos. Havent checked for improvements at 100% magnification though.

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  • 2012-02-24 11:18
  • 7XbM

Control the music player from the lockscreen? Ummm i can do that on my Galaxy S and it still runs Android 2.2.....So much for Ice cream Sandwich...

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  • 2012-02-24 11:03
  • snMM

Really good to see that finally its showing up.but i would like to know about the camera problem,i mean the file size of the of the pictures taken(around 1 MB only even at resolution of 8MP).which might be related with jpeg library thing.well am not an expert but as an user i am eagerly looking for the pictures file size problem.hope its been solved in the ICS update.anyone expert or dev here would please inform me about the pic file size thing and also about the battery back up in ICS,whether its been improved or not.thanks in advance.love the Xperia Series and my Neo..

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  • 2012-02-24 10:52
  • UNKN

I hope Sony will do something about Timescape UI because it`s starting to get a bit old and unimpresive unlike HTC Sense UI

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  • 2012-02-24 10:08
  • mT2I

EDIT
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I'm not sure if I'm going to try this in my Xperia Neo V. But I'm surely going to update it to Ice Cream Sandwich if it's officially polished. Is this just BETA?

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  • 2012-02-24 10:02
  • t7$7

I unlocked my bootloader and flashed CM7. No way to go back and be entitled to the official ICS update? CM7 is great (I hope they will come up with ICS too) but I want FM radio.

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  • 2012-02-24 09:52
  • wMHH

looks like ginger

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  • 2012-02-24 09:34
  • 4Axf

when it comes in sony live with walkman ?

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  • 2012-02-24 08:48
  • 0CkN

Hi,
thank you for this information,
But this means that I am not able to upgrade to 4.0 by myself!?
I want to buy Xperia S soon but current version will be 2.3.7 - I do not want to wait for 4.0 which will come a couple of weeks later :/

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  • 2012-02-24 08:46
  • 0%NW

> In reply to Guest555 @ 2012-02-24 08:04 from 7XbM - click to readYes mate, and secondly Sony should not lose the interest it created among users with Xperia Arc S. many a time it killed good devices by releasing it after almost an year. Remember the Xperia with winmo, it was release after an year its announced , by then the entire market changed.

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  • 2012-02-24 08:34
  • PTij

Seems promising, hurry up sony ...dont get to your usual habits ...delaying the updates

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  • 2012-02-24 08:22
  • PTij

much like the android 2.3.4 experience

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  • 2012-02-24 08:16
  • thf@

not a pixel change from v3.2 :(
not so impressive ...
hope they change layout

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  • 2012-02-24 08:08
  • 3x8V

how much more do we have to wait to get the final release????i can't take this waiting....i soooo want this update for my arc s

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  • 2012-02-24 08:06
  • 2CYm

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-02-24 07:45 from PTij - click to readUsual habits? Are you referring to X10 fiasco? They were over that.
They have speedy and nice updates last 2011. Hopefully this pace will continue. :)

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  • 2012-02-24 08:04
  • 7XbM

very nice.....

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  • 2012-02-24 07:53
  • 2SNp

Did you see that huge ring? lol

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  • 2012-02-24 07:53
  • pXJk

Seems promising, hurry up sony ...dont get to your usual habits ...delaying the updates

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  • 2012-02-24 07:45
  • PTij

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