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2011 Xperias won't get Jelly Bean, no ICS for Optimus 2X and Black

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2011 Xperias won't get Jelly Bean, no ICS for Optimus 2X and Black - read the full textEvery time Google announces a new version of its Android mobile OS, every droid user out there starts asking - will my smartphone get it? Well, we have some bad news for Sony Ericsson phones regarding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and worse still - LG cancelled the ICS update for two of its...

 

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> In reply to DragonClaw Rick @ 2012-07-27 12:42 from fC{K - click to readMad?
Yes it will be available soon enough, at least they announced it, not like other companies .

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  • 2012-07-27 12:50
  • tVs3

THis is the problem of Android gang as a whole, hard ware companies dont use to doing software, they got it easy thanks to big daddy windows with their Direct X and backward compatibility in extensive driver set.

Google offer none of that, therefore all hardware drivers has to be rewritten from ground up by hardware makers themselves, therefore basically every maker has to employ their own resources to do identical work!

What google should do is establish an official hardware software driver optimization channel where engineers from all over the world working on various hardware can get support and nail issues together!

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  • 2012-07-27 12:50
  • i2cZ

LG has become a rubbish company in serving their customers. No wonder their sales have dropped so much. This was not expected for 2X sports a dual-core and could support JB

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  • 2012-07-27 12:47
  • t}Gb


Who cares?

XDA guys will release Jelly Bean ROMs for 2011 devices BEFORE Sony updates 2012 phones with ICS....hehe!

XDA Rulez. Sony/Ericsson sucks!

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  • 2012-07-27 12:47
  • 0NWF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-27 12:32 from YPb1 - click to readWhoa. All hail. The King of the looser.
Jellybean is officially available only to Nexus devices and also to Motorola Device. And no other phone.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:42
  • fC{K

And that is the reason why I hate android, it's always with the updates, they are not trying to make it better, more light and so on, but they are making it more unrefined and more hard to work on most devices, this is just wrong!

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  • 2012-07-27 12:42
  • gxGE

> In reply to Azhar @ 2012-07-27 12:13 from t1$E - click to readCoz nexus s is a nexus device(stock android experience) while others have manufacturer's custom skin over the OS thus hampering the update.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:41
  • U@Nx

> In reply to SONY @ 2012-07-27 12:31 from 5i4e - click to readOh my, why should he fix it himself? Because Sony was kind enough to Update all the 2011 devices?
Sony should fix all the bugs. As soon as possible. Sony, while selling these phones had adevertised certain features which were broken due to the ICS update. And Sony should make sure they fix it.
Anyways, the lagging problems are there on all phones running ICS. Yea. All phones. Even those running the very speedy processors and things. It's a known problem with Android, which Google set to fix with the Project Butter on JB. Really bad that Sony 2011 phones are not getting Jellybean.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:40
  • fC{K

> In reply to LOST help please @ 2012-07-27 12:22 from 3Jb7 - click to readI know you can't afford S2, so you want the price down, but unfortunately Jelly Bean is already available for GS2.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:32
  • YPb1

> In reply to didsy @ 2012-07-27 12:20 from uCaV - click to readFix it yourself!

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  • 2012-07-27 12:31
  • 5i4e

This is possibly the worst news I have heard in a long time.
Too bad. I was really looking forward to the offline voice input and project butter.


Now I ll have to get the unofficial version. Sigh :(

Anyways, no jelly bean, but we can still expect you people to fix the current ICS issues, can't we?

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  • 2012-07-27 12:31
  • vGxw

no jelly beans --JB- hard luck .. NO ICS -for xperia play -very hard luck .. soon NO JB for SAMSUNG S2 --very disappointing shall be ... soon-- u buy what u see .. good old days ..prices down .. and friendly senior generations of handsets .. halleluah ! LOWER PRICES ..please ..

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  • 2012-07-27 12:22
  • 3Jb7

ICS for Live with walkman full Of Bug and still no updates from sony...

Fix it sony?

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  • 2012-07-27 12:20
  • uCaV

Damn LG. I shouldn't've trust you.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:17
  • a04j

thanks for the news, GSMArena.

i was thinking of buying LG Optimus Black yesterday.
cause its price has been delined significantly.
you can buy the non-contract / unlocked version for USD200~210 here in my country.

but now i better invest my money on something else.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:17
  • tA$j

Now Android is all over, if all the phone manufacturer give up on Android, Google will do it with Motorola and that's gonna screw everyone out there except Apple. Right now, Windows Phone is not proven yet so everything will stay this way.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:16
  • IWQh

Optimus 3d ?

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  • 2012-07-27 12:15
  • IW1P

> In reply to doniGforce @ 2012-07-27 11:54 from gCi$ - click to readevery lg owner tell anyone you know how awfull LG phones are,that corp deserves the worst I want my money back but they will pay for their awfull actions,a gs2 is great on 2.3 but the 2x that I have is STILL stucked on bugs crashes and reboots.How on earth am I going to take back my money?LG mobile deserves to bankrapt!!!

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  • 2012-07-27 12:14
  • 6jqh

My friend has galaxy nexus s which has same hardware as Xperia 2011 line up then how it not possible to update to jelly bean 4.1 which is minor update when compare to ICS..

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  • 2012-07-27 12:13
  • t1$E

That's why bought galaxy nexus .first to get os.running on jelly beans is so incredible and exciting. really smooth fast and lots of and features.voice search is far better than ios .voice is natural and lots of exact information.cheers.Google make phone with 4-4"3 inch mobile.big mobile is not my preference.

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  • 2012-07-27 12:11
  • Y}Se

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