Lee cardio, 22 Dec 2012Its a sad thing that sony wont be giving the J.B update to xperia U , but i hope they will atl... moreYes there are a few updates floating around, which claim to address at least some of the issues people are finding with ICS, but since Sony seem to have a policy of not announcing the specific fixes and changes, the only way of finding out for sure is to wait and hope the updates get seeded to your phone's SI number. However there are suggestions that 6.1.1.C.1.10 for instance contains improvements for wi-fi, tethering/portable hotspot, camera (capture and playback), NFC [not relevant to Xperia U] and messaging.
anyone whos reading this and have updated his or hers xperia u to ics , could you please kindly tell me hows the over all performance does it really lag that much because i read many bad comments about that it lags a lot and just to open the camera or contacts takes lot of time , but also many of them have written that after updating and factory resetting once the lag issue is resolved .
i really badly want to update to ics but iam afraid that it will lag badly like many have proclaimed ????
Blotto, 21 Dec 2012What exactly is the Project Butter based on? Number of processor cores? RAM? GPU? Screen resol... moreNow apart from the processing power we also need to focus on the battery life. Surely Snapdragon is an inferior processor but that also means it will be less battery consuming.Also the J has a battery of 1750mah but the other two phones have a 1320 mah battery with a higher power consumption. So it may run JB smoothly but I don't think you will like the 6 hour ( shorter battery life ) it will deliver.
The Sony engineers take the overall experience into account not only whether it will smoothly run it or not.
( The Project Butter details were taken from www.techradar.com )
Antonymous, 21 Dec 2012You really need a computer to update the U to ICS. I am not sure about in other countries/regi... morehey that means if we off the facebook thingy in the phone after ics update the phone wont lagg too much ??
Blotto, 21 Dec 2012What exactly is the Project Butter based on? Number of processor cores? RAM? GPU? Screen resol... moreThe engineers behind Jelly Bean have made a concerted effort to finally shake the lag and general lack of responsiveness Android has historically been known for.
Google used a variety of methods to accomplish this feat, ranging from "vsync timing" (ensuring a consistent frame rate across all screen drawing and animation) to triple buffering, which appears to be the key component which results in an overall smoother feel across the user interface.
However, it's not just improved frame rates and faster gesturing that makes Jelly Bean fly – it also synchronizes the very touch of your finger to its vsync timing, attempting to anticipate where you'll want to go next.
Finally, the software steps on the gas at just the right time, offering a boost in processing power at the next touch event to cut down on any remaining latency.
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2012i got my new sony u and i checked for updates. there is no updates available. i dont see ics u... morefirstly install pc companion in your laptop or desktop then after you install it connect your phone then after it detects your phone click on check for updates you will be needing internet connection in your laptop then if ics update is available then it will show new update avalable , but it wont say that ics update is available it will give the build no.
you wont get major updates like ics from the phones software update option itself its only possible using pc companion.
iam too from india and i already got the update but i havent updated it as i heard that phone lags a lot soo
Kreztle, 22 Dec 2012Frm d specification multitouch is four fingers pls what does it mean it means that the phones touch screen can detect 4 fingers at a time , ew can test that by installing android system info from android market and open it press menu bottom of the phone itself and click on more options and multitouch test then touh the screen with multiple fingers and it will show how many fingers it can detect at one go , which is four !!
Charbel, 22 Dec 2012The specs say it has. 8gb and 4gb user available, so what are the other 4gb for? plz rply!!!!!!!!the actual memory in xperia u is 8 gb out of which 4gb is acessible via connecting to a p.c , we can store music , vedios, etc in it and 2gb is saved as phone memory which is not user acessible used as storing apps nly and the rest of 2gb is pre occupied by the O.S ,so its basically like we only can use ,4gb + 2g = 6gb rest 2gb O.S occupied.
i hope ew understood !!
Its a sad thing that sony wont be giving the J.B update to xperia U , but i hope they will atleast release an update to resolve some bug issues for ics so as to make it more stable and convenient for everyday use including the lagging thing that most of the people complained about !
The specs say it has. 8gb and 4gb user available, so what are the other 4gb for? plz rply!!!!!!!!
Can someone tell me how's the front cam of Xperia U is? I'm planning to buy one but I'm worrying about the quality of the front camera.... Thanks in Advance!
Does this colour changing bar light, have any problems after the extended use of the phone? (like stop working or some specific spots dont change the colours?)
DTEG, 20 Dec 2012Sony never release change-logs, and as you know I am still on the original ICS build and can f... moreThat's strange. If Sony never does that then how the heck did I get this strange version.?
Kreztle, 22 Dec 2012Frm d specification multitouch is four fingers pls what does it mean
At the same time you can touch with 4 fingers & phone will respond upto four fingers.
Ex. like you are playing Fruit ninja you can chop 4 fruits at same time using 4 fingers.It is helpful while gaming.
Hope you got it.
Frm d specification multitouch is four fingers pls what does it mean
Sundar Pichai, 21 Dec 2012As the main element of JB update is Project Butter which mainly focuses on interface smoothnes... moreWhat exactly is the Project Butter based on? Number of processor cores? RAM? GPU? Screen resolution?
(1) It's safe to say that Dual-core processor of U and Sola has advantage over crappy single-core outdated processor of J.
(2) J, U, Sola all the three have got 512 MB RAM and share same screen resolution. This is where GPU comes into the play. While U and Sola have got Mali-400, J has got the shitty Adreno 200. It doesn't take a genius to conclude that Mali-400 can push all those pixels more efficiently and without any lag compared to Adreno 200.
Despite this, Sony plans to upgrade J to Jelly Bean while U and Sola are given wooden spoon.
As the main element of JB update is Project Butter which mainly focuses on interface smoothness.Now as Xperia U has a high resolution of 480*854 and just 512MB RAM it will not be able to run JB satisfactorily. None of the other phones receiving this update have 512MB RAM and this much resolution. Regarding the phones having Qualcomm processor I am not quite sure how they are managing the JB. There must be something better in Snapdragon than in the Novathor (which I am unable to find).That can only be the plausible explanation.