After this update I now can play "Real Racing 2" on my Galaxy S! :)
I still have almost a year on contract and stuck with SGS and TouchWiz bloatware.
There are already many applications that do not work properly with TouchWiz and with no ICS upgrade it will only get worse.
If anyone manufacturer wants to differentiate themselves, why not have pure Android and quick updates.
Google is also to blame. Android is not open and why do not they have official device profile like MS has with windows.
I hope Sony ups its game and brings the customer support to Android or Asus increases its presence. Otherwise it is time to quit the Android jungle.
nokia has lost the race, very soon it will be end of life, you cant compete with andriod , iphone
I had Galaxy Note which is sold it and bought SEM Arc S ...Its not the handset its the brand we buy...Samsung ,SHAME ON YOU !!! Bloody Koreans !!!
IKRAM MUSAWIR, 29 Mar 2012I've an Sgs with darky rom 10.2 extreme edition, can you plz tell me weither I can re-root my phone?i'm on the value pack now and it's 100% rootable....
Prateek9000, 29 Mar 2012for all the Sony fanboys here, even a galaxy S with 2.3.6 value pack is anytime better than th... moreGeez,u remind me of those nokia fanboys,just because they are rising in numbers,they think they can overrun ios and android.
IKRAM MUSAWIR, 29 Mar 2012I've an Sgs with darky rom 10.2 extreme edition, can you plz tell me weither I can re-root my phone?re-root? what do you mean by that? you must be already rooted as u have darky rom?
addicted2088, 29 Mar 2012GSMArena, there's a reason that the Nexus S can run ICS, but SGS cannot. The reason for SGS an... moreThat is true for most cases but not the Nexus One. I am running CM9 ICS on my HTC Desire (Bravo) and it has a very small partition and yet I am able to install other apps. It's manufacture skins and money are the factors that hinders the older phone's updates.
Android fragmentation gets worse and worse year by year.
GSMArena, there's a reason that the Nexus S can run ICS, but SGS cannot. The reason for SGS and other single core devices of Samsung not getting ICS is because the size of the system partition on single core Galaxy devices is too small, which is a problem for accommodating both TouchWiz components and ICS. It's only around 250 MB, while other manufacturers keep it above 300 MB. Hence no ICS for Galaxy S, or even for the original Nexus One for that matter. ICS can run fine on 1GHz and 512 MB phones. Sony keeps system partition at around 420 MB, hence they have promised ICS for all 2011 Xperia phones. Small system partition size is the problem.
Adoron, 29 Mar 2012none yet. but even the most humble xperia mini with just around 500mb ram will be getting offi... moreI've an Sgs with darky rom 10.2 extreme edition, can you plz tell me weither I can re-root my phone?
for all the Sony fanboys here, even a galaxy S with 2.3.6 value pack is anytime better than this xperia ray/neo....
just see the sales guys, Galaxy S alone sold more than all 2011 xperia phones combined !! :-P
Hakan, 29 Mar 2012Its no problem with vanilla ICS but the problem is with ICS+Tw and 512mb.. I hope you are righ... moreyeah i forgot the Touch wiz UI. sony's timescape ui is very close to stock android ui or the vanilla and has not so much costumizations. maybe that's one of the reasons why se can import ICS on lower specd phone of theirs.
The Man, 29 Mar 2012If you want to talk about Sony they are obligate to update their phones because they released... moreobligate eh? some of those xperia phones only have 1ghz cpu and barely 500mb ram yet they are getting ICS from sony.
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2012Just bought a SE Xperia Ray, it only has 512Mb ram. Oh, and it should be updated to ICS in Ap... moreIts no problem with vanilla ICS but the problem is with ICS+Tw and 512mb.. I hope you are right with Sony but it aint over until the fat lady sings...
Anonymous, 29 Mar 2012For which device sony updated firmware to ICS till date? Could you please tell me?none yet. but even the most humble xperia mini with just around 500mb ram will be getting official ICS this late april and even the not-so-trendy-almost-a-failure-in-sales sony tablets will be getting it too. to me it seems like sony cares more about costumers than their actual sales. all the 2011 xperia phones will be getting ICS from sony mobile. do you know how expensive that is to make an effort to update all devices when sony gets no money but only risky loyalty of consumers?
The Man, 29 Mar 2012If you want to talk about Sony they are obligate to update their phones because they released... moreNot correct. ICS doesnt demand 1.2 ghz cpu or whatever you said. Yes it needs fair amount of RAM. but can be run on 512 MB RAM comfortably.
I 've couple of custom Roms for ICS, they are much better. they arent for bragging about the new o/s, but do have enough functionality. they are stable and almost bug free.
Which ICS Rom have you used and what problems have you faced? i reckon you have followed the exact installation steps said the by the ROM Dev?