blueglue, 03 Apr 2012For the moment i second your opinions on BB. Would consider any andorid device for your se... moreIn addition, i hope you are already aware about the tint issue on the Xperia S display, probably sony may soon work that out.
Jim, 02 Apr 2012No - just a mobile phone with another carrier to secure coverage and carrier redundancy. The ... moreFor the moment i second your opinions on BB.
Would consider any andorid device for your second mobile or Android On SONY? I have no doubts on Sony's imaging capabilities but bit less on video.
They are doing good, but not to the extent of pioneering ,as they once were. that said, i reckon buying a Xperia lineup should be a good deal.
Updated – comment from the Developer World team:
We we would like to clarify that above mentioned “challenges” have already been addressed by our SW engineering teams. For instance, we have not only optimised the RAM management by making the RAM usage for internal apps as good as possible, but we will also introduce a Performance assistant at start up when running ICS. In this Performance assistant, you can enable and disable certain services that you might not want to run on your phone, in order to optimise the performance of your phone.
We have also worked with quite a few partners in regards to architecture optimisations for SQL handling. In addition, we have also optimised the hardware usage. And as a result of this article, a number of app developers have notified us that they are evaluating if HW optimisation will be needed or not for their apps.
The aim of this article was to share our knowledge regarding the different characteristics for ICS and Gingerbread in an open way, as we strive to have an open communication with the developer community. All in all, we would like to point out that it’s our clear aim to deliver an as good ICS update as ever possible. As you might have seen on the Sony Xperia Product Blog, we’re not far from releasing it now. Thanks for all the feedback!
Windows and Symbian is being better in HW and performance and Android is being worse.
I have a PC with 512mb Ram and single core CPU and it works fine with windows 7. it's totally a joke that a mobile OS consume more and more HW.
today it need 1gb+ ram and cpu tomorrow it'll need core i7 cpu and 8gb ram :-) for just an update to ICS 4.1
from sony official blog; it will be very difficult handle the ICS with our xperias 512mb ram. the 512mb ram,will struggle with ics due to the os apps will cosume more ram than the gingerbread.so guys think before u update.Anyway iam going to update my mini, of thinkining a rollback from ICS to GB if its not woking properly.
sony already shipped xperia neo L WITH ICS in 512 mb uram. so dont worry u can update ur phone who is using 512 mb ram also.. dont go with rumors....
AnonD-48892, 02 Apr 2012can ICS for sony ericsson xperia x8Yes,but its a custom rom.check XDA.NAa has made ICS possible on X8,just the camera not working.but of course u need to be rooted and unlocked Bootloader.
blueglue, 02 Apr 2012@Jim, Are you trying to replace BB with a good high end android mobile for employees in your ... moreNo - just a mobile phone with another carrier to secure coverage and carrier redundancy. The BB's are integral to business and will not be replaced in the near future. My business has some 36 BB's without too many headaches, and no one is willing to change for a dedicate single mobile. We have looked at the usual suspects but BB is here to stay for its intended purpose. The Sony is of interest as the second mobile, and to have personal experience in where they and the os are heading, particularly camera and video technology given the extent of our traveling.
Theill, 02 Apr 2012This sucks. I wan't my Ice Cream for my Xperia Arc and I wan't it NOW....
Thats it.... Time... moreso why don't you get your ICE CREAM on XDA Developers for the Sony Ericsson Arc? It seems to be a good and tasty one.
why every one crazy about ice cream sandwitch 4.0. I think there is only few things upgraded and nothing else and i think our some old apps also will not work in new update. Just enjoy your cell phones and your lovely apps, may b new update will make you unhappy or cry, if they didn,t fix bugs and every thing properly. And when new update come, after using new update may b you all need your old android 2.3.4 . I wish no body get angry ........................ (sorry for my bad english and grammer, i wrote this after reading whole comments of yours, GOD BLESSED ALL OF YOU)
Mag82, 02 Apr 2012If I had an x8 I wouldnt even join in on these matters. You weren't told you were getting an u... moreWow...u are SELF CENTERED for a 29 year old,EVERYONE is promised the update as written on the blog and facebook.and FYI X8 was awsome back in 2010 and is still awsome and another FYI just got a NEO V and still waiting for the update PATIENTLY unlike a 29 year old SELF CENTERED Guy,u probaly come on Gsmarena every second...unlike other who goes to school and work.get a life mate u need it.
This sucks. I wan't my Ice Cream for my Xperia Arc and I wan't it NOW....
Thats it.... Time for some rooting to get rid of all the bloatware that slows my phone....
What about the Sony Xperia S? Nothing mentioned there. I bought it with an ICS update promise by end of march...
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2012Well u need to READ the WHOLE entire comments here to understand that there are ALOT OF STUPID... moreIf I had an x8 I wouldnt even join in on these matters. You weren't told you were getting an update were you because your phone aint worth a w**k, where as Sony promised ME an update in April now they have pushed it to June with up to six weeks roll out this isn't good enough so as a 29 year old (not a teen as you put it) I've told Sony what I think and come on here to put my view a crosss.
more people keep asking to put everything in one place as reason easy in everything... or maybe that person dont have enough cash to buy high quality dslr, high end super user laptop and mobile phone that it should be.. no offence guys.. smartphone will never be powerfull as dslr, as super computer. even its run quad core or huge ram. so be thankful that each manufacture willing to give an update even it just half of your demanding.. learn to respect each brand names.. the person who makes it also a human with feeling.
Jim, 02 Apr 2012I firmly believe as a part of marketing and upgrade strategies for mobile phones, it is delibe... more@Jim,
Are you trying to replace BB with a good high end android mobile for employees in your organization?
Did i understand your post correctly?
512mb of RAM is not enough for ICS? Google's Nexus S has 512mb and works just fine. It's the same story again and again: Lies, lies and BS. Does anybody remember the Xperia X10 fiasco? The reason for all these lies is simple though. Companies don't REALLY want to support older phones, they don'make profits, they want us to buy new ones. Fortunately there are solutions for us. Google phones and custom roms. At least we can expand the lifetime of our phones more than the manufacturer's desire
AnonD-252, 02 Apr 2012Yes it is good that they wait and test it properly before release, but ICS will never be as fa... morewhy do you know that the ICS would not work on a 512mb of ram? maybe sony will rebuild it or change much it in so it could work good on the 512mb. they cant just release it to there newest phones if it dont work good and buggy free... so you cant just dicide that the ICS will suck on xperia 11 and the newest phone... so wait until release then dicide if it worked go with you or not...