is it easy to go back to GB after using the swiss version of ICS....
Guys those who are in a dilemma whether to upgarde to ICS or not, I would say just have a look below:
1. New Apps like Walkman, Album, Movies which are very good imo.
2. Faster UI.
3. Improved camera esp. Video quality.
4. Fast and smooth web browsing/srolling
5. Many new ICS features like face unlock etc.
6. Other things as shown in various videos regarding ICS on SXS.
Issues/Bugs: This ICS release is Full of bugs:
1. Force closing of various Apps including Camera, Default Launcher, etc.
2. Lag while rotation/changing orientation of screen, Lag while opening of various apps like ES file explorer.
3. Lag while opening the phone Dialler, and sometimes even FC of dialler app, which is annoying imo.
4. Camera quicklaunch fails at times.
5. Wi-Fi signal drop issues (not experienced by me but reported by many).
6. Bug in timer app, Mobile bravia engine not working for pics in album, Calendar showng wrong dates/birthdays, etc.
So, to sum it up ICS is faster with some amazing new apps and features but all the experience is actually spoilt by these issues. It seems like more of a beta ICS release imo! Hope sony fixes them fast, coz I really like ICS on my SXS, which at present is highly unreliable in comparison to rocksolid/highly optimised GB!
how do you update the phone...my version is 2.3.7 but is saying its up to date
[deleted post]I tried disabling data usage and wifi.
Just normal usage with messaging and calling even then it drains too faster.
Wifi Direct is missing.
I upgraded expecting wifi direct.
I mailed sony about this issue no reply from them even after three days.
1.5 ghz with dual core But too slow comparing with live walkman.
I feel my money is wasted.
I prefer to roll back to 2.3.7.
Only thing satisfied with ICS is supports tamil font.
Suraj001, 28 Jun 2012Hey dude phone only supports only MP4 format,,but u can download 3rd party application like..M... moreThanks a lot bob, that really helped. And yea I just got another doubt when I took a demo of the phone, when you zoom in(100%) on a picture(any pic for that matter), I realized that the pixels doesn't get arranged, as in that pixelation error exist in spite of the phone having a dedicated GPU, why is that so? Is there a way out?
bishal, 28 Jun 2012Just upgraded to ics it just awesome. Sound quality had become far better. And the browser ... moreHow did you do upgrade.......i tried PC companian and it says, you phone already on latest update..........when it is on 2.3.7, no upgrade found please
Just upgraded to ics it just awesome. Sound quality had become far better. And the browser is also performing better
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Freakanil, 28 Jun 2012Hi. I have tried two different versions of ICS update on my SXS, one was Swiss version and the... moreIs there any way to reduce the battery drain and the usage of ram. Really I hate the lagginess. Mine is using so much ram even in standby and the free ram is just about 80mb.
andi, 28 Jun 2012I think majority who updated to ICS feel SXS is slower than the previous GB which I agree. I n... moreYa boss u r right i am expereincing the same..the laggyness when going from one screen to another..hoping new firmware will fix it soon..:)
I think majority who updated to ICS feel SXS is slower than the previous GB which I agree. I notice especially transition like screen to other screen pane as you can see widgets are opening few seconds. What Sony really did a good job is the ICS for Xperia Arc. My Xperia Arc is so smooth and fast with ICS and I don't see any lag especially those widgets on my Xperia Arc. I just hope Sony would release a firmware update to fix this lag that most of us experience.
[deleted post]dont waste ur time using pc companion, it never worked for me and many others. Just download and install SUS (sonyericsson update service) and follow the instructions (easiest and fastest way). Other method is with flashmode using flashtool (bit complicated than using SUS) Goodluck.
Dart2012, 28 Jun 2012any idea that will sony upgrade xperia S to android 4.1 jelly bean?Well dont expect too much for it,,sony plans to inject the 4.1 os only for the new upcoming xperia's with better core, gpu, ram, and stable firmware .As for now there still loads of issue of ics update. I still got main issue for wifi signal drop and poor wifi receiver after the update.
rockysuruli, 28 Jun 2012Today I updated my fone to ics. Its just awesome. But I feel that the socialnetworks like face... moreI too feel the same thing. But try to increase pointer speed it increase speed little.
After upgrading to ICS i feel my phone is slower to before in launching apps.
But phone booting is faster. Before it was taking 29.3 sec. Now just 19.8 sec. Test with Boot Benchmark.
More options with screen lock. Nice.
More options with font size.
Still Wifi Direct is missing.
Any one can tell me about how to use wifi direct i tried lot. Still i couldn't
Today I updated my fone to ics. Its just awesome. But I feel that the socialnetworks like facebook,twitter, and other apps the scrolling speed is slower then before update. Is it just me or anybody else experiencing the same. And I feel that the battery backup is lesser then the.75 firmware update. Need help thanks in advance