Not too stressed about Jelly Bean personally. Seems the main benefit of it is the Project Butter elements, which focus on perceived interface smoothness, not actual device speed. I would imagine this could be the sticking point for the Xperia U as a relatively high resolution budget device - Project Butter will need lots of memory for graphics buffers and so on, and as we know the Xperia U is already rather borderline even for ICS (though not helped with the amount of cr@pware Sony insist on bundling). Devices with lower resolutions ironically may fare better since their graphics buffers will be less demanding.
My main concern would be that we might be being abandoned by Sony, but hopefully with the number of recent devices affected by this decision there will be some incentive to carry on producing bug fix builds based around 4.0.4. We shall see. Perhaps we might even see Sony's "stripped down" firmware made available, as they have for some other phones?
Anyone here yet successfully updated to 6.1.1.C.1.10 - as distinct from the original "B" ICS version?
TheDingo, 18 Dec 2012You have given wrong information regarding battery stand by information specially in 2G.It mig... moreIn perfect conditions 3G standby can be longer than 2G standby because the newer system is not only faster but more energy efficient - numbers quoted are for perfect conditions, and never attained in real world. In practice 3G signal is usually not as strong as 2G, so 2G generally manages better standby.
Suman, 18 Dec 2012Hi guys, I bought this mobile on last Friday(14-Dec-2012). It is a really awesome phone. Scree... moreDon't worry too much about the low RAM - ICS's memory management is a bit different to GB's, and like all Linux systems it makes best use of whatever memory is there, so don't assume that memory being full is a bad thing. It actually means that apps you have recently used are poised ready to be used again, and will save battery life by not having to be reloaded.
Re the portrait keypad issue, you may like to consider the T9 (classic phone style) keypad option, it works very well.
You have given wrong information regarding battery stand by information specially in 2G.It might not be lesser than 3G stand by..
[deleted post]No jellybean on Xu? Thats bad! Xu is very popular phone and no jellybean will upset thousands! Maybe its because of the ram? Jellybean and even ICS need more than 512mb ram to run smoothly! I can see a lot of Ace 2 owners laughing their socks off! Sony are getting more like samsung used to be! I mean - xperia tipo? Its thicker than lww and has no style! Sort it out Sony because we have not all got the money for expensive devices! We need some good budget - midrange devices like the awsome 2011 series!
No jelly bean confirmed! Thank U, thank U so muuuch SONY! What else can i say??!!
Maybe SONY should bring MR.BEAN 2 Xperia U, so all the U users may have a little laugh n smile 4 them.
No clear xplenation from sony why x U dont get JB. when U're SING SING SING SING then U're SAD SAD SAD SAD.
Hey guys.If I update my Phone to ICS then Factory reset,What I get? It is better than Gingerbread and If I update and reset,does The photo,Video,Game Level,Game and contact number will gone? Plz help.....
Guyz plz tel me is the 50gb storage from box going to be gone next year???
Unfortunately, xperia u, together with miro, tipo and i think sola, will not get JB update next year. Dis makes me hate sony now.
Sony: Sony Xperia AX SO-01E (Sony Tsubasa), Sony Xperia Tipo Dual ST21i2 (Sony Tapioca DS), Sony Xperia SX SO-05D, Sony Xperia GX SO-04D (Sony Hayabusa), Sony Xperia T LT30p / at (Sony Mint Rita / Amy), Sony Xperia P LT22 / LT22i (Sony Nyphon), Sony Xperia Neo L MT25 / MT25i, Sony Walkman NW-Z1060 / NW-Z1070, Sony Tablet P (Sony S2), Sony Xperia ST21 / ST21i (Sony Tapioca), Sony Xperia Tipo ST21a (Sony Tapioca SS), Sony Xperia S LT26 / LT26i / Arc HD (SE Nozomi), Sony Xperia go ST27 / ST27i / advance ST27a (Sony Lotus), Sony Xperia Tipo Dual ST21a2 (Sony Tapioca DS), Sony Xperia acro HD IS12S (Sony Hayate), Sony Xperia acro HD SO-03D, Sony Xperia U ST25 / ST25a / ST25i (Sony Kumquat), Sony Xperia Ion LT28at / h (Sony Aoba), Sony Xperia SL LT26ii, Sony Tablet S (Sony S1), Sony Xperia Miro ST23a (Sony Mesona), Sony Xperia GX LT29 / LT29i (Sony Hayabusa), Sony Xperia V LT25 / LT25i / LT25c (Sony Tsubasa), Sony Xperia VL SOL21 (Sony Tsubasa), Sony Walkman NWZ-F806, Sony Xperia Ion LT28 / LT28i (Sony Aoba), Sony Xperia acro S LT26w (Sony Hikari), Sony Xperia MT27 / MT27i (SE Pepper), Sony Xperia Tablet S, Sony Xperia J ST26 / ST26i (Sony JLo)
Sony Ericsson: Sony Ericsson Xperia arc SO-01C (SE Anzu), Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY R800a/x (SE Zeus), Sony Ericsson WT19 / WT19i / WT19a Walkman, Sony Ericsson W8 / W8i / W8a Walkman, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro MK16i / MK16a (SE Iyokan), Sony Ericsson Xperia mini ST15 / ST15i / ST15a (SE Smultron), Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V MT11a, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15i / Xperia X12 (SE Anzu), Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY R800i (SE Zeus), Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15a (SE Anzu), Sony Ericsson Xperia active ST17 / ST17i / ST17a, Sony Ericsson Xperia au IS11s (SE Acro), Sony Ericsson Xperia ray ST18 / ST18a / ST18i (SE Urushi), Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G (SE Zeus), Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo MT15i /MT15a (SE Halon), Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro SK17 / SK17a / SK17i (SE Mango), Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S LT18a
Hi guys, I bought this mobile on last Friday(14-Dec-2012). It is a really awesome phone. Screen clarity is just awesome. I immediately updated to ICS. but some minor issues are there. 1- opening of phone/contact took lots of time. so as camera.
2. memory is low, just 2/3 running apps and only 40MB memory available. also it shows total memory approx 380 MB. i dont know where are rest memories gone...
3. though its 3.5" but width is pretty low. its about 1.7" screen. atleast 1.9 to 2" screen is required to type clearly in portrait mode...
If anyone having the idea how do I clear some ram memory.
hey guyz...plz tel me..sony xu's screen do
resist scratches or no?..it is ok if we do not
put scratch guard on it?....plz help
Xperia u is good mobile but in this phone limited memory and aftar ics update digris camara
Covlety '.....ics use meny amound ram ..
AnonD-78745, 17 Dec 2012my new xperia u cannot connect internet there is show 'wep page not available' please tell me ... moreTry another website. Restart ur phone. And restart ur phone daily as it is recommended by Sony.
AnonD-90407, 17 Dec 2012anyone please tell me how to upgrade this fone to ics ?
[and also @Mohammad as below]
As of November 2012, ICS (Android 4.0.4, build 6.1.1.B.1.10) is now being rolled out to Xperia U phones. However it is a phased release, being made available to batches of phones at a time. Check under the battery for an eight-digit number (e.g. 1234-5678) - this is your SI number. Google for it, and you may find more information about if and when the upgrade will be available if it is not already. Note that unlike minor Gingerbread updates, you will not be alerted on your phone when the ICS upgrade is available, and you cannot upgrade over-the-air to your phone. To be absolutely sure of the upgrade availability, and to download and apply it, you must use the Sony Update Service or PC Companion software on your desktop or laptop.
Whether ICS would be a recommendable upgrade is a little more questionable, since the Xperia U is a little low on memory especially with all Sony's extras, so performance is likely to be a little sluggish. If you choose not to upgrade, Android 2.3.7 build 6.0.B.1.564 is generally held to be the most stable and recommended Gingerbread version and should continue to work fine.
AnonD-73506, 17 Dec 2012No jelly bean update for Xperia u. Very upset:( confirmed. Yep, seems that way. The way so many people got excited about one unofficial Facebook comment translated from Italian really was rather sad, and it was clear very early on that the reputed (and still waiting here) December release was only going to be a minor update, not JB. Hopefully they will persevere with updates to 4.0.x though, since there are a few bugs I'd like to see squashed.
I recently updated my phone to Android 4 using PC companion, however since then I am unable to download any applications on my phone. I can browse through internet but no applications can be downloaded. It gives me an error while downloading. I could download applications prior to upgrading my phone. Can any one please help?