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No Android 4.1 for Sony Xperia arc S Android updates have for a while been hard to come by. Manufacturers tend to drop support for their devices much earlier than the promised 18 months after release. Now when Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is official, manufacturers are working on their device updates. Sony has earlier had a pretty good track record in providing older hardware with updates. However, this is about to change, since the company will not release Jelly Bean for its 2011 line of Xperias. John Cooper, UK Product Manager for Sony Mobile,...

Sony Xperia XL Blue and Pink The Sony Xperia SL (LT26ii) is set to launch later this yes. As the name and product code suggests, we’re looking at a mere refresh to the original Xperia S. On the hardware-side we’re getting an over clock to 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 chipset (MSM8260), and a few new colors. The leaked press image above should give you a rather good idea of what those colors will be – pastel pink and blue/violet. ...

Sony LT30p BSI sensor Given the recent leaks of a new Sony flagship clearly indicates that a new Sony should be released sometime soon. Earlier we’ve seen partial spec sheets combined with usual rumor leaks. Today we get sample images and more detailed specs. So the device we’re looking at is the Sony Xperia LT30P, aka ‘Mint’. Judging by the high model-number, this is most probably Sony’s flagship for H2 2012. It is said to look much like the Sony Xperia LT29i GX, except a bit thinner. Features include a large...

Sony today announced that their Xperia S is getting updated to Android 4.0.4 starting today. Sony also introduced a new set of applications: The “WALKMAN” application blends the best of signature Sony audio technology with social features; to discover the music your friends like and share personal favorites. Facebook integration gives you a visual way to interact with content – accessing album art, artist images and information, directly from Gracenote® The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high...

PureViewClub.com has made a great HD video recording comparison between the following devices: Nokia N8, Sony Xperia S, Samsung Galaxy S III, and obviously the Nokia 808 PureView. All four videos are put together in the video above. I’ve also embedded four separate videos after the break for your own split-screen testing purposes. ...

Sony Tablet P Sony just wrote on their blog that Android 4.0.3 is being delivered to the Tablet P and Tablet S. The Tablet S saw the update already in April, but the Tablet P had to wait until today. Here’s the post from Sony’s blog:   With the update to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P  just got even better.  This update combines the features of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with unique new features and apps from Sony. Upgrade your Sony Tablet to experience a streamlined user interface...

Sony Xperia mini pro Sony is a good example of a company that has handled the Android 4.0 update saga well. They’ve already delivered ICS to a plethora of devices, and almost every week we get a new device updated. Today, Sony released Android 4.0 ICS for the Xperia mini pro. You’ll need Sony’s own PC Companion software in order to install the update. ...

Here’s something that I missed yesterday when I was busy configuring the new server. Sorry about that! Sony announced two new smartphones to their Xperia line of phones; the Xperia go and Xperia acro S. Both of these new Sony smartphones offer something that’s not very popular in today’s smartphones; durability and water resistance. The Xperia go is the spiritual successor to the Xperia ray with IP67 certification, while the Xperia acro S is a powerhouse with IP57 certification. IPx7 means that you can submerge the device...