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Sony Xperia 2011 Jelly Bean announcement ‘yet to be made’

Sony Xperia 2011 Jelly Bean announcement ‘yet to be made’

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 31, 2012 at 12:30

A few days ago we were saying that Sony had cast doubt on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) for the 2011 Xperia range, having specifically ruled out the Xperia Arc S and Xperia mini pro during a Facebook Q&A session.

However, that still leaves eight Ice Cream Sandwich-rockin’ Sony Ericsson devices from 2011 unaccounted for, and Sony has told us to stay tuned.

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Sony casts doubt on Jelly Bean for 2011 Xperias

Sony casts doubt on Jelly Bean for 2011 Xperias

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 27, 2012 at 18:00

Sony pleased most of its smartphone user base when it served Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to its entire 2011 Xperia range. Er, with the exception of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

As such, Sony smartphone users had high hopes for an upgrade to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), but those hopes have been somewhat dashed, thanks to a Facebook Q&A.

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Android ICS rolling out for 2011 Xperia lineup

Sony Ericsson may be no more, but if you bought an Xperia smartphone during 2011 then that's the name staring at you from your phone's sculpted face.

And as of today that face is getting a fresh new look, as Sony has confirmed the Android 4.0.4 update – aka Ice Cream Sandwich – is rolling out to the 2011 Xperias, starting it seems with the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo.

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Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich pushed to mid-April (earliest), upgrade if you dare

Last November, Sony Ericsson confirmed it’d bring Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to its entire 2011 Xperia range, and initial whispers pointed to March.

Now we’re hearing that the update has been pushed back to April, but – to be fair – there have been a few changes within the Sony camp of late, including taking a saw to its Swedish arm.

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Sony Ericsson to unveil Xperia phones at CES

Sony Ericsson to unveil Xperia phones at CES

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 15, 2011 at 10:07

Sony will be one of dozens of manufacturers in attendance at CES in Las Vegas next month, and Ubergizmo reports that new Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets will be on display.

The accompanying pic of Sony’s CES invite doesn’t specifically mention anything about Sony Ericsson or Xperia, so we’re assuming someone has been whispering in Ubergizmo’s ear.

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The best QWERTY smartphones

The best QWERTY smartphones

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 2, 2011 at 13:00

I genuinely wondered if I’d penned a “best QWERTY smartphones” feature before, so had a quick gander through our features history. I must be thinking about the time I had a look at QWERTY Android phones in particular, which necessitated not one nor two nor three but four instalments. Phew.

In said series, I concluded that there wasn’t a huge deal of demand for QWERTY handsets – (a) sliders are chunky, (b) candybars have small screens, and (c) large phones can accommodate decent on-screen keyboards – but there’s still a nice selection out there if you demand physical keys for your big fat digits.

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2011(AD) Xperia smartphones getting Ice Cream Sandwich

2011(AD) Xperia smartphones getting Ice Cream Sandwich

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:00

We were pretty certain that Sony Ericsson’s Xperia range from 2011 (all 672 of them) would get the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) treatment. We heard as much last month.

However, just to be extra clear, the lovely Martina Johansson has confirmed the same on Sony Ericsson’s Product Blog. Thanks, ma’am.

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Ice Cream Sandwich coming to 2011 Xperia phones. Maybe

Ice Cream Sandwich coming to 2011 Xperia phones. Maybe

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 9, 2011 at 14:00

Sony Ericsson has briefly given the thumbs-up to Ice Cream Sandwich before shifting its chubby fingers into the middle position and wiggling them up and down as if to say: “We’ll see what happens.”

The nod was given publicly but somewhat unofficially, and Sony Ericsson quickly retracted with a non-committal official statement.

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Sony Ericsson: the year so far

Sony Ericsson: the year so far

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 8, 2011 at 13:00

In the mobile world, 2011AD will forever be remembered as the year Sony Ericsson went absolutely mental and decided to churn out as many Android phones as humanly possible.

Sony Ericsson still has a long way to go before it catches up with the sales success of Android stalwarts HTC and Samsung, and clearly it reckons the key to doing so is more, more, more.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro slips to September

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro slips to September

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 14, 2011 at 12:00

Most of the goodies we met at Mobile World Congress have appeared on shelves, but the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro remains one of the most notable exceptions. And it’s only gone and slipped back again.

A couple of months ago we were told it'd be “available June”, but that eventually became “late July”. Now we’re looking at “late September” for the elusive QWERTY-rocking dude.

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