2012-03-07 07:14 AM
2012-03-07 07:16 AM
hmm , but 2011 having ICS and 2012 not having , it will be strange for 2012 phone users
i think it will be readily avaiable , like 2.3.7 out of the box , connect it to your pc..
"you have a new software update"
2012-03-07 07:25 AM
you will think that, but its AT&T, they took forever to release the X10 (6months later) they took forever to release 2.1 and 2.3.3 well it never happened, plus at&t they liked to crippled android phones, not allowing their users to sideload apps. Knowing all this, the update might be quite an issue if any
2012-03-07 08:17 AM
oh , i totally forgot , at&t is the sole provider...
and you are right , they block the updates...
lets see , i think sony will pressurise them or maybe agredd to let the ion have the ics upgrade.... or else it will be a shame..
2012-03-07 05:04 PM
Actually I searched a few days ago, to see what s going on with the ION and I didnt even find a word on it. Only the same all from weeks ago. Something tells me that it is not coming or probably they are still trying to cripple the ICS on it. I am going to wait for a few more months... I put Doom s latest kernel on my X10 and the new X10S ROM that is going around and I love it!!
2012-04-03 10:24 AM
I hate that notification LEDs seem to be disappearing. The distinctively shaped LEDs gave 2011 Xperias a very, very cool look, and combined with Lightflow it's useful too. Without LEDs and hardware buttons, all these phones look the same.
2012-04-03 12:41 PM
i amnot sure if ion has led notification or not.. but the other models have a led strip.. what do you think of that ??
and i agree , theres not much difference in looks..
2012-04-04 03:00 AM
The light strip is cool-lookin! I like the style of those phones, very unique. Though, the bar below the white strip does seem like wasted space; I haven't actually held one of these phones, but I'd have put the buttons below the strip.
It's strange that the lower-end Xperia U seems to have a way better light strip than the Xperia S, which can only do one colour - white. The U looks like it's perfect for Lightflow, plus it looks awesome seeing the LED change colours along with the screen when someone is using it.
I may be biased, but I think Sony really nailed the design of the LED & button area with the Ray - the semicircle hard home button surrounded by the LED. I haven't seen this design on any other phones, including Sony's, but maybe Sony has used it before? Anyway, if I were Sony, I'd plaster this design all over many more phones. It could be their iconic look, and if they marketed it right, maybe people could actually tell a Sony from any other smartphone at a glance. Strange that only Apple has tried to brand their products like this.
But, I don't think that'll happen, since buttonless, no-LED phones seem to be the way of the future. I hope that we see more designs with the light strip at least. I do appreciate the fact that Sony is continuing to be innovative with its case design.