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2012-03-31 09:53 AM
nop, but if you use skype you can use the rear camera for videochat and you can see them if they have a rear and/or front facing camera
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
2012-03-31 11:59 AM
You read my post?
"Once i had a dream about connecting my phone with the plasma via HDMI, and do videochatting 40 inch wide. Not with Gtalk, currently."
Videochatting with the HDMI out still shouldn't be a problem. but a great option to do. I wish...
2012-03-31 12:52 PM
I've switched between the ICS beta and 2.3.4 this week and there are no limitations. I used Wotanclient to go back to GB as an experiment and it worked fine.
2012-03-31 01:06 PM
I've been running the ICS beta on my Arc S. At first I was *blown away* but after a few weeks some things started to worry me:
I switched to a custom ICS ROM (Arconium) for a while as it supported supercharging the launcher which fixed the reloads ... but ... music and UI speed were still poor.
So, a couple of days ago I went back to GB (the .42 release using Wotan - what an amazing *free* service!) and ... yikes ... the speed difference is much better than I'd remembered.
Once back on GB I installed the Xperia S launcher and music player. So far I haven't had a single stutter playing my music - even while browsing, using FB, etc. Plus my phone looks fresh - new clock and weather widgets, Xperia S themes, etc.
When ICS is released I will install it and give it another go but unless there are some serious perfomance changes when compared to the beta then I think there are going to be some very disappointed users. And based on the comments I've read about no OTA update, etc. I think it's safe to say that Sony know this too.
However, there will be custom ROMs available that will be tweaked to increase perfomance and memory usage - but you'll only benefit from this if you root your device or, if you want to try a ROM with a non-Sony kernel, unlock your bootloader. I've unlocked mine but it's not for the faint-hearted!
My next phone won't be a Sony. The only device I will get in future will be the official "Google Phone" as a) they always get the latest updates, b) are very easy to root and c) they don't have a locked bootloader - you can enable fastboot support very easily.
I love my Arc S but it's not powerful enough - they should of put more RAM in it IMHO.
2012-03-31 01:47 PM
Yikes. The comments on the blog post about GB vs. ICS do not make for comfortable reading.
Sony could lose a few customers over this.
Some comments ask why they don't release Android 2.3.7 with the NXT UI (Xperia S launcher, music player, widgets) for 2011 phones. Having used some of these new apps myself I think it would be a good idea and might claw back some respect. But I don't think it will happen.
2012-03-31 07:13 PM
so you cleared our doubts.. the red highlighted parts above are true..
so this is finaly what i am going to do...
stay on GB + root + add custom ics widgets....
what else can be done.. i have xperia arc , and not arc s so there will be a minimum months gap and as rec said , forum might be full of complaints.... lets see.. another 20 days and we'll see..
2012-04-01 03:28 AM
Nexus S have 1GHZ and 512 RAM and can run ICS with no Problem, but UI is not heavily skinned.
Xperia Neo L comes with ICS out of the Box but also It share's the same specs for Xperia 2011 1GHZ and a 512 RAM but it is also skinned with NXT UXP.
They still have a month to fully optimized Android 4.0.3 for Xperia 2011 and not giving as dilemma of choosing their Gingerbread 2.3.4/2.3.7 and Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3
this is confusing
but I hope they will also release Gingerbread 2.3.7 or newer version for Xperia 2011 if we are to update and choose between the 2 Android versions 2.3.x/4.0.x and we can upgrade/downgrade to try them out