• Sony Xperia S
    Last Updated: Jan 10th,2012

    The Sony Xperia S doesn’t differ too much from the Ion: it features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12MP Exmor R camera sensor, and a 720p display, only here it is 4.3-inches in size. If it looks familiar, it’s because we have seen this phone before under the codename Nozomi. The phone also boasts NFC support. Two things of note are the lack of LTE and the “Playstation Certified” badge the handset will carry, meaning it gets access to gaming content from Sony’s Playstation Suite.

  • News & Updates

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    Sony begins Jelly Bean rollout for Xperia P, Xperia Go, and Xperia E Dual; more coming next month

    Sony has a lot of phones to handle, but the OEM has committed to continuing Jelly Bean updates for most of its 2012 line. Add another three devices to the exclusive club of devices who’ve gotten the upgrade.

    Sony releases AOSP for the Xperia Z, news regarding Jelly Bean rollouts coming next week

    Sony has released AOSP source for the Sony Xperia Z, and is seeking developers’ help to replace proprietary binaries. New Sony phones are also in line for a Jelly Bean update sometime soon!

    First look at Jelly Bean for the Sony Xperia S

    A user over at XDA is giving us our first look at Android 4.1.2 for the Sony Xperia S. The long-in-development update moves the build number to 6.2.x.x.xx and a new 3.4 kernel. Aside from bumping the handset’s Android version up from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean, the new software also includes a selection of features […]

    Sony provides updates on Xperia Jelly Bean plans; some phones not invited to party

    Our friends at Sony have taken the time to update the masses on its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout plans for the foreseeable future. For starters, they’ve confirmed that the Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia TX’s upgrades will go out as planned throughout the months of February and March. The Xperia P, Xperia J […]

    Sony provides Jelly Bean upgrade timeline for Xperia devices, 2011 models left out

    On the heels of delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to many of their 2011 and 2012 smartphones, Sony is now providing details on the upgrade to Jelly Bean. Sony plans to upgrade their entire lineup of Xperia phones from 2012, but much to the chagrin of owners of older devices, their 2011 models will not see […]

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    Sony’s new PlayStation Mobile content coming to Xperia handheld

    Sony has announced the advent of PlayStation Mobile, a new content platform where users can download gaming titles made specifically for PlayStation certified devices. Over 30 different titles from many genres will be available to start, and Sony will be giving developers the tools they need to develop and publish their own games for distribution […]

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    Sony Officially Releases Xperia S Binaries To JBQ And The Android Open Source Project Team

    It was a few weeks ago we learned that the Sony Xperia S would soon join the ranks of Google’s elite Nexus devices, officially supported by the Android Open Source Project. This was a joint effort between Sony and Google to help bring a pure Nexus-like Android experience to the Sony Xperia S and marks […]

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    Google-backed AOSP support program for Sony Xperia S kicked off

    This might be the most interesting bit of news I’ve ever covered at Phandroid: Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru made a little announcement about an experiment that would see the Sony Xperia S receive direct software support through the AOSP, in a manner similar to the Nexus devices and the Motorola XOOM. Queru explained the choice of device […]

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    Sony Xperia S gets new color: Dark Silver

    The Sony Xperia S may not be the newest kid on the block, but Sony’s still behind it 100%. They’ve showed their commitment by announcing a nice new color for the device: Dark Silver. It’s a fancy way of saying “black/carbon”, and despite the need to use fancy color names it does look very nice. […]

    Jelly Bean update not looking likely for most 2011 Xperia handsets, according to Sony rep

    Sony has done an excellent job keeping Xperia users up to date on the progress of delivering timely Android updates as of late, but with such transparency does not always come good news. While the majority of Sony’s 2011 and 2012 lineup should see Ice Cream Sandwich sooner or later, a rep on the company’s […]