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.

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Sony Xperia S “Cosmic Flow” Live Wallpaper For All Devices [Download]

Truth be known, I’ve always had a thing for the Sony’s line of devices. Everything from the design, to their Timescape UI, I’ve been jocking for quite awhile now. Cruisin’ the XDA Forums today, I noticed that someone was actually able to extract a new version of Sony’s live wallpaper, dubbed Cosmic Flow, from the …

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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’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 …

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 …

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. …