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Android 4.0 comes to Sony Xperia mini

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Jul 2012, 23:02

With Sony promising to update its entire 2011 lineup to Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sony Xperia mini is next in line and since this is not an OTA update for the phone, you will need to use the PC Companion or Bridge for Mac to install the update...

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posted on 01 Jul 2012, 23:03 2

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Sony is keeping their promise(: lol

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 00:00 3

2. dikshaant (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

HI, phone arena...

i updated my xperia mini two times...
1. through PCC
2. using sony update sevice

the second time i was happy with wat i got...yes..i lost my whole data the second time(including the apps on my SD card) but i had done the back-up so no problems occured..i mostly use my phone for browsing(3 hrs daily)...actually..wat i had heard and read about ICS that the browser is fast...it actually is...i mostly use wifi...i xperienced...a 20% save in my time for loading the pages(your site).
sony hav excluded the adobe flash player in ICS which was previously coming out-of-the-box in gingerbread..for youtube app its not a problem as it supports html5 but while playing online games i had to download the AFP..sony has included a EA Games app which only displays the games from EA, some are free and some trails...but its of no use...many apps come preinstalled but only wisepilot is removale others only thier updates can be removed...but yes they can be disabled also...

As you mentioned that some users say "its like having a new phone" thats right to some extent but actually the new font in ICS the robo..something...makes the whole difference...
you remember the settings button on xperia....it still is there...yes sony kept the most recent apps option to the home key...as it was in gingerbread...

FINAL WORDS: its good to see and xperience that sony have kept to their promise...and deliverd exceptionally...but left out the features like the new gallery swipe effect for photos...and frankly speaking...if any one who has a xperia mini,has not seen the galaxy nexus(with vanilla ICS) or xperia S 4.0...will say that " it is like having a whole new phone"..otherwise its just a face lift...with ICS...no sony special features are included as in xperia nxt phones....but still.. my next phone will be a SONY...

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 00:06 1

3. ghemanth90 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

I own Xperia mini and I've updated my model to ICS before Sony's flagship Xperia S!! They don't give a damn for flagship customers they just follow FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis & it is HEARTWARMING :-)
Other OEMs MOTO SAMMY HTC could learn from them..
Regarding ICS it is stable and works well. PLEASED.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 01:16

5. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Can someone do a video walkthrough of this ?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 02:01

7. dikshaant (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

its dere on youtube...in german...not by me

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 02:29

8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Great, now bring ICS to the Walkman Z, Tegra 2 processor, 1gb of RAM, I think it can handle it....

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 20:20

11. arthursc (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

I installed ICS on my xperia mini pro and its much better,the entire android was redesigned for android 4.0 on xperia

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 06:51

12. sheikh10 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

i can't upgrade it...why....i think because i buy it on march 2012....i check in touchsonymobile and the SI number was different...ahhh.....anyone else can teach how to upgrade it...

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