Sony Ericsson crowd-sourcing ICS preview ROMs
posted by Michael H. / Dec 15, 2011, 11:37 AM
Sony Ericsson has released alpha builds of Android 4.0 for the Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S, and Xperia Neo V handsets. This is well ahead of the scheduled release of the updates, but SE has a really cool plan here. While these ROMs are not intended for casual users or daily use, SE is pushing for users to use the xda forums to talk about the builds and help SE to build the ROMs better, and more quickly. This is a great gesture of openness that we're hoping catches on with with more Android manufacturers.
The ROMs are not fully functional - modem, WiFi and Bluetooth are all disabled. But, if you want to be part of the building process, you can jump in. You'll also be able to see how Sony Ericsson is going to skin ICS.
source: Sony Ericsson via The Verge
Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
WOW I think Sony Ericsson is working very hard these days , I hope to see the old glamour of SE coming back
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 12:09 PM 14
Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 15, 2011
I'm Neo user. I somehow think there's no much differences between this alpha ICS and Sony's 2.3.4 :( Here are my suggestion to Sony developer teams for the upcoming ICS features: - updated kernel to 3.0. why does sony still use old kernel 2.6? are they joking? Samsung's has already moved to 3.0. Sony doesn't make any senses to me. - face unlock feature for xperia series which have front camera - revamped themes. I still see gingerbread appearances on ICS Alpha version - status switch on notification bar - improved battery lifetime - mega bass feature on music player as old walkman phone W series it doesn't matter to me whether sony will launch the Final ICS on Feb or mar 2012, so long as we would get revamped themes and updated kernel to 3.0 or newer.
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 1:42 PM 4
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I thought Sony bought out Ericson and now the company is just Sony so shouldn't Ericson be excluded from the names in this article?
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 1:43 PM 1
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