Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones are one of the less popular Android smartphones around, but that doesn’t mean they get no love from the always-vibrant community. Developer paul-xxx over on XDA-Developers has killed not two, but three birds with one stone by porting CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3) to the Xperia X8, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro and we’ve got a handy step-by-step guide on how to flash the ROM to your device right after the jump!
In a rather surprising move, Sony Ericsson has officially released an alpha build based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (with their custom TimeScape UX on top, of course). If you’ve got a supported Sony Ericsson smartphone and are a flashaholic, you’ll definitely want to try it out!
Xperia Arc is a great phone that comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). But since Sony Ericsson probably isn't one of the major players in the smartphone market, their marketing team came up with this weird, yet funny idea of promoting the phone with, well.. a dancing Android!
Despite the lawsuit which Sony has filed against Geohot for jailbreaking PlayStation 3, Geohot has made it clear that he wants to be the first person in line when the Xperia Play (aka PlayStation Phone) is launched, so that he can hack the device and use it to its full potential.
Rumors associated to the Sony PlayStation Phone have been running wild lately, leaked photos of which we have already seen. The Sony PlayStation Phone, which has been codenamed as Zeus has recently made its first video appearance and as the name predicts, this video comes from somewhere in Greece.
By now, most of you would have heard about the upcoming Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone. Internally codenamed as Zeus, the device is currently being tested on Android 2.2, as can also be seen in one of the images below. Android 2.3 / 3.0 Gingerbread will however be the shipping operating system when the device is out at the end of 2010, or early 2011.
One thing that Android platform seriously lacks in comparison to iPhone (iOS) is quality gaming. Even though it fully supports good graphics and game play, but the developers for whatever reasons so far have not been able to deliver the quality of games that Apple’s iOS devices deliver. But now it seems like all that is going to change. Engadget has the latest scoop from one of their reliable sources who claims that Sony Ericsson is working on a gaming phone which will look a hell a lot like the PSP and that it will be powered by Android 3.0 Gingerbread, bringing PlayStation titles to the platform.
Sony Ericsson Aspen is the first Windows phone which is powered by the newly released Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Sergey Kuzmin over at Mobile-review has got hold of a pre-release test unit, which he has lovingly demonstrated running WinMo 6.5.3. He has also nicely put it up against various different handsets from Sony Ericsson, Nokia and RIM to give us a good idea on how does it actually size up against different handsets.
The impressive rate at which new mobile phones are entering the cell phone arena sometimes creates a state of confusion for consumers about which one to get. More often than not, they find themselves in a situation, where they are unable to decide which mobile phone to go ahead with. With Sony Ericsson set to unveil Xperia X10 early next year, it is surely going to bring some competition within the Android camp. Motorola Droid is at the moment at least the Android phone of choice followed by HTC Hero and the likes.
Sony Ericsson’s official page for the Xperia X10 has listed February 2010 as the expected launch date for its new Android-powered handset. This news shouldn’t come out as a surprise since Sony Ericsson previously made it pretty clear that X10 will hit the shelves in the first quarter of 2010. Xperia X10 is Sony's first entry in the Android space which introduces a new user interface platform called UX (codenamed Rachel) and new apps dubbed Mediascape and Timescape. This new user experience attempts to provide a centralized spot for all your communications, allowing you to view your tweets, photos, emails and conversations from a single spot.