Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Sony Leading the Android Pack–Official ICS Beta Released for Xperia Models
It looks like ever since the second half of last year, manufacturers have begun approaching us with a lot more interest and with somewhat open arms. We have seen many things ranging from HTC going back on their locked bootloader initiative, to Samsung updating their repo’s almost immediately upon new releases are in the wild, to even Asus releasing a tool to unlock the bootloaders on its infamous Transformer Prime. Whether they are getting into the community spirit or they simply want to get some help from some of the very talented individuals who roam this place is a question to which only them have the answer. Either way, we rip on the benefits of their recently new-found love for devs.
XDA member KalleD, who just so happens to be part of the Sony Ericsson Developer Program has created a few threads, letting the community know that they have successfully updated their previous alpha ICS into a beta ICS, which is good enough to be , not just a daily driver, but that has passed several internal Sony Ericsson quality checks. Several elements have been updated such as the UI, the launcher, the e-mail client, among a few others.
The dev has stated that they do indeed follow the work and comments on our community. So, if you happen to take the ROM for a spin and have good feedback to provide, please leave your comments in the thread.
In line with our goal to support the open XDA developer community, we want to give you the chance to try out our coming upgrade to ICS (Android™ 4.0) in this beta version. While the ICS alpha ROM was an early preview, the ICS beta ROM have passed some certifications such as Modem type approval.
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