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Samantha · Jan 16, 2014

Get the Sense 4 Recent Apps Look on Your Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Neo and Pro

HTC Sense 4's approach to the recent apps interface function is probably the most unique and visually appealing of them all. As opposed to rather dull and stock(ish) vertically scrolling tiles of your recent apps, you get a full preview of an app, which you can swipe left or right to the next recent app---and all in snazzy 3D. And although it is true that this isn't the most efficient way of navigating to a recent app, not everything in...

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Samantha · Dec 7, 2013

2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices Taste Android 4.4 KitKat

Ever since Google unveiled Android's latest flavor, 4.4 KitKat, users have been on the edges of their seats, biting their fingernails in anticipation of trying it out on their own devices with an official update or with custom ROMs. This is no different for owners of the aging and relatively old Sony Ericsson Xperia devices of 2011, being the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Pro, Ray, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Live, Neo and Neo V. Thanks to the efforts of XDA...

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Samantha · Apr 3, 2013

Increase LED Brightness on the Xperia Arc, Arc S, and Pro

The LED light found on many devices may be the only indication of notifications for many users. The downside is that the LED light, by default, is neither bright nor noticeable---and it could certainly be brighter. Users of the Sony Xperia Arc, Arc S and Pro running CyanogenMod 10 however, are enjoying a significantly brighter LEDs and reaping the benefits of such a simple modification. Sure, those who want brighter LEDs can set custom brightness values through third party apps, but the...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 25, 2012

Smart Settings, AOSP Style Lock Screen, and More on Several Sony Xperia Devices

Do you have a Sony Xperia Arc, Arc S, Neo, Neo V, Ray, Mini, Mini Pro, Active, Pro, Live with Walkman, or another similar Xperia series device from 2011? Why not add a whole bunch of goodies, including a feature-loaded Smart Settings app and AOSP-style lock screen? We've got just the right mod for you. XDA Senior Member gagan.u20 initially built this mod for his Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V, and has now shared it with us for all the aforementioned devices running...

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Former Writer · Sep 21, 2012

Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean Ported to 14 Sony Xperia Devices

When it comes to multi-device releases, it doesn't get much more straightforward than a widespread Sony Xperia release. Given how close the hardware and software is between devices, it isn't overly difficult to get a single piece of software working on a number of devices. As such, unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean was ported to 14 Sony Xperia devices practically all at once. XDA Recognized Contributor championswimmer, on behalf of the KangXperiaProject, brings us the ROMs. However, many thanks go to...

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jerdog · Aug 22, 2012

Sony Beginning to Upgrade Many ICS Xperia Devices This Week

Sony has been one of the most proactive handset manufacturers as of late in releasing updates to their Android handsets, as we reported earlier this year. Now they're rolling out firmware updates for the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray beginning this week. They had this to say on their Xperia Blog: Starting from this week, Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia...

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Ian Stacy · Aug 18, 2012

Sony Xperia S Added to AOSP as Experimental Device

Some very exciting news has arrived from the Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project at Google, Jean-Baptiste Queru. In a Google Groups announcement earlier this week, he revealed that the first-ever experimental device has been added to the AOSP tree---the Sony Xperia S. This could mean great things for Android as an open source platform. For starters, this marks the first time since the release of the Nexus One that a non-Nexus phone (not many people will use...

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Former Writer · Aug 2, 2012

CM10 Alpha Builds for 7 Xperia Devices

The Sony Xperia line up has been rather busy in recent weeks. With the Xperia S lock screen being ported to five other Xperia devices and ICS AOKP getting ported to 16 Xperia devices, users have had a lot to do with their Xperia devices. The trend doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon, as over half a dozen Xperia devices now have CM10 ports. Specifically, the Sony Xperia Ray, Sony Xperia Neo/NeoV, Sony Xperia Arc/Arc S/Pro, and the...

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jerdog · Apr 14, 2012

Sony Kicks Off ICS Updates to 2011 Xperia Line

In a world where it would seem handset manufacturers balk at rolling out new Android OS updates to their entire line (e.g. Samsung's stance on the Galaxy S series), Sony continues to step up to the plate. By doing so, they become the first carrier in the industry to release ICS to an entire line of devices. Beginning yesterday, they have made available the ICS updates for the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland...

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liwen · Dec 22, 2011

Sony Ericsson Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For 2011 Models

After Samsung, Sony Ericsson has also announced its plans for Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Also, not unlike Samsung, only its most recent models will get the update, exluding, for example, 2010's Xperia X10. If you've got a 2011 model, however, here's the schedule for the phased rollout: starting in late March, the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray will get their skinned Android 4.0 goodness, while owners of the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 15, 2011

Sony Ericsson Releases Official Alpha Build of Ice Cream Sandwich!

Remember way back when Sony Ericsson tried to convince us that their skinned version of Android 2.1 Éclair was better than Android 2.2 Froyo, and thus an upgrade to vanilla Froyo would actually be a downgrade? After that PR nightmare, we were all shocked when Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released for the X10 in a relatively timely manner. On behalf of the Sony Ericsson development team, XDA forum member KalleD has unleashed an official alpha build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for unlocked...

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