Sony Xperia P, U, Go And Sola Gets A Software Update

Earlier this year, Sony launched the mid-range P, U, Go and Sola smartphones. Sadly, all of these devices were shipped with the out-dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, as promised, the manufacturer has already released the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Samdwich) update for these devices. Today, Sony is rolling out a new software update for the Xperia P, U, Go and Sola.

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that the latest update does not bring the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. However, it comes with lots of other enhancements, bug fixes and performance tweaks. According to the manufacturer, all Xperia P users will get a notification when the upgrade is ready, but direct availability in the phone may vary across different markets and carriers.

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On the other hand, Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola users with Android 4.0 will receive a notification in your phone and will be able to download it over-the-air. The latest update brings improvements to: stability, WiFi, tethering/portable hotspot, camera (capture and playback), NFC and Messaging.

If you have not yet upgraded your device to the Android 4.0 OS, then you will need to manually connect your device to the computer and use the PC Companion for Windows or Sony’s Bridge software for Mac. The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade will depend on the market as well as the carrier.

Sony Rolling Out The Android 4.0 Update For Xperia U, Go And Sola

Earlier this year, Sony has unveiled a number of smartphones running on the Android Operating System. The worst part was that almost all of the devices unveiled before June was powered by the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Xperia Neo L is the company’s first device, which runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS out of the box.

In this post, we’ll focus on the Sony Xperia U, Xperia Go, Xperia Sola. These mid-range devices were launched during the first half of 2012 and was powered by the Android 2.3 OS. Today, the manufacturer finally started rolling out the newer Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS for these smartphones.

The latest update brings with some usability improvements, applications multitasking, new lock/unlock features, Face Unlock, mobile data management, improved text input and spell checking, home screen folders and more. Xperia Sola will get an additional new feature called as Glove Mode. It is basically an extension of the floating touch technology that allows the owners of Xperia Sola to use the device in the cold while wearing gloves. Check out the complete features below.

Features;

  • New ways to experience your tunes, images, videos and films with Sony’s media applications – Walkman, Album and Movies.
  • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption).
  • Lock screen with improved functionality.
  • Resizable widgets for improved personalization.
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption.
  • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications.

The latest update will not be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). To update your Xperia U, Go and Sola smartphones, you will need manually connect your device to the computer and use the PC Companion for Windows or Sony’s Bridge software for Mac. The availability and scheduling of this software upgrade will depend on the market as well as the carrier. To learn more, head over to this page.

Sony Xperia Go Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.18,999

Do you still remember the Sony Xperia Go smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same mid-range Android device which was announced in May along with the Sony Xperia Acro S. This handset is currently available only in the UK. Now, the folks living in India can finally get their hands on this device starting next week. Flipkart, the popular online retailer is currently taking pre-orders for this amazing smartphone.

Sony Xperia Go is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. Sadly, the much-needed front-facing camera is missing from this device. This handset runs on the out-dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS is expected to arrive during the third quarter of 2012. Find out the compete specs of this handset after the break.

Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, scratch-resistant mineral glass, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with 16x digital zoom and LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Google Play Store and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 45 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs video playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Go comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,999 (approx. $350) in India. This handset is currently available only in black and white colors. The yellow Xperia Go is expected to arrive soon after the launch. To pre-order this device, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Sony Announces The Stylish And Durable Xperia Go Smartphone

Along with the Sony Xperia Acro S, Sony Mobile Communications has also launched the mid-range Sony Xperia Go smartphone. It is also a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. However, this device is designed for budget conscious consumers and it won’t burn a hole in their pocket. Sadly, this handset does not come with a front-facing camera for video calls.

All the Sony branded smartphones launched in this year are shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and the Sony Xperia Go is no exception. It will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the third quarter of 2012. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, scratch-resistant mineral glass, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 5 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, 8 GB internal memory, up to 4 GB user-accessible memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, 50 GB free cloud storage from Box.net, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 45 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs video playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

This handset measures 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm and weighs 110 grams. Sony Xperia Go will be available in 3 colors – Black, White and Yellow. This handset comes preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, which allows you to access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks. Sony Xperia Go will go on sale from the third quarter of 2012. The price of this device is still a mystery.