Category: Sony Ericsson (Android)

Sony Xperia T is getting Jelly Bean update

Can you see that man above? He’s boring his son with all of the new features on his Xperia T running Jelly Bean. As is always the way with Sony Xperia phones they are released with software from several months before and early adopters have to cope until …

Sony Xperia Tipo – Initial Impressions

The Xperia range is rather large, covering every possible budget range some of the latest Xperia phones have been in the budget range. Including the Xperia Tipo. The Sony anti naming convention Xperia Tipo. It is a tiny little thing with an almost identical spec to the Motorola …

Xperia arc, ray and neo updates blocked by O2

O2 announced today that they have blocked the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Xperia arc, Xperia ray and Xperia neo. The move, that was announced today over at the O2 Blog, cites “speed and performance issues” as the reason for O2 not releasing …

My Phone History – James Eley

Being one of the babies of the Coolsmartphone team my phone history is considerably less impressive than Jamie’s museum of mobile tech!!! The first phone I ever owned had a colour screen and if I remember correctly I saved up my £2 a week pocket money for ages …

Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

Little qwerty slider phones are few and far between these days, and what better choice than a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro? Well… a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro running Ice Cream Sandwich, of course! It’s been announce on the official Sony forum that the Mini Pro is …

PlayStation Suite re-branded PlayStation Mobile

Today, Sony announced it will be re-branding the ‘PlayStation Suite’ to ‘PlayStation Mobile’. This move will should now bring more PlayStation titles to more devices, rather than just the ‘PlayStation Certified’ handsets, which never really took off. As part of the announcement, SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) also announced …

It’s official – No ICS for the Xperia Play

Yesterday the interwebs came alive with rumours that the Xperia Play wouldn’t be getting an update to ICS because it was sneakily left out of a press picture detailing Sony’s update plans. Today unfortunately the rumours have come true; Sony have come out and announced the Xperia Play …

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray gets ICS

If you’ve got yourself an Xperia ray, have a look for updates because ICS appears to have been delivered. Martin Frow tipped us off after getting a notification on his handset.. Just thought I’d let you know that I plugged my Xperia Ray into my PC this morning …

Sony Xperia 2011 Range: ICS upgrade starts mid April

According to the Sony Xperia Official product blog Ice cream sandwich is on its way to the 2011 Xperia range from mid-April. The post goes on to say that the first Xperia models to receive the upgrade will be Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. For …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – ICS beta released

Another day, another ICS Rom released. This time it is for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The Xperia Play (or Zeus), has been out for about a year now, so it is nice to see Sony are still supporting the handset with the latest flavour of Android (Ice Cream …

Sony LiveView bargain – today only

  Remember the Sony LiveView? It was like a watch, but a bluetooth accessory that connects to any Android phone, showing texts, emails and various other features through plug ins available from the Android Market (sorry, Google Play shop!). Original costing a fairly steep £70, Play.com have a …

Demo of Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich beta ROM

Here is a long awaited demo of what the new Sony UX will look like with Ice Cream Sandwhich installed. I for one am very excited by this as it’s really flying along on the Arc S. On the Xperia S well we can only imagine how good …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Smartphones Receive Four iF Design Awards

Yesterday Sony Ericsson announced that they had won four iF awards in the telecommunications category, these awards were for the design of the Xperia active, Xperia ray, Xperia mini pro and Mix Walkman. The Xperia active smartphone receives highest level gold award. The ceremony actually took place in Munich, …

Sony & Billabong collaboration

Sony and Billabong have announced a new partnership, starting with a Billabong special edition of Sony’s Xperia Active phone, featuring “wet finger tracking”, and enhanced dust and water resistance. Other spoils of this union include a Billabong LIVE app in the Android Market, exclusive wallpapers and videos, and …

Sony Xperia S Leaks Before Launch

Images of the new Sony Xperia S have leaked before launch which is due to be in the next few hours.  Again this is at CES where we saw the Arc announced last year it seems we are in for a real treat this year with a simply …

Sony Ericsson dangles the carrot

Lord knows what’s going on now. We thought originally that Sony Ericsson were teasing us with a possible Windows Phone, then we changed our minds and figured that it was probably the Android-powered Arc HD which would make an appearance at CES. Now, with this further image posted …

Xperia Arc HD teased again?

Well, that’s an Android then. Despite our earlier guess that Sony Ericsson had gone all Windows Phone on us it looks like this will be the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD, aka Nozomi. The camera / video switcher image is a bit of an Android give-away here, and …

Sony Ericsson tease… something

With just a week to go until CES, Sony Ericsson are at least telling us that they will be launching…. ermmm…something. There’s a guessing game on Facebook at the moment as to what it’ll be. We’re thinking that another Android handset or three will be popping onto a …

Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY down in price

We’ve seen a number of deals in recent weeks on the XPERIA PLAY. Most of the stock on those sales has now gone, but if you missed it then don’t worry, here’s another great offer. A company called ChitterChatter (no, we’ve not heard of them either) is offering …

Xperia Play For A Bargain £149.99!

Last year at Mobile World Congress, Sony Ericsson brought the PSP and Android together into a single phone and called it the Xperia Play.  This large touch screen phone has a slide out Playstation keyboard control pad to get the best from your games. Due to the high …

Sony Ericsson LiveSound Headphones – Review

We’ve had a number of headphones sent our way to review recently. These are the Sony Ericsson LiveSound hi-fi headphones and they sell for around £49.99. They don’t work with all phones or MP3 players, these are designed to work with Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets like the Xperia …

Sony Ericsson Nozomi Leaks Again

GSMArena have managed to get hold of some more pictures of the yet to be announced handset codenamed ‘Nozomi’ which is expected to be launched as the Arc HD either at CES or Mobile World Congress in 2012.  We have already seen some images but never as many as have …

Sony Ericsson Nozomi Leaked?

Sony Ericsson are about to go through a massive rebrand due to Sony buying out the Ericsson part of the mobile phones business but that is not stopping them from planning ahead with yet more stunning hardware. The latest is codenamed Nozomi and will be a 2012 flagship …

Sony Ericsson create a real-life football video game

The guys from Sony Ericsson have been up to their tricks again. This time they’ve hooked up some football players to phones via some rather clever technology. Yes, it does sound a bit crazy but the end result is pretty cool 🙂

A shooting Ray of light

There has been quite a lot of activity from the Sony Ericsson design team this year and the latest device to be brought forth from their creative minds is the Xperia Ray. This phone is not your usual fair from SE in that it does not fall into …

Orange Xperia neo owners getting Android 2.3.4

Check for updates if you’ve got a Sony Ericsson Xperia neo on Orange. We’re hearing that Android 2.3.4 has just arrived and there’s a few extra Orange apps too. It’s taken a number of months since other neo handsets started receiving the update. We’d like to hear your …

Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Ericsson Xperia range

Well, if you bought an Xperia handset this year you should be getting Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich. A blog post has confirmed that the “entire 2011 Xperia range” will be getting the new OS, although timing wasn’t mentioned. You’ll get the update if you have an …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD coming?

GSMArena has an interesting post, detailing a new handset from Sony Ericsson as a successor to the impressive Xperia Arc we reviewed. This handset is said to include a 720p HD screen, and plays catch up with 1080p video recording. The most interesting feature is the ability to …

360 Degree video recorded on (many) Sony Ericsson Xperia neo handsets

So, Sony Ericsson sent us a load of videos about their rather strange 360 degree bike experiment. It involves six Xperia neo handsets strapped to a special mount on a bike, all recording video at the same time through fish-eye lenses. The whole thing has been pieced together …

Sony buys out Ericsson

Goodbye Swedish friends, Sony Ericsson will shortly be history. Sony have slapped a cool 1.1 billion euros on the table (£964m) for the 50% Ericsson share of Sony Ericsson. Sony will get five patents as part of the deal and plan to ditch feature-phones, solely concentrating on smartphones. …

Xperia Play less than £150 on O2

If you’ve got £150 lying around it is, as we always say, quite welcome here at coolsmartphone. If you’d rather spend it on one of those phone things then the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is down to £149.99. The white and black. We had a good hands on …

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman in stock and ready to go

OK, story so far. Sony Ericsson launched the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. Three then announced that they would carry it. Now, it’s ready to buy. Pick it up for £27 a month and you’ll get 2000 minutes, 5000 texts and all-you-can-eat data on the 24-month One Plan …

Xperia PLAY up for just £179.99

In these austere times it’s always worth keeping an eye on sites like hotukdeals for the latest bargains. Argos is now selling the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for a mere £179.99. The offer popped up over the weekend and appears to have quickly sold out, so here’s hoping …

Xperia Arc S – Now on Vodafone

Got £31 a month ? Pop into a Vodafone store and get yourself a shiny new Xperia arc S. It’s been a month since we saw it launched and features a speedy 1.4GHz CPU, 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video recording and the Exmor R image sensor, HDMI …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro now just a week away

After a QWERTY Android phone ? The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro was delayed a little but, according to Clove, it’ll start to ship from next Thursday for £322.80 unlocked. The Xperia Pro runs Android 2.3 and has a 3.7″ 854×480 screen with the trick BRAVIA technology we got …

Three get the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman and Xperia Arc S

Three have announced that they will carry the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman this Autumn. Not only that, but they’ll also have the Xperia Arc S too. Sylvia Chind, Head Of Handsets at Three, stated.. Sony Ericsson have a great track record in delivering phones with great features …

Xperia neo owners receiving Android 2.3.4

Xperia neo owners look to be receiving the latest Android 2.3.4 update right now. Extra features include a new 3D panorama camera option, Google Chat, a Swipe keyboard system, screen capture and Facebook Inside Xperia. The latest firmware updates the build number to 4.0.1.A.0.283, so take a look …