Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sony Details Technical Changes in Ice Cream Sandwich for Xperia Phones | Technology News

This month, Sony will begin shipping 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Android mobile operating system for all owners of the Xperia arc S, V and Xperia Xperia neo-ray devices.
The company has officially confirmed its plans in this area, as well as his intention of releasing the same update for the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, neo Xperia, Xperia Xperia mini mini pro, Xperia Pro, Xperia Sony Ericsson Walkman active and live with the end of May / early June
These devices are powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the moment, and the upgrade will allow users with many improvements over the older version of the OS.
To ensure that users are aware of what is coming the way, Sony has provided a mobile variety of details about this update in a recent blog.
"When it comes to the ICS is a major update of Android, and there are many things that have changed with the release of gingerbread. Some of these changes affect the performance and stability of the system, eg by using more CPU power and RAM, "the holding.
"We are currently adapting our ICS Xperia smartphones to work in 2011, all of which are built on a platform with a single core Qualcomm and 512 MB RAM."
Sony also notes that the use of resources in ICS is sometimes heavier in comparison with Android 2.3, but they managed to correctly make the operating system optimized for use on devices Xperia find.
Some of the major changes that users will face during the update to ICS relate to the user interface, which includes the theme Holo. "More than a thousand icons have been changed" to fit the new OS, Sony says, adding that there are also new wallpapers and backgrounds of applications available to users.
The manager of the activity has a new user, and there is also applicable new face of release that protection in combination with face and is included in ICS for all devices with a front camera.
In addition, users will have access to more information about contacts in your contact list, including updates from social networks. The calendar features a new color coding, and there is also support for a new form of voice mail.
ICS also comes with graphics hardware acceleration enabled by default for all applications of the 14-level API, which makes a smoother UI, but leads to more RAM memory.
And with 340MB of RAM to 512 are reserved for the Linux user space in the ice cream sandwich, heavy RAM usage can sometimes be a bit of a problem.
However, as mentioned above, Sony says that they were able to address some of these gaps to answer, and that users will experience in making Android 4.0 will live up to expectations.
"So we not only optimize the management of RAM using RAM for internal applications as well as possible, but we will also introduce a performance assistant at startup when running ICS," the company notes.
"In this wizard performance, you can enable and disable some services that you might not want to run on your phone, the phone performance optimization."

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