After long waiting, Sony released the update for Xpera! I have already said that, my phone is Sony Xpera Ray . Yesterday i updated my phone from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The ICS update correlates to 4.1.A.0.562 firmware (as expected) and is using the 2.6.32 kernel.In terms of performance it is ICS is faster than the Gingerbread builds. Memory optimization has improved since the beta builds with little redraw when moving from resource-hungry apps. It’s too early to report back on battery performance, but i will update it after some days of usage experience. In the graphics area, ICS is well improved.The update will never alter or remove any application or application settings.So, don’t worry, all the application and the the settings will automatically restored after the update.
I updated my phone using the Sony PC Companion. Before the update starts, sony will shows an introduction to Android 4.0. Here is the screenshot of the webpage (Click on the image to see in original size).
Ok, For my readers, i have taken some screenshots of my phone.
Here is the screenshot before screen unlock.In android 4.0, you can turn on the camera before unlocking the screen!
Android 4.0 home screen will look like this! The size of the icon is little increased and It look really nice..
The menu screen is same as the android 2.3, but the icons are changed!
You know that, one of the main attract of android 4.0 is the Face Unlock. So, after the update, i rushed into the settings and checked for the Face Unlock settings.But, i cant find anything there! There is only the same options present in the android 2.3 (slide,pattern,pin & password). Finally i got the issue. The problem for the disappearance of face unlock is “Flash Player”! The android 4.0 doesn’t pre-installed the adobe flash player.We have to install adobe air for the faster performance of your device. After installing the adobe flash player, the face unlock settings is visible...I also recommends you to
Now checkout the new settings page of Android 4.0. There is lot of good features are also included in 4.0.Performance Assistant is the main attraction, it will help to disable the un-wanted applications for the better performance. The deeper settings for Window Animations, Transition Animations are also will help us to keep the balance in performance and visual experience.
Ok, that all about the performance and extra settings in android 4.0. Now we can do to the visual design and look..Android 4.0 have excellent new 7 themes for the new stylish look. Now i’m “Amethyst” rose colour theme.I like that theme:-) Here is some screenshots of theme settings:
An another special update in android 4.0 is the widgets. Unlike android 2.3, we can see the exact preview of the widgets before applying to the home screen. The widgets are arranged in a good vertical flowing style for the selection. I have taken some screen shots too…
The next main thing in the update is the new look of power button options.Android developers have done a good design in these options too…
Looks nice right? Their is an update in this menu! They removed the “Take a Screenshot” option! Then how did i take these screenshots for my article?
Here is the tip: To take screenshots in Andoid 4.0, you have to “Press The Power & Volume Button at the same time“. Hope this tip will help you!. Anyway, i’m enjoying the new journey with Android 4.0.Did you? I’m waiting for your comments!