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ViewPad 7 On ICS 4.0.4 Launcher UI October 31, 2012

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2011 ViewPad 7e Gets New Life

Powered with 1Ghz processor with single core, the ViewPad 7e proves to be a workhorse tablet.

Now with added value such as this Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.4 launcher UI, its function and efficiency is further boosted with web browsers such as Opera and UC Browser, ICS widgets etc.
YouTube Trending HD plays well on this tablet.

The ICS 4.0.4 launcher UI definitely carries a more matured user experience for the tablet. Besides auto-rotate home pages and hidden docking (with additional space for icons as well), the whole user experience has been pushed up a few notches.
Antutu benchmark score has improved.


Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 Launcher UI October 28, 2012

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ICS 4.0.4 Launcher UI For Sony Xperia Arc S

Shown here are the home pages of ICS 4.0.4 Launcher UI including widgets, downloaded on Sony Xperia Arc S.

Readers will notice there is auto-rotate home pages on landscape mode, as well as hidden icons at the base menu that’s made possible.

Every thing works fine for the Arc S with high efficiency and speed, on this ICS launcher.

Xperia ARC S Jelly Bean UI Works October 17, 2012

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Sent by: Arc S owner Allan Scott


I bought this Sony Xperia Arc S recently and held back my urge to upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS 4.0.3).

After some trying, now the device is supported by Jelly Bean (JB 4.1) Launcher, JB/ICS Notification Bar and scrollable Widgets to augment the User Interface.

Though it remains on Gingerbread OS version, the Xperia Arc S device operates swiftly.
I could also download the ICS camera software but decided not to. The current camera & video features are excellent so it is better to retain it; in particular the touch screen focusing is very fast.

On homepage I could position some scrollable widgets too, just like ICS & Jelly Bean.

Of all the qualities of Sony devices, what I like most is the Arc S looks and feels as thin as paper! On my hand. Look at the pictures above.

Sony Xperia ICS 4.0 Upgrade Dilemma 直接下载JB启动器更好 October 13, 2012

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Extracts & comments by: Happy Xperia Phone Owner


Those who owned Sony Xperia smart phone series, especially the high-end ones such as Xperia Arc and Arc S, need not be troubled by Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) decision whether to upgrade your phone or not.

Simply put, you will (sure) to get the widely reported Cons (trade-offs) as extracted from the web. You can’t have the cake and eat it. The Xperia Arc series are already very good phones (especially Arc S) with superior camera, audio, display and video recording, don’t trade them off for the ICS user interface which may look different (but not really much superior).
Still not convinced? Read the following feedback or rather, big trade-offs after upgrade to full ICS version. Because, the Xperia ROM is not changed.
So, those who upgraded (to ICS), got their phone’s audio and video quality screwed plus lagging (slow down) App operation.

I followed the advice of just downloading the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) Launcher onto my Xperia Arc S for a few days by now, and very very happy with its UI overlay. Yet I retain all the goodies (I.e. Superior video, camera software, fast browser and NO LAG in any App including HD games…) of my Sony phone. Also, Google Voice recognition, Performance Assistant, activates camera by hard button etc. are all there too! Voice activation of installed App is a piece of cake (which you can eat it too).

Be smart. Don’t just go for the form factor; go for rich content enjoyment instead. Yeah, the Arc S 1.4Ghz processor runs like a rabbit… Much faster than those upgraded to the ICS for sure.

Sony Xperia ARC S with Jelly Bean Launcher October 10, 2012

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Smart Phone series

By: Singapore Xperia User

If you own (or buy) the Sony Xperia S or the Arc S BUT don’t wish to upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS 4.0.3 or 4.0.4), after hearing enough of the performance issues associated with the upgrade software version, this is your chance to tune your Sony phone to the more advanced Jelly Bean (4.1) UI yet not compromising performance and speed. After all, many people just want the feel and look of ICS or Jelly Bean and nothing beyond that.

Go to the Play Store and download the latest Jelly Bean Launcher, and start to enjoy the form and patterns of Jelly Bean UI including wallpapers and schemes.

The Sony Arc S remains the finest ace product rolled out early this year through cooperation between Sony and Ericsson. Probably to commemorate the end of the joint venture of the two companies. It has added a turbo processor with 1.4Ghz speed. Web browsing, HD games and AV entertainment are superb. Not to mention the 8.1MP camera with 3D imagery and panorama modes. So DON’T try to go for the official upgrade to ICS 4.0.3 (unless you risk to lose warranty by download some custom ROM from somewhere).
Many did so had regretted and desperately want to revert back to original stock Android 2.3.4

One of my friends has recently experienced that too…