Sony to bring bog-friendly blowers to Blighty
Lav-loving Androids safe from spills
Is Sony taking the piss? Enter two loo-friendly Xperia smartphones, launched over here today but already on sale in Japan, which won't be spoiled by unanticipated drops into the bog.
When you need to Go... an appropriately yellow-coloured Xperia
The lav-loving pair are the Go and the Acro S - 'A' for Armitage, 'S' for Shanks, perhaps? The Go - because you know when you need to - is a 3.5in, 1GHz boy. The Acro S has a CPU clocked to 1.5GHz and a 4.3in screen.
No quad-core chips, these: as Sony staffers have said in the past, the time isn't right for four-core processors. No prizes for guessing the Acro S and Go use dual-core chippery.
Both offer the "highest" level of dust- and water-resistance, Sony promised, should you let the slip while you're pointing at the porcelain.
Handy if you need to give someone a tinkle, we suppose.
Now wash your hands
The Acro S will also come with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, though Go buyers will have to make do with Gingerbread until Sony posts an ICS update. Assuming, of course, that it doesn't change its mind and can the upgrade, as it recently has with the Xperia Play.
The Acro S has a 12Mp camera, the Go a 5Mp job. Both will go on sale here in Q3, pricing TBC. ®
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carry on at your convenience
I Hope you're getting paid well for that "HTC skydiver transparent page advert".
Because it's distracting and intrusive as hell.
Re: Sorry... no more Sony for me
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Dunno about the AC, but these are apps I never use, that I can't uninstall. Though I can "disable" them since the update that I needed to install two different kinds of Sony bloatware onto the computer for, one of which bluescreened it.
At least, I can disable *most* of them.
Sorry... no more Sony for me
I like my phone, it's just the right size, does what I want it to (almost all, anyway) and looks good.
But, and it's a big but, Sony (Ericsson) have tried their best to ruin it with a plethora of crap apps dumped in the system storage, making them un-removable. Add to that apps such as Google Maps, Flash Player, Youtube and Adobe Reader also being installed in there, and you lose 70meg of storage, and have useless apps running in the background that are neither used nor wanted.
If you must put your junk on there, just make it possible to get rid of the bloody things.
The beauty of Android is the ability to make it look exactly how you want, so just give us a phone with Android as it was intended, and let us decide what junk to install.
Not because they being dropped in the loo (ugh!!!) but because these iGrease things look hideous if touched by anything but kid gloves and now it's washable.