Review: Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T
The Ion comes with the stock Android 2.3 browser on board. Paired with AT&T's HSPA+/LTE networks, I felt it browsed a bit on the slow side. Web sites often took 10 to 30 seconds to load, rather than 5 to 8. With the fast wireless network and fast processors, there really shouldn't be a performance issue with the browser, but it's notably slower than other similarly equipped devices I have on hand. The browser software itself is fine, though I prefer other browsers myself.
Separately, app downloads weren't the speediest, either. Other phones downloaded and updated similar app updates faster than the Ion.
The Ion offers plenty in the way of user customization. As noted, there are five home screen panels to serve as your digital tapestry. Sony's software provides an extra batch of widgets for the home screens and I particularly like the way you can tweak the lock screen notifications. Beyond these tools, altering wallpapers, themes, ringtones, and all of that stuff is a breeze.
Jan 9, 2012
AT&T today announced six new LTE phones, some with record-breaking high-resolution cameras. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ion, an Android phone with a 12-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor and 4.7-inch full HD display. A front camera also supports 720p capture.
Dec 17, 2012
Sony today provided an update to its Jelly Bean distribution timeline. According to Sony, the Xperia T, TX, and V will receive Android 4.1 in February and March as planned.
Oct 19, 2012
Sony Mobile today revealed a list of its devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Sony, the bulk of its 2012 Xperia lineup will receive Jelly Bean, including the Xperia T, TX, and V.
Jul 19, 2012
Sony today announced new updates for its Music Unlimited Android smartphone and Android tablet applications. Music Unlimited Android Mobile app version 1.4 lets device owners access the "My Channels" feature.