Sony Ericsson Arc

After about one week’s usage, these are the bug’s I’ve run into.


Stays in USB-to-PC mode

Somehow, my phone won’t get out of this mode. In the notification area, it still asks if I want to connect the memory card, even though I disconnected the phone several hours ago.

Battery drain

Sure, using wifi does consume battery but it’s still worse than on my N900 with a 1.5 yrs old battery.

Folder menu doesn’t collapse after app start

When an application is started from a folder in the bottom “container” of the home screen, then that folder is still open when returning from the app.


A hardware button to lock orientation

Lying in bed or in a sun chair, having that Ipad lock on the side was really useful. I’d go with an easily accessible software switch, but going into settings to turn it on/off is too far away for my liking.

Services not restarted when requested

I accidentally killed a few services too many (when looking for performance killers) and suddenly bluetooth obex transfers stopped working, as well as all searches (both web and speech searching with just stopped working, the browser showed up but didn’t do anything).

Translation is poor

One example: When Google voice search is analyzing the recorded sound, the top label says “Working” in English, and “Fungerar” in Swedish (“it works”).

Gmail is a separate application from e-mail

Why, oh why? I’ve yet to see the amazingness of this.

No unified communication out of the box

Why, oh why? I’d like:

  1. one stream of directed messages (incoming and outgoing – basically all conversation, texts/SMS, email, jabber, twitter DM etc …)
  2. one stream of social messages (facebook, twitter, RSS feed etc)
  3. one unified view of my communication with a contact (conversation and social stream separated probably)

Performance decrease with usage …

Starting apps gets slower and slower and slower and slower. Without noticeable change in available memory.