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Got mine today, and have to say, quite disappointed. The screen is great and works well, size is also great, but the music player doesn't work, and the function to open stuff on my phone (HTC Desire) just hangs the phone to the point I have to remove the battery!

Do they not test these things?


Music controller "issue" was clearly stated on SE website, they just removed the explanation, but you'll find a * mark there.

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I have to say too I'm not too impressed on first impressions! I really wanted it for the music app ......... where is it ??

A Gmail App would be nice.
A better clock too!

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I have to say too I'm not too impressed on first impressions! I really wanted it for the music app ......... where is it ??

A Gmail App would be nice.
A better clock too!


I'm quite disappointed too. Music control doesn't work on my Galaxy S, I can change volume levels only... B)
There is still not too many apps which support it, I'd really like to have winamp controls support. And it drains my mobile's battery much quicker with bluetooth turned on all the time.
I thin i'm gonna sell it. :)

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I'm quite disappointed too. Music control doesn't work on my Galaxy S, I can change volume levels only... B)
There is still not too many apps which support it, I'd really like to have winamp controls support. And it drains my mobile's battery much quicker with bluetooth turned on all the time.
I thin i'm gonna sell it. :)


I don't understand you guys... battery consumption is a known thing... There's a radio (in this case BT) turned on... Of course it will drain the battery... Wifi is also a battery drainer, so as GPS.

Edited by LouiS22, 18 November 2010 - 11:20 AM.

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Ok, check this link: SE LiveView.

There's a * there, but no explanation, which was removed - but I don't know why. I remember it was something like this: * music controlling is not compatible with this phone.

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I'd just like to understand why the BT connection drops at least once an hour before I send it back B) Is it LiveView device, the app, or the phone (Wildfire)?

Two things will make it a useful gadget - Email notifications and the music player functionality working.

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I'd just like to understand why the BT connection drops at least once an hour before I send it back B) Is it LiveView device, the app, or the phone (Wildfire)?

Two things will make it a useful gadget - Email notifications and the music player functionality working.


IMHO it's because of crap coding, so it's a software fault.

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Just ordered mine from super e-trader

No news on when we might see the SDK released?

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IMHO it's because of crap coding, so it's a software fault.


Do we know if the OS inside the liveview is Android? Can/will it be hacked? I sure hope so becasue it is disapointing ATM.

On the subject of music control - that is one area where it performs really well on my Nexus1, both through wired headphones and also when my phone is connected to my A2DP car stereo via bluetooth (yes, my phone will connect to both the liveview and the car stereo at the same time). It will adjust volume, skip tracks backwards and forwards and pause/start a track.

The battery usage (in the device not my phone) is my major problem - 6 hours so far is the max! That is not good!

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I'd just like to see the music controls work on the DHD (with maybe album covers shown), proper stability and a permanent connection that doesn't drop so frequently.

Then I'll be happy. B)

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Do we know if the OS inside the liveview is Android? Can/will it be hacked? I sure hope so becasue it is disapointing ATM.

On the subject of music control - that is one area where it performs really well on my Nexus1, both through wired headphones and also when my phone is connected to my A2DP car stereo via bluetooth (yes, my phone will connect to both the liveview and the car stereo at the same time). It will adjust volume, skip tracks backwards and forwards and pause/start a track.

The battery usage (in the device not my phone) is my major problem - 6 hours so far is the max! That is not good!


I'm running it alongside my Nexus One and all apps and controls work fine. The main issues I have are what everybody else has noted. Random disconnections and max 6-7 hours battery life. I've turned off Twitter, facebook and rss as I was maxing 4 hours with them on.....thought it was up to 4 days (is that achievable by only turning on once a day)

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Dont forget to contact SE about your problems, the more the better!

For UK:
http://www.sonyerics...n...cc=gb&lc=sv

I'm having big problems using it with my Desire...

Edited by Nicke, 18 November 2010 - 10:52 PM.

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Dont forget to contact SE about your problems, the more the better!

For UK:
http://www.sonyerics...n...cc=gb&lc=sv

I'm having big problems using it with my Desire...



What's the point? They'll only say that non-SE phones aren't really supported anyway. Call me cynical but I'm fed up with big companies and their lack of after-sales care these days.

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What's the point? They'll only say that non-SE phones aren't really supported anyway. Call me cynical but I'm fed up with big companies and their lack of after-sales care these days.



Because of this?

http://www.sonyerics...port/ac...lc=en

Compatible phones from other brands
Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S 2.1 *

HTC
HTC Desire
HTC Desire 2.2 *
HTC Desire Z 2.2 *
HTC Nexus One 2.2*
HTC Wildfire 2.1 *

Motorola
Motorola Milestone 2.0.1
Motorola Milestone XT720


So, they lie. Well ok, i will tell them about my problems anyway.

Edited by Nicke, 19 November 2010 - 09:40 PM.

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Oh well, gone and reported the faults on the site you linked to (even asked for them to release the source code). Let's all do the same then, see if they really give a stuff.

I'm personally expecting either a non-commital response about how it sounds faulty and I should return it or just nothing at all.

We'll see.

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Oh well, gone and reported the faults on the site you linked to (even asked for them to release the source code). Let's all do the same then, see if they really give a stuff.

I'm personally expecting either a non-commital response about how it sounds faulty and I should return it or just nothing at all.

We'll see.



Here is a mirror to the official LiveView SDK

http://dl.dropbox.co...ew_SDK_v1.0.zip

here is my source:
http://developer.son.../...cc=gb&lc=en

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Here is a mirror to the official LiveView SDK

http://dl.dropbox.co...ew_SDK_v1.0.zip

here is my source:
http://developer.son.../...cc=gb&lc=en



Are you sure this wasn't your source??

http://android.modac...ave-sdk-people/

B) Just kiddin'..........

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Are you sure this wasn't your source??

http://android.modac...ave-sdk-people/

;) Just kiddin'..........


;) no, i got it yesterday by a mistake from SE :)

after this tweet http://twitter.com/#!/SonyEricssonDev/...611629534253056 i visited the SE Dev Site and found a dwnload there :)

i send this to DL to few Devs after i got it B)

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Did you get a Sony Ericsson LiveView (like me)?

What apps would YOU like to see on it! B)

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Well, before I think about any plug-ins I'd like to see the power-on clock screen changed (I realise that is firmware and not plug-in territory) and on a very basic level I want the day of the week displayed. Why do we need to know what year it is??

A preference setting ought to also allow us to use an analog clock face on that screen.

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an email plugin would be great.

even if it was just the subject and sender displayed

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