Hi all devs,
I have seen quite a few comments regarding the kernel version in the ICS alpha release. The reason why we are keeping the 2.6.32-kernel is that we have prioritized time to market. It is rather quick to get a new kernel up and running, but it takes a lot of testing and validation to make it stable and run with the modem, get a good battery performance etc. Quite some effort has been put in to the Sony Ericsson 2.6.32 kernel, to make it as stable and reliable as possible for the 8255 platform, and we do not feel that the user benefit of a new kernel would justify a later release date.
/Karl-Johan “Kalle” Dahlström
Sony Ericsson Developer Program