I hear that Sony is going to be releasing V3 of Sony Bridge for Mac (on the Sony Mobile forum) but besides new features, I really hope they'll fix it to it detects the phone properly - and quickly.
I've got lots of phones, from an old X10 to X10 mini pro, arc, neo, active, live walkman and two Xperia S's (one review model, one my own). I've also got an Xperia U for a bit.
Now all of the old phones detect very quickly, but the Xperia S's and sometimes the U struggle... often timing out. I really can't figure out what's happening, nor why on one occasion it even thought the Xperia S was its Japanese counterpart (forget the model number) and also showed up as 'Sony Ericsson' rather than Sony!
I am beginning to think there's an issue with the phone, rather than the software (even though the SW seems very buggy with all the sync problems mentioned above, yet I'd love to get into a position to be able to have sync problems!).
Has anyone else got this problem on the Xperia S? How do you fix it. Believe me, I've tried every combination of unplugging the phone, force quitting the app, rebooting the Mac, rebooting the phone, swapping USB port, resetting the powered USB hub.... but most of the time it's just reconnecting over and over and it working, after maybe 60 seconds of trying to detect!
It's infuriating, especially as there's a specific Android app for Mac to manage files, but that doesn't work with the Xperia S even though it supports MTP! I too hope ICS might fix this.