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Xperia S with Mac OS X Discussion

14th April 2012, 03:00 AM |#1  
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Anyone owns a Mac and the Xperia S?

My experience with the phone (firmware .73) and my Mac (OS X 10.7.3 Lion) is particularly bad:
  • Unable to perform drag and drop media transfer like previous Android devices.
  • The Official Mac Bridge is very buggy (Even on latest update ver2.1), will stuck when transferring lots of file, and does not work with lossless music
  • Unable to perform USB tethering
Don't get me wrong, the phone itself is great, but I just don't understand why it works bad on a Mac.

Please share your experience and possible fix, if any.
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14th April 2012, 03:05 AM |#2  
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Don't get me wrong, the phone itself is great, but I just don't understand why it works bad on a Mac.

I suspect a very high proportion of Mac users would choose an iPhone so the number of S users on OSX would be very small.
14th April 2012, 03:37 AM |#3  
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I have Mac but only sync one playlist at the time if I click on too many playlist then the phone just hang. No option for back up
14th April 2012, 03:39 AM |#4  
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Use wifi file explorer pro or swiftp to transfer files over wifi.
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I suspect a very high proportion of Mac users would choose an iPhone so the number of S users on OSX would be very small.

In fact I switched from iPhone 4 to XS...
I used to have a Huawei phone and a HP TouchPad.
Both works fine on a Mac, just this...
14th April 2012, 04:09 AM |#6  
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I have Mac but only sync one playlist at the time if I click on too many playlist then the phone just hang. No option for back up

I only created one huge playlist (containing about 800 songs).
But it also hang after syncinig half of the playlist.
14th April 2012, 06:51 AM |#7  
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In fact I switched from iPhone 4 to XS...
I used to have a Huawei phone and a HP TouchPad.
Both works fine on a Mac, just this...

I aslo switched from iPhone4 to Xperia S... and have exactly the same problems with copying music using Mac bridge... I even posted on the Sony forum for this and got a reply that asked for more information.. and after i gave it never heard from them again...

I now use double twist and air sync to copy music to my phone.
Mac bridge seems to work ok on other media files just not mp3's.
21st April 2012, 02:09 PM |#8  
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Really lame on Sony's part.

I'm using bootcamp, just so I can use the XS to it's fullest.
21st April 2012, 05:17 PM |#9  
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Here here!
I'm on a Mac too.

And yes. Mac Bridge is just too slow...
22nd April 2012, 05:31 AM |#10  
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it's very funny, it's like they gave 0 support to mac users for this... very disappointing.
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