In the not so distant past Sony Ericsson was one of the manufacturers which never got the updates on time, but it’s not the case today. The company announced an update for its entire 2011 Xperia line-up (Xperia Arc, Play and Neo). The update should start rolling in October for a few select markets and carriers, afterwards spreading in waves world-wide.
Sony Ericsson plans to bring Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread to the whole Xperia phones of 2011, and with it a number of new features such as: Google Talk video chat support, easier Facebook integration with “Facebook inside Xperia”, own branded swipe text input, screen capture support (weird this wasnt added before), and the ability to connect USB peripherals through the LiveDock.
“With this software upgrade, we are bringing a wealth of new and really entertaining experiences to all our 2011 Xperia™ smartphones, including those already in consumers’ hands today,”said Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Our users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration, and enhanced camera functionality from Sony.”
Along with the update announcement SE also revealed Xperia neo V set for launch in quarter 4, we are guessing somewhere around Christmas, one of the first smartphones to come with the new software and will include all the features mention above.
- 3.7 inches
- 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA) scratch-resistant
- Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread version 2.3.4)
- Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
- 5 megapixel camera HD video recording (720p)
- Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
- HDMI™ support
- Media Transfer Protocol support
- Micro USB support
- USB 2.0
- 1500 mAh battery
- Stereo portable handsfree
- 2GB microSD™ memory card
- Weight: 126g