Sony ericsson Xperia range users can look up to a brighter future. They will finally get the much awaited Android Gingerbread update version 2.3.4. The upgrade will be available from October. Android updates vary from mobile developer to another since they have to theme it to their liking, making a release have almost entirely different themes and minor features on phones from different manufacturers.
Changes will include Facebook inside improvement, 3D camera functionality from Sony and Google talk with video chat. The software upgrade enables consumers to turn their Xperia smartphone into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock™ multimedia station. Connect the smartphone to a TV via HDMI to get a big screen experience. Also added in the upgrade will be swipe text input and screen capture.
Camera enhancements from Sony introduce 3D sweep panorama technology so that images can be captured and then viewed in 3D by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. Software upgrade will be available in select markets through a phased roll out starting from October 2011. Xperia™ owners will receive a notification instructing them to instantaneously download the software over the air via 3G or WiFi. Alternatively, they will have the option to connect to a computer and download it via PC companion.
On the same announcement, Sony Ericsson unveiled Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V which features reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and a 3.7 inch screen FWVGA with multitouch. Colours are white, Blue gradient and Silver. The phone will have Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 OS and a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor. Camera is 5 megapixels with 16x zoom with autofocus, face detection, 3D sweep panorama, led flash, tough focus, geo tagging, scene detection, HD video recording, self timer, and also a front facing camera for video chat. The phone comes with a swipe to write feature, onscreen qwerty, 3D games, 3.5 mm jack, GPS, Bluetooth, Google lattitude, Google maps for mobile, Google maps with street view, HDMI support, Modem, WiFi and WiFi hotspot functionality, Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation, Tv out, USB mass storage. Internal memory is 320 mb and memory card support of upyo 32gb. Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min and standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo V will be available globally in select markets from Q4 2011.