Back in September Sony Ericsson started the roll out of the Google Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 update for its Xperia Play and Xperia Arc devices, but back then it was only for the Nordic countries comprising countries like Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. And now Sony Ericsson has started the roll out of the same Gingerbread 2.3.4 upgrade for more countries that include India as well.
With this all the new range of Xperia smartphones that include Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, Xperia Ray, Xperia Active, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Arc S and the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will be upgraded to Android version 2.3.4 via the Sony Ericsson PC companion software.
The Gingerbread version 2.3.4 update brings quite a few much wanted and needed inclusion to the phones along with a few additional features that definitely add more utility to the users. The two of the biggest inclusions to the smartphones through this update is the inclusion of the Google talk with video calling feature for phones with a front facing camera. Along with that all the smartphones will now get the Facebook inside Xperia feature.
On the multimedia front, users will now be able to connect USB powered peripherals to the Xperia smartphones and all the Xperia (phones mentioned above) will get DLNA (Digital Living network Alliance) capabilities as well.
With the new update, all the above mentioned smartphones will get the new 3D panorama sweep feature in the camera menu as well. And last but not the least, all the Xperia smartphones now with his update will be able to grab or capture screens on the device as a native capability and no additional software’s will be required to do so.
The updates have just been rolled out so it may take time before all users here in India get the update notification. Sony Ericsson as usual will be rolling out the release to generic kits or non operator locked phones first.
Users need to connect their devices to the Sony Ericsson PC companion software and check for the updates as there has been no single date announced as to when the update will be available as per a particular region.