Android 2.3.4 arriving for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Play next week in UK


You have to give some credit to Sony Ericsson. The smartphone manufacturer went from Android OS updates that were few and far between to a lineup that not only features the latest version of Android at launch, but which also is receiving updates at a much more reasonable rate. SE revealed today that their Xperia Arc and Xperia Play will soon rank among the short list of devices running Android 2.3.4, the fresh-out-of-the-oven update that brings along GTalk video calling among other things.

The update will also include a little feature Sony Ericsson has been cooking up called Facebook Inside. It creates a deep integration between the phone and the social network, allowing users to “like” currently playing music, share all sorts of content, and contact and calendar sync.

The update is slated to hit UK networks next week, carrier willing. We can only hope Sony Ericsson extends the privilege to the soon-to-be release US version of the Xperia Play.

[via Recombu]

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  1.  Wow…never thought 2.3.4 would be rolled out so soon….by SONY

    1. Mainly the software android part of the SE phone is done by Ericsson in Sweden and not Sony :)

  2.  Well done SE, they’re really showing they mean business with Android

  3.  If SE keeps up this behavior my next phone will almost certainly be SE. 

  4.  Bit late for April fools isn’t it?

  5.  Oh and the arc doesn’t even have a front facing camera so this update doesn’t really add much does it? I guess the Sony custom stuff might be what its all about.

  6.  Am also impressed to say the least as a rather irate X10 owner

  7.  According to PC World, the US version is shipping with Android 2.3.4 already. http://www.pcworld.com/article/228195/sony_ericsson_xperia_play_first_look.html

  8. They’ve really turned things around with these regular software upgrades and updates. It’ll be nice to finally video call on my XPlay.

  9.  what about the Xperia X10??? Similar hardware!!!!!

  10.  now just let me get my psp library of games on it! i want some god of war on my phone please!!

  11.  Just a short BTW, it is Android 2.3.3 and not Android 2.3.4. So you won’t be getting the new GTalk for instance :(

  12. It’s Android 2.3.3 not 2.3.4, check your source they had it wrong.

  13. i dont understand why they didnt included the camera to HD?? 

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