Sony Ericsson announced today that their 2011 Xperia smartphones will be receiving Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread updates starting in October. The update will include Google Talk with Video Chat, updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality, support for USB peripherals, swipe text input, and the ability to take screenshots. Another cool feature is the 3D sweep panorama technology. It allows images to be captured and then viewed in 3D by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. That’s pretty cool for 3D TV owners.
Today’s announcement from Sony Ericsson also includes the Xperia Neo V which will be hitting shelves in Q4 of this year. The Neo V will launch with the 2.3.4 update already on board and will be showing off a Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Inside the Neo V is packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, a 2GB microSD card (supports up to 32GB), 720p video recording, and a 1500 mAh Battery. Outside you’ll find it rocking the colors white, blue gradient, and silver. I’ll be honest, Sony Ericsson hasn’t really hit my excitement radar as far as their smartphones are concerned. This news has me wanting to check one out though, how about you? A video showing off the update’s features can be found after the break as well as the source link for full details.