Owners of Sony Ericsson devices rejoice! We mentioned previously that a few lucky owners in the Nordic/Dutch region receiving the Gingerbread 2.3 update. The moment the rest of you have been waiting for is finally here with SE rolling out the coveted Gingerbread update to the rest of the owners around the world. Owners of SE devices (which will include the Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, and so on) can look forward to some noteworthy features with the update: » Read the rest
It has been quite a while now that we have been hearing a bunch of hype from Sony about plans to update all of their 2011 Experia phones to Android 2.3.4 starting in October. If you look at your calendar you will notice that it is still September yet and some users are reporting to have already received the update. It is pretty rad when a manufacturer beats there own proposed roll out date, huh?
Yesterday we told you about the Xperia Neo receiving the 2.3.4 update to users with Nordic/Dutch devices, now we have further confirmation of expansion to the Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc. Unfortunately, there has been no word yet on the Xperia Pro but should soon join the ranks of 2.3.4.
One of the more popular features for the Neo and the Arc is the ability to take 3D pictures! “No way,” you’re saying right now, “you can’t do that with a 2D camera, can you?” Oh, but with Sony Ericsson’s 3D panorama software you can! The only caveat, you must display your photos on a 3D capable T.V. in order to enjoy your new multidimensional memories. For you Xperia Play owners, I regret to inform you that you have been omitted from this feature for reasons unknown. » Read the rest
Well, looks like Sony decided to pull the plug on any future support for teh XPERIA X10 family of devices with regards to available updates after Android 2.1. This is not going to sit well with owners of the XPERIA X10 models, which includes the X10, X10 mini, and the X10 mini Pro. This means no Froyo, or Gingerbread, or anything further Android OS. iSad.
Sony did state that they will continue to develop updates for some of the proprietary software included in the XPERIA X10 line such as multitouch and mediascape going forward. If you’d won’t take NO for an answer though, you can always find a good unofficial ROM for Froyo or Gingerbread too.
[via Android Community, CES]
If you have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, or perhaps a Samsung Galaxy S device on O2, you’re in luck, because plans to get you upgraded are in place for November 15th!
Sony Ericsson Xperia family users on O2 (that includes X10, X10 Mini, and X10 Mini Pro) will be receiving Android 2.1. Samsung Galaxy S family users will be receiving Android 2.2. Sorry Xperia people.
The update is likely to get rolled out in stages, but you can at least expect it to begin on Monday November 15th.
[via Android Central]
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is now available in ”Piano” black. Previously you could find it in white or white-dark color palate, and photos of the new black model have begun to surface, but this is the first look on video we have of the new black Xperia X8 in full action.
Who doesn’t want to be happy? I want to be happy. I bet you do too as you’re reading this. Sony also recognizes its Ericsson Xperia users like to be happy, but haven’t been lately due to the long wait for Android 2.x updates for the Xperia family of handhelds. To make amends, Sony is releasing an app called simply “Happiness”, available to all Xperia users via the Android Market.
The Happiness app will offer “free entertainment content such as music, videos, as well as exclusive discounts across leading brands, high street retailers, restaurants and bars.” You may be asking what that really includes. Well, it includes discounts on meals, deals on clothing, footwear, free downloads, and ticket discounts. Xperia users can also share these discounts with up to 3 friends who don’t have to be Xperia users themselves to receive the benefits.
Not bad Sony, not bad. But they will be happier if you just update the Xperia family and move forward we think. What do you think?