New software update announced for 2011 Xperia phones

Along with the launch of Xperia Neo v, Sony Ericsson has also announced a new software update for all the Xperia series smartphones released this year. This update will bring Android 2.3.4 and some new features [details below] to these smartphones.

Update Changelog:

  • Xperia smartphones to be upgraded to Android 2.3.4 including Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities
  • World’s first 3D sweep panorama functionality powered by Sony
  • Ability to turn Xperia smartphones into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station
  • Swype input
  • Native Screen capture – allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone


This 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. You will also have the option to get the update via PC companion.

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