Back in September Sony Ericsson announced that some of their devices would be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3.4, the downside was that the rollout was only announced for Nordic countries. Sony Ericsson has now announced via the Sony Ericsson blog that the 2.3.4 update is now rolling out to the rest of the world and that they`ve also added some more goodies to the update that rolled out to the Nordic countries.
The devices getting the update are : 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.
So what is in the update :
Some caveats apply to the rollout, the update will be available for all unlocked mobiles and most carrier variants but there will be local deviations -so basically it`ll depend on your carrier to deliver the update after ‘testing’. Now, obviously Google Talk video chat will only be available for phones with front facing camera, the only other exception is with the Xperia PLAY, which will not get 3D panorama sweep but it will get HD video recording and the rest of the updates.
No word yet on Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia lineup, but Google has said that devices running Gingerbread should technically be able to run the newest Android update and Sony Ericsson seem pretty keen to keep their devices updated and even adding the extra functions seen above, so hopefully we`ll see something on it after the Ice Cream Sandwich source is released to AOSP. We`ll keep you posted if/when they announce something.
Video from Sony covering the update :