Sony Ericsson to start Android 2.3.4 update roll-out for Xperia phones

Sony Ericsson has announced that it will start the roll-out of Android 2.3.4 update for 2011 Xperia phones very soon. The update was earlier pushed only to Nordic countries, will now reach to global buyers along with added features.

The phones which are going to receive this 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.

In India, we have eight phones selling currently, and the update for these should start in a week or so. Exact time-frame has not been announced by Sony Ericsson till now. A similar time-line would be followed for other countries too in case of unlocked Xperia units.

Update Changelog:

  • Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities.
  • 3D Sweep Panorama functionality
  • 16x video zoom
  • The software upgrade will enable consumers to turn their Xperia smartphones into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station.
  • Gesture input – text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
  • WiFi DLNA
  • Native Screen capture support

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19 thoughts on “Sony Ericsson to start Android 2.3.4 update roll-out for Xperia phones


    (November 3, 2011 - 9:31 pm)

    I got this update through SEMC software on 27th Oct for my xperia arc.


    (October 31, 2011 - 4:08 pm)

    Learn to read , go to this link and download and follow the instructions for mini pro .
    its very very simple and stop whigning about not having an upgrade download the uk version its the same.


    (October 31, 2011 - 3:09 pm)

    My xperia mini pro still not showing any update. from india


    (October 31, 2011 - 2:48 pm)

    By the way it was for XPERIA ARC – India … updating to 2.3.4 Build 4.0.2.A.0.42


    (October 31, 2011 - 2:45 pm)

    got an update notification today.

    Had update 2.3.4 Build 4.0.1.A.0.283

    today updating to 2.3.4 Build 4.0.2.A.0.42

    Will post an update once it is done.. right now downloading…


    (October 31, 2011 - 2:40 am)

    Im sure the x10 is capable to support all these new functions.


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:54 pm)

    Will i lose my data if i update from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4. I have a Xperia mini pro…


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:52 pm)

    Use the SE PC companion to update


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:51 pm)

    I was able to get the update on an Indian Arc, Neo and Mini


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:42 pm)

    Do it manually the guide is on XDA is very very simple.


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:14 pm)

    guys,,,,,,,2.3.4 is available for all sone ericsson android phones…just connect your phone to pc use pc companion and update it…i did it yesterday,,i got 2.3.4,,,,,,i use xperia mini…


    (October 30, 2011 - 4:27 pm)

    Yet no update has been found in play is still runing 2.3.3


    (October 30, 2011 - 10:54 am)

    mee too frm india no update for me xperia mini pro 🙁


    (October 30, 2011 - 8:22 am)

    You need to upgrade it through Sony Ericsson PC Companion to get the update. The updates have been rolling out in India since the 27th.


    (October 29, 2011 - 6:48 pm)

    Errr, i dun see any update for me Xperia Mini Pro… It always show ‘your phone is up to date’. Malaysia here. (:


    (October 29, 2011 - 6:43 pm)

    sony Ericsson have confirmed that ice cream sandwixh will be available to 2011 xperia phone some time early next year


    (October 29, 2011 - 6:40 pm)

    Not just for nordic countries my xperia play got updated to 2.3.4 2 days ago, im in the UK


    (October 29, 2011 - 3:37 pm)

    What about the Xperia X10? will it get the upgrade as well?


    (October 29, 2011 - 1:03 pm)

    Neo V already comes with Android 2.3.4, with all the features aforementioned. I’m not sure if Neo V qualifies for an update…I think SE should be looking towards rolling out ICS….than 2.3.4

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