Sony Ericsson XPERIA neo V and 2.3.4 Gingerbread Update for XPERIA lineup announced; Releasing in Q4
Sony Ericsson has unveiled a new Android Smartphone dubbed XPERIA neo V, the company has also announced the Gingerbread 2.3.4 update for all 2011 XPERIA lineup and the first Smartphone to run 2.34 right out of the box will be the new Xperia neo V. The update will hit the whole Xperia lineup from this year – PLAY, Arc, neo, pro, mini, mini pro, active and ray. The update will bring many new features for your XPERIA smartphone, before it is addressed let’s go through what the new new V packs under the hood.
The new neo V Smartphone in fact resembles the previous Xperia neo and has almost same specs. The Smartphone powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor features a 3.7-inch FWVGA Reality display with scratch-resistant surface, Adreno 205 graphics and 512MB RAM. The camera has been replaced with 5MP, the previous version had 8MP camera and it seems that Sony Ericsson has some difficulties manufacturing the 8 megapixel camera sensors since the tragic earthquakes in Japan. The camera has HD video recording and 3D sweep panorama functionality. Xperia neo V packs some bulk with its .51” (13 mm) profile and 4.44 ounces (126 g) of weight. The device also features other usual connectivity option including HDMI port.
According to the SE, the new XPERIA neo V is expected to be released in Q4 2011, the pricing is yet to be announced by the company.
When it comes to the new features of the Android 2.3.4 update, that include as follows:
- Sony 3D sweep panorama functionality – you can take panorama shots and watch them (in 2D) on your phone, (in 2D) on your HTDV or (in 3D) on your 3D HDTV
- Screen capture – grab a screenshot anywhere from your Xperia
- Enhanced Facebook integration
- Google Talk with Video Chat (for Xperia phones with front-facing camera)
- Swipe text input – works just like Swype, but it’s called T9 trace
- USB on-the-go functionality – it works only when you’ve connected your Xperia phone to the Sony Ericsson LiveDock. It supports wired and wireless USB accessories such as keyboard, mouse and gamepads. There is no word on USB drives support yet.
To see the software update features, watch the video below and feel free to comment in the box.
[youtube width=”500″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejP-zWWei3I