August 26, 2011

Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Neo V with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson have announced via a press release that all their Xperia line of smartphones that was launched in 2011 will be getting the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update. The latest version of Gingerbread is expected to be rolling out to the Xperia phones starting October of this year to some select markets.

With that said, Sony Ericsson is also introducing their newest addition to the Xperia family of devices, the Xperia Neo V, a smartphone that will be running on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread right out the box.

Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread's features include:
  • Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia™ functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities. We have talked about Facebook inside Xperia™ on previousposts
  • Xperia™ smartphones introducing world’s first 3D sweep panorama functionality powered by Sony.
  • The software upgrade will enable consumers to turn their Xperia™ smartphone into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock™ multimedia station. Connect the smartphone to a TV via HDMI to get a big screen experience.
  • Swipe text input – text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
  • Screen capture – allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone

The Xperia Neo V is scheduled to launch in select markets starting Q4 of 2011. 
"Xperia™ neo V is one of the first products to launch with the new software and will include features such as Google Talk with Video Chat, 3D sweep panorama and Facebook inside Xperia™."
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V specs:

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
    • TimeScape UI with Facebook Inside Xperia 
  • 3.7" FWVGA (480x854) touchscreen display
    • Reality Display
    • Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor
  • 512MB RAM*
  • Memory
    • Internal: 320MB
    • External: Up to 32GB via a microSD card (2GB included)
  • Camera
    • Rear: 5MP
      • Auto Focus
      • 16x Digital Zoom
      • LED Flash
      • Face Detection
      • Image Stabilizer
      • HD Video Recording 720p
    • Front: VGA
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP*
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • DLNA
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0*
  • Sensor*
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Digital Compass
  • Batter
    • 1500 mAh battery


Source: Sony Ericsson


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