Sony Ericsson will add new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia smartphone range with a software upgrade from October 2011. The company says customers with one of this year’s Android-powered Xperia smartphones will receive enhanced camera features including ‘3D sweep panorama technology’, enabling 3D images to be captured and then viewed on a 3D TV by using the phone’s HDMI output.
In addition, there’ll be improvements to the Xperia Facebook application, along with all the benefits of Android ‘Gingerbread’ version 2.3.4.
Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson, said “With this software upgrade, we are bringing a wealth of new and really entertaining experiences to all our 2011 Xperia smartphones, including those already in consumers’ hands today. Our users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration, and enhanced camera functionality from Sony.”
The new Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is one of the first products due to launch with the new software. This Android device will have a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch 480x854 pixel scratch-resistant display and a 5 megapixel camera with image stabiliser and HD video recording. It’s expected to be available from Q4 2011.