Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, Play and Neo Get A Software Update

Sony Ericsson has started rolling out a new software update for three of its Xperia branded handsets the Xperia Play, Neo and Arc. The software update does not bump the Android version to 2.3.4, but brings a host of welcomed features.


First and foremost, the software update adds a Themes’ section to the handset. There are five themes already pre-installed. Each theme is based on a specific color found on the Sony Ericsson logo. SE has also added xLOUD’ feature, which boost the volume of the speaker. I tried this feature on my Arc, and enabling xLOUD just increased the treble a bit.

Another feature which this software update brings is stereo quality audio recording in HD videos on the Arc and the Neo. The core apps found on these apps have also been updated. The Gallery and Music Player apps have also got minor UI enhancements, along with the launcher which now supports landscape mode. The usual performance and stability improvements are also on-board.

Sony Ericsson is slowly rolling out the update to all the Xperia handsets out there, so please be patient before you get the update via OTA.

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  • Andre Russell

    ALSO! theres an awesome new transition on the Xperia Play, when you press the standby button, it acts like a TV switching off, i swear ive almost killed my phone putting it on standby and off again just cuz it looks so awesome :D , Oh and the facebook notifications are orange now, aand also when you unlock your phone, theres a little chime effect