Sony Ericsson today introduced the Xperia neo V Android smartphone with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 5 megapixel camera and 3.7" display. The company also announced it will release updates for all 2011 Xperia range to upgrade them to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Here is more info on the new phone and the new update:
Sony Ericsson today announced new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia smartphone range with a comprehensive software upgrade from October 2011. Consumers with 2011 Xperia smartphones will benefit from improvements to Sony Ericsson?s unique Facebook inside Xperia offering and 3D camera functionality from Sony. The upgrade also allows consumers to enjoy the full benefits of the Android Gingerbread platform including Google Talk with Video Chat.
Some of the features you will get from this update are:
-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 previous posts. -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 Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V:
Xperia neo V is one of the first new products to launch with the new software and will include all the features like Google Talk with Video Chat, 3D sweep panorama and enhanced Facebook inside Xperia functionality. Building on the success of the original Xperia neo launched earlier this year, Xperia neo V takes the latest Android software for smartphones and the best of Sony entertainment experiences, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, to even more markets. Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V will be available globally in select markets from Q4 2011.
Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V at a glance.
Color: White Blue Gradient Silver Facts
Size: 116 x 57 x 13mm Weight: 126g Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread version 2.3.4) Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
Camera: 3D sweep panorama 5 megapixel camera 16x digital zoom Auto focus Face detection Flash/LED Front facing camera (VGA) Geo tagging HD video recording (720p) Image stabiliser Red-eye reduction Scene detection Self-timer Send to web Smile detection Sweep panorama Touch capture Touch focus Video light Video recording Video stabiliser
Music: Album art Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) Media player Music tones (MP3/AAC) PlayNow service Sony Ericsson Music player TrackID music recognition xLOUD
Internet: Android Market Bookmarks Google search Google Voice Search Pan & zoom Web browser (WebKit)
Communication: Call list Conference calls Facebook application Facebook inside Xperia V2 Google Talk video chat Noise Shield Polyphonic ringtones Sony Ericsson Timescape Speakerphone Twitter (Timescape integration) Vibrating alert Video chat ready
Messaging: Conversations Email Google Mail Instant messaging Multimedia messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Sound recorder Text messaging (SMS)
Design: Auto rotation Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY) Live wallpaper Picture wallpaper Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine Swipe to write Touch screen
Entertainment: 3D games Media browser Motion gaming Radio (FM radio with RDS) Video streaming YouTube
Organiser: Alarm clock Calculator Calendar Document readers E-Manual Flight mode Google Calendar Google Gallery 3D Infinite button Phonebook Setup guide Widget manager
Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack aGPS Bluetooth technology DLNA Certified Google Latitude Google Maps for Mobile Google Maps with Street View HDMI support Media Transfer Protocol support Micro USB support Modem Native USB tethering Synchronisation via Facebook Synchronisation via Google Sync Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync TV Out USB mass storage USB High speed 2.0 support Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation
Display: Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 16,777,216 colour TFT Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch) 3.7 inches 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA) Scratch-resistant
Memory: Phone memory: Up to 320MB Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB Memory card included: 2GB microSD
Battery life: Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs Music listening time: Up to 31 hrs Video playback time: Up to 7 hrs 25 min